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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. After becoming involved in high school theatrics, he attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989. He made his feature film debut in the indie ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 81 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Happyish (TV Series) (post-production)
Thom Payne
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Lancaster Dodd
 2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry (TV Movie) (voice)
 2009 Arthur (TV Series)
Will Toffman
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Movie)
Charlie Mayne
 2003 Mattress Man Commercial (Video short)
Dean Trumbell
 1999 Flawless
Rusty
 1998 Happiness
Allen
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland
Sean
 1998 Montana
Duncan
 1997 Culture (Short)
Bill
 1996 Hard Eight
Young Craps Player (as Phillip Seymour Hoffman)
 1995 The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (Short)
Bernardo / Horatio / Laertes (as Philip S. Hoffman)
 1994 The Yearling (TV Movie)
Buck
 1994 Szuler
Martin
 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)
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Steven Hanauer
- The Violence of Summer (1991) ... Steven Hanauer (as Philip Hoffman)
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Other Works:

Stage credits include: Jane Anderson's "Defying Gavity" at the American Palace Theatre; "The Merchant Of Venice" directed by Peter Sellers; and the Williamstown Theatre Productions of "Henry V" and "Mother Courage"; the off- Broadway production of "Shopping And Fucking" by Mark Ravenhill; and the 2000 Broadway production of "True West". See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 23 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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Personal Quote:

I teach acting sometimes - not a lot, but once in a while - and what I really try to say to them - 'cause I know it's true - is that if you're doing a play or you're shooting a film, the way you feel after a performance that night, or after a day of work, if you've done well, is the best it gets. You don't need anyone to tell you. I always say it's like when you can go home and fall asleep and ... See more »

Trivia:

Grew up in upstate New York, outside of Rochester, in the village of Fairport. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Phil

Star Sign:

Leo

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