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Gender: Male

Known Credits: 73

Birthday: 1967-07-23

Day of Death: 2014-02-02

Place of Birth: Fairport - New York - USA

Adult Actor: False

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Philip Seymour Hoffman


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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2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as Plutarch Heavensbee
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 as Plutarch Heavensbee
2014 A Most Wanted Man as Günther Bachmann
2014 God's Pocket as Mickey Scarpato
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Plutarch Heavensbee
2013 Salinger as Himself
2013 Back Beyond as Lancaster Dodd
2012 A Late Quartet as Robert
2012 The Master as Lancaster Dodd
2011 The Ides of March as Paul Zara
2011 Moneyball as Art Howe
2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry
2010 Jack Goes Boating as Jack
2009 The Invention of Lying as Jim the Bartender
2009 The Boat That Rocked as The Count
2009 Mary and Max as Max Jerry Horovitz (voice)
2008 Doubt as Father Brendan Flynn
2008 Synecdoche, New York as Caden Cotard
2007 Charlie Wilson's War as Gust Avrakotos
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead as Andy
2007 The Savages as Jon Savage
2006 Strangers with Candy as Henry
2006 Mission: Impossible III as Owen Davian
2005 Capote as Truman Capote
2005 Empire Falls as Charlie Mayne
2005 Empire Falls - (9 episodes)
2004 Along Came Polly as Sandy Lyle
2003 Cold Mountain as Reverend Veasey
2003 Mattress Man Commercial as Dean Trumbull
2003 Owning Mahowny as Dan Mahowny
2002 Love Liza as Wilson Joel
2002 25th Hour as Jacob Elinsky
2002 Punch-Drunk Love as Dean Trumbell
2002 Red Dragon as Freddy Lounds
2002 HypaSpace - (1 episode)
2002 Icons - (1 episode)
2001 Last Party 2000
2000 Almost Famous as Lester Bangs
2000 State and Main as Joseph Turner White
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley as Freddie Miles
1999 Magnolia as Phil Parma
1999 Flawless as Rusty
1999 The Early Show - (1 episode)
1998 Patch Adams as Mitch Roman
1998 Happiness as Allen
1998 Next Stop Wonderland as Sean
1998 The Big Lebowski as Brandt
1998 Montana as Duncan
1997 Culture
1997 Boogie Nights as Scotty J.
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - (5 episodes)
1996 Twister as Dustin Davis
1996 Hard Eight as Young craps player
1995 The Fifteen Minute Hamlet
1994 Nobody's Fool as Officer Raymer
1994 Inside the Actors Studio - (1 episode)
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman as Gary
1994 The Yearling
1994 The Getaway as Frank Hansen
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien - (3 episodes)
1993 Money for Nothing as Cochran
1993 My Boyfriend's Back as Chuck Bronski
1993 Joey Breaker as Wiley McCall
1992 Scent of a Woman as George Willis, Jr.
1992 Leap of Faith as Matt
1992 My New Gun as Chris
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - (1 episode)
1991 Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole as Clutch
1990 Law & Order - (1 episode) as Steven Hanauer
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee - (1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards - (1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards - (1 episode)
1900 The Directors - (1 episode)
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 … Thanks
2014 God's Pocket … Producer
2010 Jack Goes Boating … Executive Producer
2010 Jack Goes Boating … Director