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Philip Seymour Hoffman is a Actor, Director, Producer and Thanks American born on 23 july 1967 at New York City (USA)

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Birth name Philip Hoffman
Nationality USA
Birth 23 july 1967 at New York City (USA)
Death 2 february 2014 (at 46 years) at Manhattan (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor, director, and producer of film and theater. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman was a regular presence in films from the early 1990s until his death at age 46.

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 throughout the decade, notably in Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). 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 Hollywood blockbusters, such as Twister (1996) and Mission: Impossible III (2006), and one of his final roles was 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 (2000), Long Day's Journey into Night (2003), and Death of a Salesman (2012) – all led to Tony Award nominations.

Hoffman struggled with drug addiction as a young adult, and relapsed in 2013 after many years of sobriety. In February 2014, he died of combined drug intoxication – an unexpected event that was widely lamented in the film and theater industries. Remembered for his fearlessness in playing reprehensible characters, and for bringing depth and humanity to such roles, Hoffman was described in his New York Times obituary as "perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation".

Biography

Hoffman rarely mentioned his personal life in interviews, stating in 2012 that he would "rather not because my family doesn't have any choice. If I talk about them in the press, I'm giving them no choice. So I choose not to." For the last 14 years of his life, he was in a relationship with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, whom he had met in 1999 when they were both working on the play In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, which Hoffman directed. They lived in New York City and had a son, Cooper (2003), and two daughters, Tallulah (2006) and Willa (2008). Hoffman and O'Donnell separated in the fall of 2013, some months before his death.

Hoffman was also discreet about his religious and political beliefs, but it is known that he voted for the Green Party candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election. He felt that keeping his personal life private was beneficial to his career: "The less you know about me the more interesting it will be to watch me do what I do".

In a 2006 interview with 60 Minutes, Hoffman revealed he had engaged in drug and alcohol abuse during his time at New York University, saying he had used "anything I could get my hands on. I liked it all." Following his graduation in 1989, he entered a drug rehabilitation program at age 22, and remained sober for 23 years. However, he relapsed in 2013, and admitted himself to drug rehabilitation for approximately 10 days in May of that year.

Best films

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
(Thanks)
Twister (1996)
(Actor)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
(Actor)
Patch Adams (1998)
(Actor)
Cold Mountain (2003)
(Actor)
Along Came Polly (2004)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Philip Seymour Hoffman (61 films)

