Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Birth Date:
23.07.1967
Death date:
02.02.2014
Extra names:
Filips Sīmors Hofmans, Filips Saimors Hofmans
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Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, and received three Academy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor. He has also received three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater.

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Hoffman began his acting career 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), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and Cold Mountain(2003).

In 2005, Hoffman played the title role in Capote, for which he won multiple acting awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another three Academy Award nominations for his supporting work in Charlie Wilson's War (2007),Doubt (2008) and The Master (2012). Other critically acclaimed films in recent years have included 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 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 stage productions. His performances in three Broadway plays led to three Tony Award nominations: two for Best Leading Actor in True West (2000) and Death of a Salesman (2012); one for Best Featured Actor in Long Day's Journey into Night (2003).

On February 2, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that Hoffman had been found dead in his Manhattan apartment.

Early life[edit]

Hoffman was born in Fairport, New York. His mother, Marilyn O'Connor (née Loucks), who was born in Waterloo, New York, is afamily court judge, lawyer, and civil rights activist. His father, Gordon Stowell Hoffman, is a former Xerox executive. He has two sisters, Jill and Emily, and a brother, Gordy Hoffman, who scripted the 2002 film Love Liza, in which Philip starred. He has German, English, Irish, Dutch, and remote Polish, ancestry. His father was Protestant and his mother Catholic; Hoffman was not raised with a deep commitment to any denomination. Hoffman's parents divorced when he was nine years old.

Hoffman attended the 1984 Theater School at the New York State Summer School of the Arts. After graduating from Fairport High School, Hoffman attended the Circle in the Square Theatre's summer program, continuing his acting training with the acting teacher Alan Langdon. He received a BFA in drama in 1989 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. At NYU, he was a founding member of the theater company the Bullstoi Ensemble with actor Steven Schub and director Bennett Miller. Soon after graduating, he went to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction and remained sober until May 2013, when he entered a detox facility after briefly relapsing.

Career

Film and television work

Hoffman in 2002 Promoting Punch-Drunk Love

Hoffman's first role was as a defendant in the 1991 Law & Order episode "The Violence of Summer". He made his film breakthrough in 1992 when he appeared in four feature films, with the most successful film being Scent of a Woman, in which he played an unscrupulous classmate of Chris O'Donnell's character. He had been stocking shelves at a city grocery store at the time before landing the role and credits the film with starting his career.

Hoffman has established a successful and respected film career playing diverse and idiosyncratic characters in supporting roles, working with a wide variety of noted directors, including Todd Solondz,The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, Cameron Crowe, David Mamet, Robert Benton, Anthony Minghella andPaul Thomas Anderson; notably, he has appeared in five out of six of Anderson's feature films to date (Hard EightBoogie NightsMagnoliaPunch-Drunk Love and The Master).

He appeared in The Party's Over, a documentary about the 2000 US elections. Throughout his career he has rarely been given a chance to play the lead role. In 2002, however, Hoffman starred as a widower coping with his wife's suicide in Love Liza, for which his brother, Gordy Hoffman, wrote the screenplay. In 2003, he played the lead role in Owning Mahowny as a bank employee who embezzles money to feed his gambling addiction.

Hoffman has continued to play supporting roles in such films as Cold Mountain, as a carnally obsessed preacher, Along Came Polly, as Ben Stiller's crude, has-been actor buddy, and Mission: Impossible III, as villainous arms dealer Owen Davian out to killEthan Hunt.

Hoffman in September 2010.

He received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the HBO miniseriesEmpire Falls, but lost to castmate and personal idol Paul Newman. One of Hoffman's earliest roles was as a police deputy who gets punched in the face by Newman in 1994's Nobody's Fool. He received a second Emmy Award nomination for the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program in his vocal work onArthur.

In 2005, Hoffman won widespread acclaim for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in the film Capote. His performance received numerous high-profile accolades and awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In addition, he was also awarded Best Actor by at least ten film critic associations, including the National Board of Review, Toronto Film Critics, and Los Angeles Film Critics.

In 2007, Hoffman was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Gust Avrakotos, a CIA officer who helps Congressman Charlie Wilson support a covert war in Afghanistan in the movie Charlie Wilson's War. In 2008, he was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role, which he lost to Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men.

In 2008, he appeared in Synecdoche, New York, in which he played Caden Cotard, a man who attempts to build a scale replica of New York inside a warehouse for a play, and Doubt, in which he played Father Brendan Flynn, a priest accused of sexually abusing a student. He received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for the latter. He also received a second consecutive nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Doubt.

In 2012, he starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed drama The Master, which featured him as the charismatic leader of a nascent movement in post-war America. For this role, he was once again nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2013, he played Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games.

Theater work

Hoffman has also won acclaim for his work in the theater. He joined the LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, and has staged and performed in numerous productions.

