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Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967–2014)


Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry. After becoming involved in high school ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 88 wins & 98 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Capote
Capote Truman Capote
(2005)
Doubt
Doubt Father Brendan Flynn
(2008)
Charlie Wilson's War
Charlie Wilson's War Gust Avrakotos
(2007)
The Master
The Master Lancaster Dodd
(2012)

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 1999 Flawless
Rusty
 1998 Happiness
Allen
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland
Sean
 1998 Montana
Duncan
 1996 Hard Eight
Young Craps Player (as Phillip Seymour Hoffman)
 1994 Szuler
Martin (as Phil Hoffman)
 1994 The Getaway
Frank Hansen (as Philip Hoffman)
 1993 Money for Nothing
Cochran (as Philip S. Hoffman)
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Chuck Bronski (as Philip Hoffman)
 1993 Joey Breaker
Wiley McCall
 1992 Scent of a Woman
George Willis, Jr. (as Philip S. Hoffman)
 1992 Leap of Faith
Matt
 1992 My New Gun
Chris
 1991 Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
Klutch (as Phil Hoffman)
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Other Works:

Music video "Try" by Michael Penn, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 25 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Philip S. Hoffman | Philip Hoffman | Phillip Seymour Hoffman | Phil Hoffman

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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[on Capote (2005)] I knew that it would be great, but I still took the role kicking and screaming. Playing Capote took a lot of concentration. I prepared for four and a half months. I read and listened to his voice and watched videos of him on TV. Sometimes being an actor is like being some kind of detective where you're on the search for a secret that will unlock the character. With Capote, the ... See more »

Trivia:

His three Oscar nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category came from films in which he appeared along Amy Adams: Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Doubt (2008) and The Master (2012). Adams was nominated for the two latter films. See more »

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His characters often ran through a wide range of emotions See more »

Nickname:

Phil

Star Sign:

Leo

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