Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman at the 78th Academy Awards
4 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Actor
Born July 23, 1967
Fairport, New York, USA
Died February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor and director. He was prolific in both film and theater from the early 1990s until his death in 2014 at the age of 46, after which The New York Times declared him "perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation". He began his career in a 1991 episode of "Law & Order", and began to appear in films in 1992. He gained recognition for his supporting work throughout the 1990s and early 2000s in minor but seminal roles, in which he typically played losers or degenerates, including a conceited student in Scent of a Woman (1992), a hyperactive storm-chaser in Twister (1996), a 1970s pornographic film boom operator in Boogie Nights (1997), a hospice nurse in Magnolia (1999), a music critic in Almost Famous (2000), and an immoral preacher in Cold Mountain (2003). Hoffman was also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, and directed and performed in numerous stage productions. Hoffman struggled with drug addiction as a young adult, and relapsed in 2012 after many years of sobriety. In February 2014, he died of combined drug intoxication – an unexpected event that was widely lamented by the film and theater industries.


78th Academy Awards, 2005
Best ActorCapote


78th Academy Awards, 2005
Best ActorCapote
80th Academy Awards, 2007
Best ActorCharlie Wilson's War
81st Academy Awards, 2008
Best ActorDoubt
85th Academy Awards, 2012
Best Supporting ActorThe Master



Oscar-winning Roles

Oscar-nominated Roles

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