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
  • One of the most original, versatile, and steadily employed actors in Hollywood, Philip Seymour Hoffman made a name for himself playing some of the most dysfunctional characters in movie history. Although he had been acting for years, most audiences were first introduced to the actor in the award-winning Boogie Nights, where he played a nebbishy soundman with a jones for Mark Wahlberg's Dirk Diggler. Imbuing his character with both humor and poignant complexity, Hoffman was one of the more memorable aspects of an unforgettable film.Born in Fairport, NY, in 1968, Hoffman trained at New York's Tisch School of Drama. Before breaking into film, he did a host of theater work, performing in New York, Chicago, and on a European tour. He made his film debut in the 1992 film Scent of a Woman, a critically acclaimed picture starring Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell. Roles in a number of films of varying quality followed, including My New Gun (1992) and When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). The actor then nabbed a sizable role in Jan de Bont's 1996 tornado thriller Twister and the same year began an ongoing working relationship with Paul Thomas Anderson by appearing in his directorial debut Hard Eight. The crime drama, which also starred Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson, received positive critical attention, although it didn't create more than a minor blip at the box office. However, Hoffman's next feature and second collaboration with Anderson, Boogie Nights (1997), was both a critical and financial success, scoring a host of Academy Award nominations and simultaneously reviving the careers of some of its stars, such as Burt Reynolds and Mark Wahlberg, while providing a breakthrough for others, such as Heather Graham and Hoffman himself. He next appeared in the Robin Williams comedy Patch Adams (1998), and the same year starred in two critically acclaimed independent films, Todd Solondz's Happiness and Brad Anderson's Next Stop Wonderland. The prolific actor added an appearance in The Big Lebowski (also 1998) to his already impressive resumé. In addition to his burgeoning acting career, Hoffman won favorable notices for his directing debut with the off-Broadway In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings. Hoffman came into his own with three notable performances in 1999. He reunited with Paul Thomas Anderson to play empathic hospice nurse Phil Parma, one of the emotional anchors in Magnolia. His portrayal of upper-crust snob Freddie Miles in The Talented Mr. Ripley earned him strong notices from many critics. Hoffman's peers awarded him with a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his role as a cross dresser in Flawless opposite Robert De Niro. He returned to the Broadway stage with fellow Anderson regular John C. Reilly to play very different brothers in Sam Shepard's True West. They took a risk by switching the lead roles every three days. Their hard work earned critical raves, and each was nominated for a Tony award. In 2000, Cameron Crowe cast Hoffman as Crowe's childhood hero Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, and David Mamet tapped him to be part of the impressive ensemble in State and Main.Hoffman maintained his status as one of the most respected and hardest-working actors in the new decade by delivering an excellent supporting turn in Red Dragon as an unctuous tabloid reporter. That same year he co-starred in Spike Lee's 25th Hour, and played the bad guy for old collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson in the offbeat romantic comedy Punch-Drunk Love. 2002 also saw the release of Love Liza, a very low-budget film scripted by Hoffman's brother and directed by actor Todd Louiso that starred Phil as a grieving husband addicted to huffing gas fumes. The next year found Hoffman starring as a gambling addict in the small scale Canadian drama Owning Mahowny, and turning in a memorable supporting performance as an amoral preacher in the big screen adaptation of Cold Mountain. Hoffman was in theaters again at the beginning of 2004 as the best friend in the Ben Stiller c

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Plutarch Heavensbee $254.7M 2015
69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Plutarch Heavensbee $295.5M 2014
87% A Most Wanted Man Gunter Bachmann $14.1M 2014
30% Lullaby Uncle Percy 2014
37% God's Pocket Producer Mickey Scarpato $97.5K 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Plutarch Heavensbee $336.7M 2013
36% Salinger Actor $0.6M 2013
76% A Late Quartet Robert Gelbart (Violin) $1.5M 2012
85% The Master Lancaster Dodd $15.9M 2012
84% The Ides of March Paul Zara Philip $41M 2011
94% Moneyball Art Howe $75.7M 2011
68% Jack Goes Boating Jack Executive Producer Director $0.4M 2010
61% Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) The Count $8.1M 2009
56% The Invention of Lying Jim the Bartender $18.5M 2009
80% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Actor 2009
95% Mary and Max Max Jerry Horowitz 2009
80% Doubt Father Brendan Flynn $33.5M 2008
68% Synecdoche, New York Caden Cotard $3.1M 2008
82% Charlie Wilson's War Gust $66.7M 2007
89% The Savages Jon Savage $6.5M 2007
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Andy $7M 2007
70% Mission: Impossible III Owen Davian $133.5M 2006
No Score Yet Making Capote: Concept to Script Actor 2006
No Score Yet Truman Capote: Answered Prayers Actor 2006
90% Capote Truman Capote Executive Producer $28.4M 2005
No Score Yet Empire Falls C.B. Whiting/Charlie Mayne 2005
52% Strangers with Candy Henry $2M 2005
26% Along Came Polly Sandy Lyle $87.9M 2004
70% Cold Mountain Veasey 2003
79% Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny $0.8M 2003
78% 25th Hour Jakob Elinsky 2003
80% Punch-Drunk Love Dean Trumbell $17.9M 2002
68% Red Dragon Freddy Lounds $93M 2002
53% Love Liza Wilson Joel 2002
56% The Party's Over Actor 2001
86% State and Main Joseph $5.8M 2000
89% Almost Famous Lester Bangs $31.8M 2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley Freddie Miles 1999
83% Magnolia Phil Parma 1999
43% Flawless Rusty Zimmerman 1999
22% Patch Adams Mitch 1998
81% Happiness Allen 1998
75% Next Stop Wonderland Sean 1998
No Score Yet Montana Duncan 1998
82% The Big Lebowski Brandt 1998
93% Boogie Nights Scotty 1997
57% Twister Dusty 1996
83% Hard Eight Young Craps Player 1996
No Score Yet The Fifteen Minute Hamlet Actor 1995
91% Nobody's Fool Officer Raymer 1994
71% When a Man Loves a Woman Gary 1994
No Score Yet The Yearling Buck Forrester 1994
No Score Yet Szuler (Cheat) Actor 1994
33% The Getaway Frank Hansen 1994
No Score Yet Money for Nothing Cochran 1993
14% My Boyfriend's Back Chuck Bronski 1993
No Score Yet Joey Breaker McCall 1993
88% Scent of a Woman George Willis Jr. 1992
62% Leap of Faith Matt 1992
No Score Yet Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole Actor 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

57% 666 Park Avenue
2012-2013
Roger Easton
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Lawyer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Arthur
1996
Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Eddie Feldman Steven B. Hanauer, hypnotherapist
  • 1993
  • 1991

QUOTES FROM Philip Seymour Hoffman CHARACTERS

Caden Cotard
I will be dying and so will you, and so will everyone here. That's what I want to explore. We're all hurtling towards death, yet here we are for the moment, alive. Each of us knowing we're going to die, each of us secretly believing we won't.
Rusty Zimmerman
On her knees at church begging Jesus, Mary, Joseph and every goddamned saint in heaven to forgive her for giving birth to Cruella de Fag. And being a slave to my father before he died. You would have loved each other. He thought Archie Bunker was a flaming Liberal.
Rusty Zimmerman
You could never be as stupid as I think you are.
Rusty Zimmerman
What are you, channeling Jesse Helms?
Lancaster Dodd
If you leave me now, in the next life you will be my sworn enemy. And I will show you no mercy.
Lancaster Dodd
What honor do you have?
Charlie Wilson
You did a hell of a job for the son of a soda pop maker.
Gust Avrakotos
"We'll see", said the Zen master.
Caden Cotard
Hazel, what do you think of this title? Unknown, Unkissed and Lost?
Max Jerry Horowitz
You are my friend, my only friend.
Dean Trumbell
Fuck you. You're a pervert. Think you can be a pervert and not pay for it?
Reverend Veasey
Thank you. I was gonna do a grievous thing.
Max Jerry Horowitz
Dr Bernard Hazelhof says it is good to have goals but not stupid ones like mine.
Plutarch Heavensbee
This is the revolution, and you are the mockingjay.
Plutarch Heavensbee
This is the revolution and you are the Mockingjay.
Freddie Miles
How's the peeping Tommy
Freddie Miles
How's the peeping, Tommy
Freddie Miles
How's the peeping, Tommy?
President Snow
Her entire species must be... eradicated.
President Snow
Her entire species must be eradicated.
Plutarch Heavensbee
Her species, sir?
President Snow
The other victors. Because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invincible.
President Snow
Her entire species must be eradicated.
Plutarch Heavensbee
Her species, sir?
President Snow
The other victors. Because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invisible.
President Snow
The other victors. Because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invincible.
President Snow
(on Katniss Everdeen) She has become a big kind of hope for them. She has to be eliminated. What do you think?
President Snow
She has become a big kind of hope for them. She has to be eliminated. What do you think?
Plutarch Heavensbee
I agree. She should die, but in the right way and the right time.
