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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Mostly Credited As: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Sometimes Credited As: Philip S. Hoffman
Philip Hoffman
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Phil Hoffman

Birth Name: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Date Of Birth: July 23, 1967 (Age 46)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Fairport, New York
Date Of Death: February 02, 2014
Cause Of Death: Drug overdose
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman, the film and stage actor and theatrical director, was born in the Rochester, New York suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. After becoming involved in high school theatrics, he attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989.

He made his feature film debut in the indie production "Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole' (1991) as Phil Hoffman, and his first role in a major release came the next year in "My New Gun" (1992). While he had supporting roles in some other major productions, it wasn't until Paul Thomas Anderson's movie "Boogie Nights" that he broke through on the big screen. He quickly became an icon of the indie screen, establishing a reputation as one of cinemas's finest actors, in a variety of supporting and second leads in indie and major features, including Todd Solondz's "Happiness' (1998), "Flawless" (1999), "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), Anderson's "Magnolia" (1999}, "Almost Famous" and (2000) "State and Main" (2000). He also appeared in supporting roles in such mainstream, big-budget features as "Red Dragon," "Cold Mountain," and the upcoming "Mission Impossible III" (2006).

Hoffman is also quite active on the stage. On Broadway, he has earned two Tony nominations, as Best Actor (Play) in 2000 for a revival of Sam Shepard's "True West," and as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) in 2003 for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night." His other acting credits in the New York theater include "The Seagull" (directed by Mike Nichols for The New York Shakespeare Festival), "Defying Gravity," "The Merchant of Venice" (Directed by Peter Sellars), "Shopping and F*@%ing," and "The Author's Voice" (Drama Desk nomination). He is the Co-Artistic Director of the LAByrinth Theater Company in New York, for which he directed "Our Lady of 121st Street" by Stephen Adly Guirgis. He also has directed "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings," and "Jesus Hopped the A Train" by Guirgis for LAByrinth, and "The Glory of Living" by Rebecca Gilman at the Manhattan Class Company.

Hoffman consolidated his reputation as one of the finest actors under the age of 40 with his turn in the title role of "Capote" (2005), for which he won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award as Best Actor.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 85th Annual Academy Awards 61x01: (Feb/24/2013) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Capote') 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman 13x160: (Dec/11/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Philip Seymour Hoffman 10x128: (Oct/06/2005) As Himself 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman 09x08: (Jan/19/2004) As Himself 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman 08x03: (Jan/09/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman; Elisabeth Leamy 33x59: (Nov/29/2007) As Himself 

Icons (2002) 
  J.J. Abrams 05x01: (Jun/03/2006) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Teutuls 13x103: (Feb/22/2006) As Himself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 12x01: (Jan/29/2006) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (for 'Capote') 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 63x01: (Jan/16/2006) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Capote') 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman, Noelle Pikus-Pace, John Mayer Trio 14x66: (Jan/03/2006) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Season 7, Episode 64 07x64: (Dec/01/2005) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman/Terrence Howard/Kirk Franklin 24x43: (Nov/02/2005) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Krasinski, Neil Young 13x30: (Nov/02/2005) As Himself 
  Gwyneth Paltrow, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Howie Day 11x19: (Oct/10/2003) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jim Gaffigan 10x81: (Feb/21/2003) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Philip Seymour Hoffman 06x10: (Jun/04/2000) As Himself 

Liberty!: The American Revolution (1997) 
  Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-78 01x04: (Dec/14/1997) As Joseph Martin 
  The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-77 01x03: (Dec/07/1997) As Joseph Martin 
  Blows Must Decide: 1774-76 01x02: (Nov/30/1997) As Joseph Martin 
  The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-74 01x01: (Nov/23/1997) As Joseph Martin 

Law & Order (1990) 
  The Violence of Summer 01x14: (Feb/05/1991) As Steven B. Hanauer 

The Directors (1999) 
  Anthony Minghella 02x25: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Appeared with Edward Norton and Brain Cox "25th Hour" and with Emily Watson in " Punch-Drunk Love", both in 2002. he appered in "Red Dragon" with Norton and Watson, the remake film of "Manhunter", which starred Brian Cox.

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