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Philip Seymour Hoffman

FULL NAME Philip Seymour Hoffman
BORN 23 July, 1967, New York, USA
DIED 2 February 2014 (aged 46), New York, USA


  • Incredible character versatility
  • Great at portraying misfits with emotional power
  • Superb speaking voice - ranging from sympatic to utterly creepy



1992 Scent of a Woman George Willis, Jr.

1996 Hard Eight Young craps player

1997 Boogie Nights Scotty J.

1998 The Big Lebowski Brandt

1998 Happiness Allen

1999 Flawless -

1999 Magnolia Phil Parma

1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Freddy Miles

2000 Almost Famous -

2002 Red Dragon Freddy Lounds

2002 25th Hour Jacob Elinsky

2003 Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny

2003 Cold Mountain Veasey

2005 Capote Truman Capote

2006 Mission: Impossible III Owen Davian

2007 Charlie Wilson's War Gust Avrakotos

2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Andy Hanson

2007 The Savages Jon Savage

2008 Doubt Father Brennan Flynn

2009 The Invention of Lying Jim the Bartender  
2010 Jack Goes Boating Jack

2011 The Ides of March Paul Zara

2011 Moneyball Art Howe

2012 The Master Lancaster Dodd

2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Plutarch Heavensbee

2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Plutarch Heavensbee



This brilliant actor was one of the industry's most prolific performers from the mid 1990s until his tragic death. Without particularly good looks and without a great physical presence, Philip Seymour Hoffman made a name for himself as one of the most magnetic character actors of his generation. He specialized in playing social misfits and characters on the edge of society, but he also displayed his versatility with wonderful human performances in movies such as Magnolia. This is only one of a handful films by Paul Thomas Anderson that Hoffman starred in.

In 2003, Hoffman landed his first leading role in the Canadian feature Owning Mahowny. His brilliant performance showed his undeniable potential and Hoffman went on to become one of the most sought after actors in the business.

His second lead, as 20th century writer Truman Capote, came in 2005 collaborating with long-time friend Bennett Miller on Capote. The film not only earned Hoffman another stint of rave reviews, but also his first Oscar nomination and award. Although the film was uneven and the role wasn't his most accomplished, the Oscar was thoroughly deserved, even though many critics felt he should have gotten it sooner.

Hoffman died of an accidental drug overdose in February 2014 in his New York apartment.



The Academy Awards (Oscars)


Best Actor for Capote


  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Charlie Wilson's War


  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Doubt


  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Master



"A lot of people describe me as chubby, which seems so easy, so first-choice. Or stocky. Fair-skinned. Tow-headed. There are so many other choices. How about dense? I mean, I'm a thick kind of guy. But I'm never described in attractive ways. I'm waiting for somebody to say I'm at least cute. But nobody has."

"My favorite thing about acting is being alone and going through the scripts and working on it and getting ideas and asking myself questions, looking outside myself for them and researching and getting to the bottom of something and being creative with it as an actor and how to express it in a creative fashion. That's my favorite part. And,the actual acting of it."

"Sometimes it's hard to say no. Ultimately, if you stick to your guns, you have the career that you want. Don't get me wrong. I love a good payday and I'll do films for fun. But ultimately my main goal is to do good work. If it doesn't pay well, so be it."



Owning Mahowny

Psychologist: "How would you rate the thrill you got from gambling, on a scale of one to 100?"
Dan Mahowny: "Um... hundred."
Psychologist: "And what about the biggest thrill you've ever had outside of gambling?"
Dan Mahowny: "Twenty."


The Talented Mr. Ripley

Freddie Miles (Hoffman): "Tommy. How's the peeping? Tommy, how's the peeping? Tommy. Tommy. Tommy. Tommy. Tommy."



Allen (Hoffman): "I know who you are and you are nothing. You think you are fucking something, but you are fucking nothing. You are empty. You are a zero. You are a black hole, and I'm gonna fuck you so bad you'll be coming out of your ears."