Philip Seymour Hoffman

Birthday:

07/23/1967

Place of birth:

Fairport - New York - USA:

Biography:

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles–typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits—Hoffman acted in many films, including leading roles, from the early 1990s until his death in 2014. Drawn to theater as a teenager, Hoffman studied acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He began his screen career in a 1991 episode of Law & Order and started to appear in films in 1992. He gained recognition for his supporting work, notably in Scent of a Woman (1992), Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), Patch Adams (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), and Along Came Polly (2004). He began to occasionally play leading roles, and for his portrayal of the author Truman Capote in Capote (2005), won multiple accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. Hoffman's profile continued to grow and he received three more Oscar nominations for his supporting work as a brutally frank CIA officer in Charlie Wilson's War (2007), a priest accused of pedophilia in Doubt (2008), and the charismatic leader of a Scientology-type movement in The Master (2012). While he mainly worked in independent films, including The Savages (2007) and Synecdoche, New York (2008), Hoffman also appeared in Flawless (1999), and Hollywood blockbusters such as Twister (1996) and Mission: Impossible III (2006), and in one of his final roles, as Plutarch Heavensbee in the Hunger Games series (2013–15). The feature Jack Goes Boating (2010) marked his debut as a filmmaker. Hoffman was also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the off-Broadway LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, where he directed, produced, and appeared in numerous stage productions. His performances in three Broadway plays—True West in 2000, Long Day's Journey into Night in 2003, and Death of a Salesman in 2012—all led to Tony Award nominations. Description above from the Wikipedia article Philip Seymour Hoffman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Film Credits

Starring Austin Pendleton (2016)
as
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
as Plutarch Heavensbee
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
as Plutarch Heavensbee
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
as Günther Bachmann
God's Pocket (2014)
as Mickey Scarpato
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
as
HAPPYish (2013)
as
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
as Plutarch Heavensbee
Salinger (2013)
as Himself
The Master: Back Beyond (2013)
as Lancaster Dodd
A Late Quartet (2012)
as Robert Gelbart
The Master (2012)
as Lancaster Dodd
The Ides of March (2011)
as Paul Zara
Moneyball (2011)
as Art Howe
A Child's Garden of Poetry (2011)
as
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
as Jack
Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of Eastman Theatre (2010)
as Himself / Narrator
The Invention of Lying (2009)
as Jim the Bartender
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
as Le Comte
Mary and Max (2009)
as Max Jerry Horovitz (voice)
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
as Himself
Doubt (2008)
as Father Brendan Flynn
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
as Caden Cotard
Directed by Sidney Lumet: How the Devil Was Made (2008)
as
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
as Gust Avrakotos
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
as Andy Hanson
The True Story of Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
as
The Savages (2007)
as Jon Savage
Strangers with Candy (2006)
as Henry
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
as Owen Davian
Capote (2005)
as Truman Capote
Along Came Polly (2004)
as Sandy Lyle
Cold Mountain (2003)
as Reverend Veasey
Mattress Man Commercial (2003)
as Dean Trumbull
Owning Mahowny (2003)
as Dan Mahowny
Love Liza (2002)
as Wilson Joel
25th Hour (2002)
as Jacob Elinsky
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
as Dean Trumbell
Red Dragon (2002)
as Freddy Lounds
Last Party 2000 (2001)
as
Almost Famous (2000)
as Lester Bangs
State and Main (2000)
as Joseph Turner White
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000)
as Himself
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
as Freddie Miles
Magnolia (1999)
as Phil Parma
Flawless (1999)
as Rusty
Patch Adams (1998)
as Mitch Roman
Happiness (1998)
as Allen
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
as Sean
The Big Lebowski (1998)
as Brandt
Montana (1998)
as Duncan
Boogie Nights (1997)
as Scotty J.
Culture (1997)
as
Twister (1996)
as Dustin Davis
Hard Eight (1996)
as Young craps player
The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995)
as
Nobody's Fool (1994)
as Officer Raymer
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
as Gary
The Yearling (1994)
as
Szuler (1994)
as Martin
The Getaway (1994)
as Frank Hansen
Money for Nothing (1993)
as Cochran
My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
as Chuck Bronski
Joey Breaker (1993)
as Wiley McCall
Scent of a Woman (1992)
as George Willis, Jr.
Leap of Faith (1992)
as Matt
My New Gun (1992)
as Chris
Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole (1991)
as Clutch
Surviving the Game - Making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ()
as Himself

Production Credits

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
In Memory Of
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Thanks
God's Pocket (2014)
Producer
Feed Me (2013)
Thanks
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Director
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Executive Producer