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Child 44
Child 44 (2015)
, 2h17
Directed by Daniel Espinosa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about children, Serial killer films, Films about child abuse
Actors Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Roles Doctor Zurabin
Rating64% 3.247793.247793.247793.247793.24779
During Stalin's rule of the Soviet Union in the early 1950s, Ministry of State Security (MGB) Agent and war hero Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) uncovers a strange and brutal series of child murders. MGB leadership refuses to acknowledge the deaths as murders, however, because Soviet doctrine states that only capitalism creates serial killers. The son of Leo's partner is murdered by the serial killer, and during Leo's investigation, his wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), is accused of being disloyal to the state. Leo suspects that his amoral and ambitious enemy in the MGB, Vasili Nikitin, is behind the charges. Leo refuses to support the accusation, and he is forced to take a demeaning militia position in the town of Volsk. Raisa accompanies him and must work as a janitor.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, 2h17
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Gwendoline Christie, Robert Knepper
Roles Plutarch Heavensbee
Rating66% 3.3028753.3028753.3028753.3028753.302875
With the nation of Panem in a full-scale revolutionary war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Cressida, (Natalie Dormer) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the District 13 unit as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. Although rebels - including fellow victors, Johanna (Jena Malone), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright)- now control most of Panem, the girl on fire must still overcome one last challenge to win President Snow's "game" - to conquer the Capitol at the risk of losing her friends and loved ones. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games as she realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future of Panem.
A Most Wanted Man, 2h1
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss
Roles Günther Bachmann
Rating67% 3.398263.398263.398263.398263.39826
Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a political refugee from Chechnya who has been tortured by Russian security forces, enters Hamburg, Germany, illegally.
God's Pocket, 1h28
Directed by John Slattery
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eddie Marsan, Richard Jenkins, Eddie McGee
Roles Mickey Scarpato
Rating60% 3.049283.049283.049283.049283.04928
When a blue collar worker's stepson is killed in a mysterious accident, he tries to cover things up, but things become difficult when a reporter won't let the story die.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, 2h3
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper
Roles Plutarch Heavensbee
Rating67% 3.3512553.3512553.3512553.3512553.351255
After being rescued from the destroyed arena in the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, along with fellow Victors Beetee and Finnick Odair, are taken to District 13, an independent district isolated from the rest of Panem that has been spearheading the rebellion, where she is reunited with her mother and sister Prim. While recuperating, she is introduced to President Alma Coin, the rebel leader, and is told that her actions in the arena sparked riots and strikes against the Capitol. Coin asks her if she will become the "Mockingjay"—the symbol of the rebellion—as part of their "hearts and minds" strategy. Katniss flatly declines, angrily reminding her that they left Peeta Mellark, her portrayed lover and fellow District 12 tribute, behind in the arena. At the suggestion of Plutarch Heavensbee, the former Gamemaker, she is taken to see the ruins of District 12, which was completely leveled by a Capitol bombing campaign (with the exception of the houses in the Victor's Village). After seeing that Peeta is being used by Capitol state television to quell the rebellion, Katniss reluctantly changes her mind and agrees to become Coin's Mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta and the other victors will be rescued and pardoned at the earliest opportunity, and that her sister, Prim, will be allowed to keep her cat.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2h26
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Alan Ritchson, Elizabeth Banks
Roles Plutarch Heavensbee
Rating74% 3.7490553.7490553.7490553.7490553.749055
After winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home to District 12. President Snow visits Katniss at her home. The two make an agreement to not lie to one another, and Snow explains that her actions in the Games have inspired rebellions across the districts. He orders her to use the upcoming victory tour to convince him that her actions were out of genuine love for Peeta, not defiance against the Capitol.
The Master
The Master (2012)
, 2h17
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Rami Malek, Jesse Plemons
Roles Lancaster Dodd
Rating70% 3.5499353.5499353.5499353.5499353.549935
Freddie Quell is a sex-obsessed alcoholic World War II veteran from Lynn, Massachusetts, struggling to adjust to post-war society. He becomes a portrait photographer at a department store but is soon fired for getting into a drunken fight with a customer. Freddie then finds work at a Salinas, California cabbage farm, but his moonshine poisons one of the elderly Filipino migrant workers and he is chased off.
A Late Quartet, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Mark Ivanir, Wallace Shawn
Roles Robert Gelbart
Rating70% 3.5485653.5485653.5485653.5485653.548565
