Philip Seymour Hoffman

Movie Actor

Birthday July 23, 1967

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Fairport, NY

DEATH DATE Feb 2, 2014 (46)

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Won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2005 film Capote and also earned praise for his roles in the films The Master (2012), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Doubt (2008) and Mission: Impossible III (2006). He also played Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games film series.

Before Fame

At NYU, he co-founded the theater company, the Bullstoi Ensemble, with actor Steven Schub and director Bennett Miller.


In the 1990s, he played supporting roles in the films Boogie NightsMagnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Big Lebowski. He received Tony Award nominations for his performances in the Broadway plays True West (2000), Long Day's Journey into Night (2003), and Death of a Salesman (2012).

Family Life

His brother, Gordy Hoffman, was the screenwriter for his 2002 film Love Liza. He had a son named Cooper Hoffman.

Associated With

He was a favorite actor of director Paul Thomas Anderson, who cast him in MagnoliaBoogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love, and The Master.


Philip Seymour Hoffman Highlights
Philip Seymour Hoffman Highlights