Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Born Jul 23, 1967

Philip Seymour Hoffman is 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), Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), Happiness (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Philip Seymour Hoffman.


1967 Birth Hoffman was born on July 23, 1967, in the Rochester suburb of Fairport, New York. … Read More


1984 16 Years Old Acting gradually became a passion for Hoffman: "I loved the camaraderie of it, the people, and that's when I decided it was what I wanted to do." At the age of 17, he was selected to attend the 1984 New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs, where he met his future collaborators Bennett Miller and Dan Futterman. … Read More


1989 - 1991 2 More Events
1994 26 Years Old …  In 1994, he portrayed an inexperienced mobster in the crime thriller The Getaway, starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, and appeared with Andy García and Meg Ryan in the romantic drama When a Man Loves a Woman. … Read More
1995 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Still considering stage work to be fundamental to his career, Hoffman joined the LAByrinth Theater Company of New York City in 1995. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old Between April and May 1996, Hoffman appeared at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in a Mark Wing-Davey production of Caryl Churchill's The Skriker. … Read More


Continuing with this momentum, Hoffman appeared in five films in 1998. … Read More
In 1999, Hoffman starred opposite Robert De Niro as drag queen Rusty Zimmerman in Joel Schumacher's drama Flawless. … Read More
This success continued with the 2000 Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's True West, where Hoffman alternated roles nightly with co-star John C. Reilly, making 154 appearances between March and July 2000. … Read More
In 2002, Hoffman was given his first leading role (despite joking at the time "Even if I was hired into a leading-man part, I'd probably turn it into the non-leading-man part") in Todd Louiso's tragicomedy Love Liza (2002). … Read More
2003 - 2004 2 More Events
In 2006, Premiere magazine listed his role in Capote as the 35th greatest movie performance of all time. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old Returning to independent films in 2007, Hoffman began with a starring role in Tamara Jenkins's The Savages, where he and Laura Linney played siblings responsible for putting their dementia-ridden father (Philip Bosco) in a care home. … Read More


2008 - 2011 4 More Events
In the spring of 2012, Hoffman made his final stage appearance, starring as Willy Loman in a Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman. … Read More
2013 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Hoffman and O'Donnell separated in the fall of 2013, some months before his death.
In November 2014, nine months after his death, Hoffman was seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. … Read More
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