As the Fugue String quartet approaches its 25th anniversary, the onset of a debilitating illness to cellist Peter Mitchell (Christopher Walken), forces its members to reevaluate their relationships. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Peter announces his decision to play one final concert before he retires. Meanwhile the second violinist, Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman), voices his desire to alternate the first violinist role, long held by Daniel (Mark Ivanir). Robert is married to Juliette (Catherine Keener), the viola player of the group. Upon discovering Juliette does not support him in this matter, Robert has a one-night stand. Further complicating matters, their daughter, Alexandra (Imogen Poots), begins an affair with Daniel, whom her mother once pined for. Yet bound together by their years of collaboration, the quartet will search for a fitting farewell to their shared passion of music and perhaps even a new beginning.
The Ides of March, 1h40
Directed by George Clooney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Politic
Themes Politique, Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei
Roles Paul Zara
Rating70% 3.5486653.5486653.5486653.5486653.548665
Stephen Meyers is the junior campaign manager for Mike Morris, Governor of Pennsylvania and a Democratic presidential candidate, competing against Arkansas Senator Ted Pullman in the Democratic primary. Both campaigns are attempting to secure the endorsement of North Carolina Democratic Senator Franklin Thompson, who controls 356 convention delegates, enough to clinch the nomination for either candidate. After a debate at Miami University, Meyers is asked by Pullman's campaign manager, Tom Duffy, to meet in secret. Meyers calls his boss, senior campaign manager Paul Zara, who doesn't answer. Meyers decides to meet Duffy, who offers Meyers a position in Pullman's campaign, an offer Meyers refuses. Zara calls Meyers back and asks what was important, but Meyers says it was nothing to worry about. Meanwhile, Meyers starts a sexual relationship with Molly Stearns, an attractive intern for Morris's campaign and daughter of Jack Stearns, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Moneyball
Moneyball (2011)
, 2h13
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Casey Bond, Chris Pratt
Roles Art Howe
Rating75% 3.7983053.7983053.7983053.7983053.798305
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is upset by his team's loss to the New York Yankees in the 2001 postseason, after the Yankees overcome a 2-0 series lead. With the impending departure of star players Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, and Jason Isringhausen to free agency, Beane needs to assemble a competitive team for 2002, but must overcome Oakland's limited payroll. During a visit to the Cleveland Indians, Beane meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a young Yale economics graduate with radical ideas about how to assess players' value. Beane tests Brand's theory by asking whether he would have drafted him (out of high school), Beane having been a Major League player before becoming general manager. Though scouts considered Beane a phenomenal prospect, his career in the Major Leagues was disappointing. After some prodding, Brand admits that he would not have drafted him until the ninth round and that Beane would probably have accepted a scholarship to Stanford instead. Beane hires the inexperienced Brand to be the Athletics assistant general manager.
Jack Goes Boating, 1h31
Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Amy Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tom McCarthy, Lola Glaudini
Roles Jack
Rating63% 3.1988553.1988553.1988553.1988553.198855
Jack (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a shy limousine driver who lives with and works for his uncle. His best friend and co-worker Clyde (John Ortiz) and Clyde's wife Lucy (Daphne Rubin-Vega) set up a dinner date at their house for him to meet Lucy's new co-worker, Connie (Amy Ryan) who has some minor intimacy issues of her own. As Jack and Connie get to know each other, he sets his sights on learning to swim so he can take her boating when summer comes. With Clyde eager to help him learn, they begin swimming lessons. Jack decides that summer is too far away to wait for a date with Connie. He decides that a nice dinner would be a good place to start. When Connie says that no one has ever cooked a meal for her, Jack decides that he wants to be the chef and cook for her. This adds another set of lessons to be learned as Jack does not know how to cook. Clyde sets Jack up with a chef friend of Lucy's to learn the culinary art form. As Jack strives to perfect swimming and cooking, he begins to get a look behind the veil of the marriage of his friends, which is straining under the weight of mutual occasional infidelities. As Jack and Connie grow closer, the troubles of his friends' marriage become more apparent, and Jack grows in confidence and skill not just aquatically and in culinary arts, but in relating to Connie as well.
The Boat That Rocked, 2h15
Directed by Richard Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Radio, Musical films
Actors Tom Sturridge, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Will Adamsdale
Roles Le Comte
Rating73% 3.699343.699343.699343.699343.69934
In 1966, numerous pirate radio stations broadcast to the United Kingdom from ships anchored in international waters, specialising in rock and pop music that is not played on BBC Radio. Seventeen-year-old Carl (Tom Sturridge), recently expelled from school, is sent to stay with his godfather Quentin (Bill Nighy), who runs the station "Radio Rock" anchored in the North Sea. The eclectic crew of disc jockeys and staffers, led by the brash American DJ "The Count" (Philip Seymour Hoffman), quickly accept Carl as one of their own.