BirthdayJuly 23, 1967
BirthplaceFairport, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Full name: Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Also known as: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hoffman, Philip Seymour
    Education: Tisch School of the Arts
    Professions: Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
    Work: Awards for Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Occupation: Actor , producer , director

  2. Philip Seymour Hoffman Measurements

    Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

  3. Philip Seymour Hoffman Known for

    Capote (2005), Doubt (2008), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Master (2012)

  4. Philip Seymour Hoffman Death information

    Died: Sunday, 2nd of February, 2014 (Age: 46)

  5. Philip Seymour Hoffman Biography

    Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor and director. He was prolific in both film and theater from the early 1990s until his death at age 46, after which The New York Times declared him "perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation".Raised in Fairport, New York, Hoffman studied acting at the New York State Summer School of the Arts and the Tisch School of the Arts. He began his career in 1991 playing a defendant in a rape case in an episode of Law & Order, and the following year he began to appear in films. He gained recognition for his supporting work throughout the 1990s and early 2000s in minor but seminal roles in which he typically played losers or degenerates, including a conceited student in Scent of a Woman (1992), a hyperactive storm-chaser in Twister (1996), a 1970s pornographic film boom operator in Boogie Nights (1997), a smug assistant in The Big Lebowski (1998), a hospice nurse in Magnolia (1999), a music critic in Almost Famous (2000), a phone-sex conman in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), and an immoral priest in Cold Mountain (2003).In 2005, Hoffman portrayed the author Truman Capote in Capote, for which he won multiple acting awards including the Academy Award for Best Actor. His three other Oscar nominations came for his supporting work playing 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 nascent Scientology-type movement in The Master (2012). He also received critical acclaim for roles in Owning Mahowny (2003), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), The Savages (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Moneyball (2011), and The Ides of March (2011). In 2010, Hoffman directed the feature film Jack Goes Boating.Hoffman was also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, and directed and performed in numerous stage productions. His performances in three Broadway plays led to Tony Award nominations: two for Best Leading Actor, in True West (2000) and Death of a Salesman (2012), and one for Best Featured Actor in Long Day's Journey into Night (2003). Hoffman struggled with drug addiction as a young adult, and relapsed in 2012 after many years of sobriety. In February 2014, he died of combined drug intoxication – an unexpected event that was widely lamented by the film and theater industries.

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