Philip Seymour Hoffman

23 Jul 1967 - 2 Feb 2014

Actor, Producer, Director

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor and director. Hoffman began acting in television in 1991, and the following year started to appear in films. He gradually gained recognition for his supporting work in a series of notable films, including Scent of a Woman (1992), Twister (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), and Along Came Polly (2004).

In 2005, Hoffman played the title role in the biographical film Capote (2005), for which he won multiple acting awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another two Academy Award nominations for his supporting work in Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and Doubt (2008). Other critically acclaimed films in recent years have included Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) and The Savages (2007). In 2010, Hoffman made his feature film directorial debut with Jack Goes Boating‎.

Hoffman is also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, and has directed and performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions. His performances in two Broadway plays led to two Tony Award nominations: one for Best Leading Actor in True West (2000), and another for Best Featured Actor in Long Day's Journey into Night (2003).

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Filmography (47 titles)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Plutarch Heavensbee)
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Plutarch Heavensbee)
(movie, 2014)
···A Most Wanted Man
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Günther Bachmann)
(movie, 2014)
···God's Pocket
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Plutarch Heavensbee)
(movie, 2012)
···A Late Quartet
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Robert)
(movie, 2012)
···The Master
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lancaster Dodd)
(movie, 2011)
8.0The Ides of March
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Paul Zara)
(movie, 2011)
···Moneyball
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Art Howe)
(movie, 2010)
···Jack Goes Boating
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director, Producer
(movie, 2009)
···The Invention of Lying
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jim the Bartender)
(movie, 2009)
7.8Mary and Max
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Max Jerry Horovitz)
(movie, 2009)
···The Boat That Rocked
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as The Count)
(movie, 2008)
···Doubt
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Father Brendan Flynn)
(movie, 2008)
···Synecdoche, New York
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Caden Cotard)
(movie, 2007)
···Charlie Wilson's War
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Gust Avrakotos)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Andy)
(movie, 2007)
···The Savages
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jon Savage)
(movie, 2006)
···Mission: Impossible III
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Owen Davian)
(movie, 2005)
···Capote
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Truman Capote)
(movie, 2005)
···Empire Falls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charlie Mayne)
(movie, 2004)
···Along Came Polly
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sandy Lyle)
(movie, 2003)
···Cold Mountain
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Reverend Veasey)
(movie, 2003)
···Owning Mahowny
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dan Mahowny)
(movie, 2002)
···25th Hour
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jacob Elinsky)
(movie, 2002)
···Punch-Drunk Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dean Trumbell)
(movie, 2002)
···Red Dragon
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Freddy Lounds)
(movie, 2002)
···Love Liza
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Wilson Joel)
(movie, 2000)
···Almost Famous
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Lester Bangs)
(movie, 2000)
···State and Main
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Joseph Turner White)
(movie, 1999)
···The Talented Mr. Ripley
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Freddie Miles)
(movie, 1999)
8.1Magnolia
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Phil Parma)
(movie, 1999)
···Flawless
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Rusty)
(movie, 1998)
···Patch Adams
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mitch Roman)
(movie, 1998)
···Happiness
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Allen)
(movie, 1998)
···The Big Lebowski
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Brandt)
(movie, 1998)
···Next Stop Wonderland
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sean)
(movie, 1997)
8.5Boogie Nights
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Scotty J.)
(movie, 1996)
···Twister
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dustin Davis)
(movie, 1996)
···Hard Eight
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Young craps player)
(movie, 1994)
···Nobody's Fool
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Officer Raymer)
(movie, 1994)
···When a Man Loves a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Gary)
(movie, 1994)
···The Getaway
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank Hansen)
(movie, 1994)
···The Yearling
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Buck)
(movie, 1993)
···My Boyfriend's Back
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Chuck Bronski)
(movie, 1992)
···Scent of a Woman
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as George Willis, Jr.)
(movie, 1992)
···Leap of Faith
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Matt)