He played the zany, carefree Dustin Davis in Twister.
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Philip S. Hoffman | Philip Hoffman | Phillip Seymour Hoffman | Phil Hoffman
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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It's not by going into 'the business,'. The business can't be a thought. You get a foothold because you want to get a foothold as an artist. Your desire, your intensity, has to be about being a great actor or a great painter or a great musician. If that's strong enough, it'll lead you to good teachers and to places where you'll learn. For me, the business wasn't a thought. I was doing a play, and...
Hoffman was found dead, reportedly from a drug overdose, in his Manhattan apartment on February 2, 2014, exactly one day after the death (from pneumonia) of another Best Actor Oscar winner, 83-year-old Maximilian Schell
(for Judgment at Nuremberg
His characters often ran through a wide range of emotions