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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor, Director & Producer
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Net worth 2018: $35 Million
Residence: Fairport, New York, U.S
Country: United States
BirthDay: 23 July 1967
Sigh: Leo
Died On: February 2, 2014
Education: New York State Summer School of the Arts, Fairport High School

Philip Seymour Hoffman was bornon 23 July 1967 in Fairport, New York, U.S, American, is Actor, Director & Producer. Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American film actor, director and theatre personality. He was known for a variety of supporting and some lead roles that he performed in his entertainment career of over two decades. He appeared in over 50 movies during the span of his career, each role magnificently different than the other. Some of these films are, ‘Scent of a Woman’, ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Talented Mr. Ripley’, ‘The Master’, etc. After working as a supporting actor for many years, and bringing strength and conviction to these side roles, Hoffman got a chance to portray his true talent in the lead light in ‘Capote’ for which he received international acclaim and went home with the coveted Academy Award. He was also an accomplished theatre personality, and directed and acted in various theatre productions like ‘True West’, ‘Death of a Salesman’, etc.— earned the prestigious Tony Awards nominations three times. He suffered from drug addiction in his youth - a darkness that again haunted him in 2012—he went back to abusing prescribed drugs and heroin, which ultimately led to his death in 2014. He was filming ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’, the final ‘The Hunger Games’ movies at the time of this death.


$35 Million


After his death, the LAByrinth theatre company held a candlelight vigil, and Broadway dimmed its lights for one minute in 2014


In 2013, he checked into a drug rehabilitation program for 10 days


He did ‘A Late Quartet’ and ‘The Master’ in 2012 and in the following year, joined the ‘Hunger Games’ series—‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’


With the exception of ‘There Will Be Blood (2007)’, he appeared in all of Paul Thomas Anderson's films


Following ‘Capote’s’ success, Hoffman did a number of significant roles in movies like: ‘Mission: Impossible III (2006)’, ‘The Savages (2007)’, ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)’, ‘Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)’, ‘Doubt (2008)’, ‘The Invention of lying (2009)’, etc


Hoffman’s true artistic skills and ability to portray a variety of roles made him that most coveted supporting actor of his times but it was his lead role in ‘Capote’ in 2005 that established him as a prominent actor


As a stage director he received commendation and earned two Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Director of a Play--‘Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train (2001)’ and ‘Our Lady of 121st Street (2003)’


In 1999, he played a male nurse in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’


It was in ‘Scent of a Woman’ in 1992 that Hoffman was first recognized for his acting abilities


Throughout the 1990s, Hoffman did movies like: ‘When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) with Andy Garcia, ‘Nobody’s Fool (1994)’ with Paul Newman, ‘Twister (1996)’ with Bill Paxton, ‘Boogie Nights (1997)’ with Mark Walberg and, Todd Solondz’s ‘happiness (1998)’, etc

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