Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Highest Rated: 95% Mary and Max (2009)

Lowest Rated: 14% My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1967

Birthplace: Fairport, New York, USA

Widely recognized as one of the strongest stage and film actors of his generation, Philip Seymour Hoffman delivered knockout supporting roles in films like "Boogie Nights" (1997), "Magnolia" (1999) and "Almost Famous" (2000), before breaking out with an Oscar-winning lead as the famed author in "Capote" (2005). The co-creative director of New York's LAByrinth theater company brought theater-trained sensibilities and a fearless approach to some of cinema's most uncomfortably realistic portrayals, battling dark human urges, addictions, and moral conflicts with powerful if unflattering vulnerability. That was not to overlook Hoffman's considerable comedic talents, expressed in finely nuanced characterizations of a loyal assistant in "The Big Lebowski" (1997), a blocked screenwriter in "State and Main" (2000), a desperate former child actor in "Along Came Polly" (2004), and a maturity-challenged college professor in "The Savages" (2007). He even made the occasional blockbuster action thriller, playing the villain to Tom Cruise's hero in "Mission: Impossible III" (2006). Still, Hoffman was most comfortable in more dramatically challenging films, delivering quality turns in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007) and Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York" (2008) before receiving well-deserved acclaim for his performance as the embattled Father Flynn in "Doubt" (2008). With standout supporting turns in "Moneyball" (2011) and "The Hunger Games" franchise, Hoffman solidified his standing as one of the best and most versatile actors working in Hollywood. His death via heroin overdose at the age of 46 stunned the acting community as well as his legion of fans.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% 66% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Plutarch Heavensbee (Character) $281.7M 2015
68% 71% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Plutarch Heavensbee (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Armed Man Executive Producer - 2014
37% 32% God's Pocket Mickey Scarpato (Character),
Producer
$104.4K 2014
86% 65% A Most Wanted Man Gunter Bachmann (Character) $17.2M 2014
36% 52% Salinger Unknown (Character) $575.8K 2013
90% 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Plutarch Heavensbee (Character) - 2013
84% 61% The Master Lancaster Dodd (Character) $16.2M 2012
76% 71% A Late Quartet Robert Gelbart (Character) $1.6M 2012
94% 86% Moneyball Art Howe (Character) $75.6M 2011
83% 73% The Ides of March Paul Zara (Character) $41M 2011
68% 48% Jack Goes Boating Jack (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
$538.8K 2010
56% 39% The Invention of Lying Jim the Bartender (Character) $18.4M 2009
80% 85% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Unknown (Character) - 2009
60% 71% Pirate Radio The Count (Character) $8M 2009
95% 92% Mary and Max Max Jerry Horovitz (Voice) - 2009
79% 78% Doubt Father Flynn (Character) $33.4M 2008
68% 71% Synecdoche, New York Caden Cotard (Character) $3.1M 2008
82% 73% Charlie Wilson's War Gust Avrakotos (Character) $66.6M 2007
88% 71% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Andy Hanson (Character) $7.1M 2007
90% 74% The Savages Jon Savage (Character) $6.6M 2007
71% 69% Mission: Impossible III Owen Davian (Character) $133.4M 2006
No Score Yet 75% Empire Falls Unknown (Character) - 2005
89% 82% Capote Truman Capote (Character),
Executive Producer
$28.7M 2005
51% 55% Strangers With Candy Henry (Character) $2.1M 2005
27% 47% Along Came Polly Sandy Lyle (Character) $87.9M 2004
79% 75% Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny (Character) $1M 2003
70% 77% Cold Mountain Reverend Veasey (Character) $95.6M 2003
54% 76% Love Liza Wilson Joel (Character) $211.7K 2002
68% 74% Red Dragon Freddy Lounds (Character) $92.9M 2002
78% 85% 25th Hour Jacob Elinsky (Character) $13.1M 2002
56% 68% Last Party 2000 Host (Character) - 2002
79% 77% Punch-Drunk Love Dean Trumbull (Character) $17.8M 2002
85% 70% State and Main Joseph Turner White (Character) $6.9M 2000
89% 92% Almost Famous Lester Bangs (Character) $32.5M 2000
83% 89% Magnolia Phil Parma (Character) $22.5M 1999
40% 53% Flawless Rusty Zimmerman (Character) $4.5M 1999
84% 80% The Talented Mr. Ripley Freddie Miles (Character) $81.3M 1999
22% 73% Patch Adams Mitch Roman (Character) $135M 1998
No Score Yet 50% Montana Duncan (Character) - 1998
73% 74% Next Stop Wonderland Sean (Character) $3.4M 1998
83% 93% The Big Lebowski Brandt (Character) $17.4M 1998
81% 89% Happiness Allen (Character) $3M 1998
93% 89% Boogie Nights Scotty J. (Character) $26.4M 1997
80% 83% Hard Eight Young Craps Player (Character) $215.6K 1996
59% 58% Twister Dustin Davis (Character) $241.7M 1996
32% 28% The Getaway Frank Hansen (Character) $15.5M 1994
91% 81% Nobody's Fool Officer Raymer (Character) $38.3M 1994
70% 77% When a Man Loves a Woman Gary (Character) $50M 1994
No Score Yet 33% The Yearling Buck (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joey Breaker Wiley McCall (Character) - 1993
14% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Chuck Bronski (Character) $3.2M 1993
89% 92% Scent of a Woman George Willis, Jr. (Character) $62.1M 1992
64% 46% Leap of Faith Matt (Character) $21.7M 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arthur Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2008 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Falls Charlie Mayne (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of George Guest

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