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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Highest Rated:   95% Mary and Max (2009)
Lowest Rated:   14% My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
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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 b

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection
  • Actor
2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
  • Plutarch Heavensbee
2015
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • Plutarch Heavensbee
2014
87% A Most Wanted Man
  • Gunter Bachmann
2014
31% Lullaby
  • Uncle Percy
2014
37% God's Pocket
  • Producer
  • Mickey Scarpato
2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Plutarch Heavensbee
2013
36% Salinger
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Ezekiel Moss
  • Director
2013
78% A Late Quartet
  • Robert Gelbart (Violin)
2012
86% The Master
  • Lancaster Dodd
2012
84% The Ides of March
  • Paul Zara Philip
2011
94% Moneyball
  • Art Howe
2011
68% Jack Goes Boating
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Jack
2010
61% Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked)
  • The Count
2009
58% The Invention of Lying
  • Jim the Bartender
2009
80% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
  • Actor
2009
95% Mary and Max
  • Max Jerry Horowitz
2009
No Score Yet Vanikoro
  • Actor
2009
78% Doubt
  • Father Brendan Flynn
2008
69% Synecdoche, New York
  • Caden Cotard
2008
82% Charlie Wilson's War
  • Gust
2007
89% The Savages
  • Jon Savage
2007
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • Andy
2007
70% Mission: Impossible III
  • Owen Davian
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
2005
No Score Yet Empire Falls
  • C.B. Whiting/Charlie Mayne
2005
52% Strangers with Candy
  • Henry
2005
25% Along Came Polly
  • Sandy Lyle
2004
71% Cold Mountain
  • Veasey
2003
79% Owning Mahowny
  • Dan Mahowny
2003
78% 25th Hour
  • Jakob Elinsky
2003
79% Punch-Drunk Love
  • Dean Trumbell
2002
69% Red Dragon
  • Freddy Lounds
2002
53% Love Liza
  • Wilson Joel
2002
59% The Party's Over
  • Actor
2001
86% State and Main
  • Joseph
2000
89% Almost Famous
  • Lester Bangs
2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Freddie Miles
1999
84% Magnolia
  • Phil Parma
1999
43% Flawless
  • Rusty Zimmerman
1999
22% Patch Adams
  • Mitch
1998
85% Happiness
  • Allen
1998
74% Next Stop Wonderland
  • Sean
1998
No Score Yet Montana
  • Duncan
1998
81% The Big Lebowski
  • Brandt
1998
No Score Yet Culture
  • Actor
1998
92% 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
67% Leap of Faith
  • Matt
1992
50% My New Gun
  • Chris
1992
No Score Yet Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
  • Actor
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Eddie Feldman Steven B. Hanauer, hypnotherapist
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Lawyer
No Score Yet Arthur
1996
  • Voice
58% 666 Park Avenue
2012-2013
  • Roger Easton
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing

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