Philip Seymour Hoffman



Place of birth:

Fairport - New York - USA:


Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor and director. Hoffman began acting in television 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), Happiness (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), and Along Came Polly (2004).   In 2005, Hoffman played the title role in the biographical film Capote (2005), for which he won multiple acting awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another two Academy Award nominations for his supporting work in Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and Doubt (2008). Other critically acclaimed films in recent years have included Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) and The Savages (2007). 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 Off-Broadway productions. His performances in two Broadway plays led to two Tony Award nominations: one for Best Leading Actor in True West (2000), and another for Best Featured Actor in Long Day's Journey into Night (2003).

Film Credits

Starring Austin Pendleton (2016)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
as Plutarch Heavensbee
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
as Plutarch Heavensbee
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
as Günther Bachmann
God's Pocket (2014)
as Mickey Scarpato
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
as Plutarch Heavensbee
Salinger (2013)
as Himself
The Master: Back Beyond (2013)
as Lancaster Dodd
A Late Quartet (2012)
as Robert Gelbart
The Master (2012)
as Lancaster Dodd
The Ides of March (2011)
as Paul Zara
Moneyball (2011)
as Art Howe
A Child's Garden of Poetry (2011)
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
as Jack
The Invention of Lying (2009)
as Jim the Bartender
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
as Le Comte
Mary and Max (2009)
as Max Jerry Horovitz (voice)
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
as Himself
Doubt (2008)
as Father Brendan Flynn
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
as Caden Cotard
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
as Gust Avrakotos
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
as Andy Hanson
The True Story of Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
The Savages (2007)
as Jon Savage
Strangers with Candy (2006)
as Henry
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
as Owen Davian
Capote (2005)
as Truman Capote
Along Came Polly (2004)
as Sandy Lyle
Cold Mountain (2003)
as Reverend Veasey
Mattress Man Commercial (2003)
as Dean Trumbull
Owning Mahowny (2003)
as Dan Mahowny
Love Liza (2002)
as Wilson Joel
25th Hour (2002)
as Jacob Elinsky
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
as Dean Trumbell
Red Dragon (2002)
as Freddy Lounds
Last Party 2000 (2001)
Almost Famous (2000)
as Lester Bangs
State and Main (2000)
as Joseph Turner White
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000)
as Himself
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
as Freddie Miles
Magnolia (1999)
as Phil Parma
Flawless (1999)
as Rusty
Patch Adams (1998)
as Mitch Roman
Happiness (1998)
as Allen
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
as Sean
The Big Lebowski (1998)
as Brandt
Montana (1998)
as Duncan
Boogie Nights (1997)
as Scotty J.
Culture (1997)
Twister (1996)
as Dustin Davis
Hard Eight (1996)
as Young craps player
The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995)
Nobody's Fool (1994)
as Officer Raymer
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
as Gary
The Yearling (1994)
Szuler (1994)
as Martin
The Getaway (1994)
as Frank Hansen
Money for Nothing (1993)
as Cochran
My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
as Chuck Bronski
Joey Breaker (1993)
as Wiley McCall
Scent of a Woman (1992)
as George Willis, Jr.
Leap of Faith (1992)
as Matt
My New Gun (1992)
as Chris
Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole (1991)
as Clutch

Production Credits

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
God's Pocket (2014)
Feed Me (2013)
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Executive Producer