Person Details

Birthday: 1967-07-23 02:14:48

Death: 2014-02-02 02:14:48

Aliases: Филип Сеймур Хоффман

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Fairport - New York - USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 37

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

Law & Order
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8

Law & Order

(1990) Steven Hanauer
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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7

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

(2014) Plutarch Heavensbee
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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7

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(2013) Plutarch Heavensbee
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
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7

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

(2015) Plutarch Heavensbee
Mission: Impossible III
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7

Mission: Impossible III

(2006) Owen Davian
Twister
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6

Twister

(1996) Dustin Davis
Almost Famous
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8

Almost Famous

(2000) Lester Bangs
Cold Mountain
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7

Cold Mountain

(2003) Reverend Veasey

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2016 N/A
2015 Plutarch Heavensbee
2014 Plutarch Heavensbee
Günther Bachmann
Mickey Scarpato
N/A
2013 N/A
Plutarch Heavensbee
Himself
Lancaster Dodd
2012 Robert Gelbart
Lancaster Dodd
Himself (archive footage)
2011 Paul Zara
Art Howe
N/A
2010 Jack
Himself / Narrator
2009 Jim the Bartender
Le Comte
Max Jerry Horovitz (voice)
Himself
2008 Father Brendan Flynn
Caden Cotard
N/A
2007 Gust Avrakotos
Andy Hanson
N/A
Jon Savage
2006 Henry
Owen Davian
2005 Truman Capote
Charlie Mayne
2004 Sandy Lyle
2003 Reverend Veasey
Dean Trumbull
Dan Mahowny
2002 Wilson Joel
Jacob Elinsky
Dean Trumbell
Freddy Lounds
Himself
N/A
2001 N/A
2000 Lester Bangs
Joseph Turner White
Himself
1999 Freddie Miles
Phil Parma
Rusty
N/A
N/A
1998 Mitch Roman
Allen
Sean
Brandt
Duncan
1997 Scotty J.
N/A
1996 N/A
Dustin Davis
Young craps player
1995 N/A
1994 Officer Raymer
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Gary
N/A
Martin
Frank Hansen
1993 N/A
Cochran
Chuck Bronski
Wiley McCall
1992 George Willis, Jr.
Matt
Chris
N/A
1991 Clutch
1990 Steven Hanauer
1983 N/A
1953 N/A
Himself
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2014 Producer
2010 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2010 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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