Max Jerry Horowitz
Jurors are outstanding members of the community who haven't murdered anybody.
Max Jerry Horowitz
Did you know that turtles can breathe through their anuses?
Freddie Quell
What do you do?
Lancaster Dodd
I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
What happened in the rectory?
Father Brendan Flynn
Happened?
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Hmm.
Father Brendan Flynn
Nothing happened, I had a talk with the boy.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
What about?
Father Brendan Flynn
Private matter.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
He's twelve years old, what could be private?
Lancaster Dodd
I would like to talk to you today about cold feet, and narrow minds. People with cold feet cannot move forward. People with narrow minds cannot move side to side.
Lancaster Dodd
Are you thoughtless in your remarks?
Freddie Quell
No.
Lancaster Dodd
Is your life a struggle?
Lancaster Dodd
Is your behavior erratic?
Lancaster Dodd
Are you unpredictable?
Freddie Quell
[farts and laughs]
Lancaster Dodd
What a horrible young man you are. This is acting like an animal. A dirty animal that eats its own feces when hungry.
Dan Mahowny
Double or nothing?
Lancaster Dodd
Your fear of capture and imprisonment is from millions of years ago. You are not there. You are asleep.
Lester Bangs
They made you feel cool. And hey, I met you. You are not cool.
William Miller
I know. Even when I thought I was, I knew I wasn't. I'm glad you were home.
Lester Bangs
I'm always home. I'm uncool.
Lancaster Dodd
"I want to get you on a slow boat to China, all by yourself, alone."
Lancaster Dodd
I want to get you on a slow boat to China, all by yourself, alone.
Lancaster Dodd
I have unlocked, and discovered, a secret. A secret to living in these bodies that we hold.
Lancaster Dodd
If we are not helping him, then it is we who have failed him.
Lancaster Dodd
If we are not helping him, then it is we who are failing him.
Lancaster Dodd
Leave your worries for a while. They'll be here when you get back.
Lancaster Dodd
Leave your worries for a while. They'll be there when you get back.
Truman Capote
"...and I will never get over it."
Truman Capote
...and I will never get over it.
Lancaster Dodd
If we meet again, in the next life, you will be my sworn enemy and I will show you no mercy.
Lancaster Dodd
If you figure out a way to live without a master, any master, be sure to let the rest of us know, for you would be the first in the history of the world.
Lancaster Dodd
What we will do now will urge you toward existence.
Lancaster Dodd
What we will do now will urge you toward existence, within a group, a society, a family.
Lester Bangs
You CANNOT make friends with the rock stars. That's what's important. If you're a rock journalist - first, you will never get paid much. But you will get free records from the record company. And they'll buy you drinks, you'll meet girls, they'll try to fly you places for free, offer you drugs... I know. It sounds great. But they are not your friends. These are people who want you to write sanctimonious stories about the genius of the rock stars, and they will ruin rock and roll and strangle everything we love about it.
Lancaster Dodd
Man is not an animal. We are not a part of the ANIMAL kingdom.
Father Brendan Flynn
Where's your compassion?
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Nowhere you can get at it
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Nowhere you can get at it.
Reverend Veasey
Hey! Look at this! This is a good saw.
Inman
It's not yours. You take it, you make us another enemy. You are a Christian- don't you know your commandments?
Reverend Veasey
You'll find the good Lord very flexible on the subject of property. We could do a lot with this saw...
Earl Partridge
You know, those child breeding hips...
Phil Parma
[Nods and smiles]
Phil Parma
[nods and smiles]
Lancaster Dodd
You seem so familiar to me.
Freddie Sutton
Wha what do you do?
Freddie Quell
Yeah, what do you do?
Lancaster Dodd
I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher... but above all I am a man. Hopelessly Inquisitive man, just like you.
Lancaster Dodd
I do many, many things. I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but, above all, I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.
Lester Bangs
Of course I'm home. I'm uncool.
Max Jerry Horowitz
I cannot understand how being honest can be.... improper
Max Jerry Horowitz
I cannot understand how being honest can be... improper.
Bunny Lebowski
I'll suck your cock for a thousand dollars.
Brandt
Ah... Ha... ha... HA! Yes, we're all very fond of her.
Bunny Lebowski
Brandt can't watch, though. Or it's an extra hundred.
The Dude
Okay... just give me a minute. I gotta go find a cash machine...