As a director, Hoffman has received two Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play: one for Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train in 2001; another for Our Lady of 121st Street in 2003. Of the difference between acting and directing in a play, Hoffman has said that "the director’s experience is not the real experience...You are the most subjective person in the room. You have no objectivity. You have to take a couple of weeks off and then come back to watch it without telling anyone, and you will see it with different eyes."

As an actor, he first gained recognition in 2000 for the Off-Broadway play The Author's Voice, receiving a Drama Desk Awardnomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. On Broadway, Hoffman starred in the 2000 revival of True West and the 2003 revival of Long Day's Journey into Night, both leading to Tony Award nominations.

In 2012, Hoffman starred as Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, prompting the New York Times critic to conclude that "Mr. Hoffman is one of the finest actors of his generation [...] beyond dispute." He received his third Tony Award nomination as Best Leading Actor in a Play.

Personal life

Hoffman is in a relationship with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell. They met while working on the 1999 play In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, which Hoffman directed. They have a son, Cooper Alexander, born in March 2003, and two daughters, Tallulah, born in November 2006, and Willa, born in October 2008.

 

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes 1991 Law & Order Steven Hanauer TV Series – Episode: "The Violence of Summer" (credited as Philip Hoffman) 1991 Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole Klutch   1992 Szuler Martin   1992 My New Gun Chris   1992 Leap of Faith Matt   1992 Scent of a Woman George Willis, Jr. Credited as Philip S. Hoffman 1993 Joey Breaker Wiley McCall   1993 My Boyfriend's Back Chuck Bronski   1993 Money for Nothing Cochran   1994 The Getaway Frank Hansen   1994 The Yearling Buck TV Film 1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Gary   1994 Nobody's Fool Officer Raymer   1995 The Fifteen Minute Hamlet Bernardo, Horatio & Laertes   1996 Hard Eight Young Craps Player   1996 Twister Dustin "Dusty" Davis   1997 Boogie Nights Scotty J.

  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
  • Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1997 Liberty! The American Revolution Joseph Plumb Martin   1998 Culture Bill   1998 Montana Duncan   1998 Next Stop Wonderland Sean Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor 1998 The Big Lebowski Brandt   1998 Happiness Allen

  • National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
  • Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male

1998 Patch Adams Mitch Roman   1999 Flawless Rusty Zimmerman

  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
  • Best Actor Award at the Verona Love Screens Film Festival
  • Nominated — London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year
  • Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

1999 Magnolia Phil Parma

  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Freddie Miles

  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor

2000 Titanic 2000 Himself   2000 State and Main Joseph Turner White

  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

2000 Almost Famous Lester Bangs

  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
  • Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year
  • Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
  • Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2001 The Party's Over Himself Theatrically released as Last Party 2000 2002 Love Liza Wilson Joel   2002 Punch-Drunk Love Dean Trumbell Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture 2002 Red Dragon Freddy Lounds   2002 25th Hour Jacob Elinsky   2003 Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny

  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated — Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

2003 Cold Mountain Reverend Veasey   2004 Along Came Polly Sandy Lyle   2005 Strangers with Candy Henry, Board Of Education   2005 Empire Falls Charlie Mayne

  • TV Miniseries
  • Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

2005 Capote Truman Capote

  • Academy Award for Best Actor
  • Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
  • International Online Film Critics' Poll Award for Best Actor of the Decade
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critic Association Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated — London Film Critics Cicle Award for Actor of the Year
  • Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2006 Mission: Impossible III Owen Davian Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor 2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Andy Hanson

  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year
  • Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
  • Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
  • Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor

2007 The Savages Jon Savage

  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year
  • Jury Award for Best Actor at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
  • Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
  • Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
  • Nominated — Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast

2007 Charlie Wilson's War Gust Avrakotos

  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year
  • Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
  • Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
  • Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor

2008 Synecdoche, New York Caden Cotard

  • Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
  • Robert Altman Award

2008 Doubt Father Brendan Flynn

  • Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
  • Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
  • Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2009 Mary and Max Max Jerry Horowitz (Voice Only) 2009 The Boat That Rocked The Count Released as Pirate Radio in the United States and as Radio Rock Revolution in Germany 2009 The Invention of Lying Jim the Bartender   2009 Arthur Will Toffman Episode: No Acting Please Nominated — Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program 2010 Jack Goes Boating Jack

  • Also Director/Executive Producer
  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
  • Comedy Film Award for Best Actor

2011 Moneyball Art Howe  

2011 The Ides of March Paul Zara Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Nominated — Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast

2012 The Master Lancaster Dodd Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award For Best Supporting Actor Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actor International Online Film Critics' Poll Award for Best Supporting Actor Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Volpi Cup for Best Actor (shared with Joaquin Phoenix) Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Nominated — Houston Film Critics Society for Best Supporting Actor Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture[22] Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated — Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

2012 A Late Quartet Robert Gelbart   2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Plutarch Heavensbee   2013 A Most Wanted Man Günther Bachmann  

2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Plutarch Heavensbee Post-Production 2014 God's Pocket  

Filming 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Plutarch Heavensbee Filming

 

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