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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Date of birth 23rd July 1967
Place of birth Fairport, New York, USA
Year of debut 1991
First feature film Triple Bogey On A Par Five Hole

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated3
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated4
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated2
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Biography

Philip Seymour Hoffman was raised by his mother, Marilyn L. O’Connor, a family court judge. He became involved in theatre at high school and studied drama at New York University. After graduating, he became a disastrous waiter and a successful actor. He credited Scent Of A Woman as a life-changing movie role as he worked solidly from 1992 onwards. While remaining loyal to his theatre roots, he became a respected actor in both mainstream and independent cinema. He died in February 2013.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's films

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Packshot for the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
140 Mins
Released
2014

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark return after winning the Hunger Games. Contains moderate violence and threat, and infrequent strong language.

Rent for £3.99
Packshot for the film Mission: Impossible III
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
120 Mins
Released
2006

Super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) comes up against a ruthless weapons dealer (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Contains moderate action violence.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film The Ides Of March
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
99 Mins
Released
2011

Directed by George Clooney. Meyers (Ryan Gosling) helps Governor Morris (George Clooney) run for president. Strong language.

Rent for £2.50

Did you know?

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman has been nominated twice for a Tony Award for his stage acting in True West and Long Day's Journey into Night.
  • When accepting his Oscar for Capote he asked everyone to congratulate his mother because "She brought up four kids alone and she deserves a congratulations for that".
  • He has three children with his costume designer girlfriend Mimi O'Connor. The couple met while working on the play In Arabia We'd All Be Kings.
  • He has starred in several of Paul Anderson's movies from his first feature Hard Eight to Punch-Drunk Love.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2005 Actor in a Leading Role - Capote
  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2008 Actor in a Supporting Role - Doubt
    • 2007 Actor in a Supporting Role - Charlie Wilson's War
    • 2005 Actor in a Leading Role - Capote
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2005 Actor in a Leading Role - Capote
  • 4 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2012 Supporting Actor - The Ides Of March
    • 2008 Supporting Actor - Doubt
    • 2007 Supporting Actor - Charlie Wilson's War
    • 2005 Actor in a Leading Role - Capote
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2006 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Capote
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2008 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The Savages
    • 2006 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Capote