Max Jerry Horowitz
The reason I forgive you is because you are not perfect. You are imperfect. And so am I. All humans are imperfect. Even the man outside my apartment who litters. When I was young, I wanted to be anybody but myself. Dr. Bernard Hasselhoff said if I was on a desert island, then I would have to get used to my own company. Just me… and the coconuts. He said I would have to accept myself: my warts and all. And that we don’t get to choose our warts. They are a part of us and we have to live with them. We can however, choose our friends. And I am glad I have chosen you. Dr. Bernard Hasselhoff also said that everyone’s lives are like a very long sidewalk. Some are well paved. Others, like mine, have cracks, banana skins and cigarette butts. Your sidewalk is like mine, but probably not as many cracks. Hopefully, one day our sidewalks will meet and we can share a can of condensed milk. You are my best friend. You are my only friend.
Caden Cotard
I will be dying and so will you, and so will everyone here. That's what I want to explore. We're all hurtling towards death, yet here we are for the moment, alive. Each of us knowing we're going to die, each of us secretly believing we won't.
Max Jerry Horowitz
When I was young, I invented an invisible friend called Mr Ravioli. My psychiatrist says I don't need him anymore, so he just sits in the corner and reads.
Sandy Lyle
LET IT RAIN!!!!
Sandy Lyle
LET IT RAIN!
Sandy Lyle
Best Man is in the house. (Slips and falls)
Sandy Lyle
Best Man is in the house. [slips and falls]
Sandy Lyle
RAIN DROPS!!!!
Sandy Lyle
RAIN DROPS!
Sandy Lyle
OLD SCHOOL!!!
Sandy Lyle
OLD SCHOOL!
Sandy Lyle
RAINDANCE!!!
Sandy Lyle
RAIN DANCE!
Art Howe
Do you agree with this?
Peter Brand
100% Do you want the door open or closed?
Peter Brand
100 percent. Do you want the door open or closed?
Scotty
Im such an Idiot!!!!!!!!!
Scotty
I'm such an idiot!
Phil Parma
Frogs are falling from the sky.
The Count
I plan on broadcasting from this boat till the day i die......and a few days after that."
The Count
I plan on broadcasting from this boat till the day I die... and a few days after that.
Father Brendan Flynn
Where's your compassion?
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Nowhere you can get at it.
Father Brendan Flynn
You have no right to act on your own. You have taken vows; obedience being one. You answer to us. You have no right to step outside the church
Father Brendan Flynn
You have no right to act on your own. You have taken vows; obedience being one. You answer to us. You have no right to step outside the church.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
I will step outside the church! If that's what needs to be done, though the door should shut behind me, I will do what needs to be done!
Paul Zara Philip
...and Ida, I am going to go take a shit.
Sandy Lyle
did u spank her
Reuben Feffer
yeah i tried but i dont think she liked it
Sandy Lyle
well... some women find it offensive
Sandy Lyle
i just sharted
Sandy Lyle
I just sharted.
Reuben Feffer
i dont know what that means
Reuben Feffer
I don't know what that means.
Sandy Lyle
i tried to fart and a little shit came out i sharted alright now lets go
Sandy Lyle
I tried to fart and a little shit came out. I just sharted. Now let's go.
Max Jerry Horowitz
Unfortunately, in America, babies are not found in cola cans. I asked my mother when I was four, and she said they came from eggs laid by rabbis. If you aren't Jewish, they're laid by Catholic nuns. If you're atheist, they're laid by dirty, lonely prostitutes.
Max Jerry Horowitz
Unfortunately, in America, babies are not found in cola cans. I asked my mother when I was four, and she said they came from eggs laid by rabbis. If you aren't Jewish, they're laid by Catholic nuns. If you're an atheist, they' re laid by dirty, lonely prostitutes.
Andy Hanson
You sure I'm your son!
Sandy Lyle
Dude, No. This is serious, I just sharted.
Sandy Lyle
Dude, no. This is serious. I just sharted.
Lester Bangs
You wanna be a true friend to them? Be honest, and unmerciful.
Lester Bangs
The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool.
Father Brendan Flynn
I can fight you.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
You will lose.
Paul Zara Philip
It doesn't matter what you thought, it matters what you did, it matters what you didn't do.
Paul Zara Philip
It doesn't matter what you thought. It matters what you did. It matters what you didn't do.
Hank Hanson
You're a prick.
Andy Hanson
I always was.
Dex
You don't look happy. Mind if I call you "Groucho"?
Andy Hanson
No, I don't mind.
Connie
In a bathtub, I imagined I was with you.
Jack
You took a bath?
Jack
Don't worry, I'm a good swimmer.
Connie
I knew you'd be good.
Max Jerry Horowitz
Do you have a favourite-sounding word? My top-five are "ointment," "bumblebee," "Vladivostok," "banana," and "testicle."