Philip Seymour Hoffman
July 23, 1967
Fairport, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 2, 2014 (aged 46)|
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Acute mixed drug intoxication|
|Body discovered||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Resting place||St. Ignatius Loyola|
|Alma mater||Tisch School of the Arts|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director|
|Partner(s)||Mimi O'Donnell (1999–2013)|
|Relatives||Gordy Hoffman (brother)|
|Awards||List of awards and nominations|
Early life[change | change source]
He was born in Fairport, New York. He had a brother, writer Gordy Hoffman (born 1964) and two sisters. Hoffman's mother was a Roman Catholic of Irish origin. His father was a Protestant of part-German origin. Hoffman studied at New York State Summer School of the Arts and at Tisch School of the Arts.
Career[change | change source]
Hoffman first started acting in 1991 in an episode of Law & Order. His first movie role was as Matt in the 1992 movie Leap of Faith. He then acted in many movies. His performance as Truman Capote in Capote earned him an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. He also acted on television and in theater. His last movie was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and in A Most Wanted Man.
Personal life and death[change | change source]
Selected filmography[change | change source]
- Boogie Nights
- Next Stop Wonderland
- The Talented Mr. Ripley
- State and Main
- Almost Famous
- Punch-Drunk Love
- Owning Mahowny
- Mission: Impossible III
- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
- The Savages
- Charlie Wilson's War
- Synechdoche, New York
- Jack Goes Boating
- The Ides of March
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
References[change | change source]
- "Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead". 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
- Goodman, J. David (February 2, 2014). "Philip Seymour Hoffman, Actor, Dies at 46". The New York Times. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be heroin, the official said. “It’s pretty apparent that it was an overdose,” the official said. “The syringe was in his arm.”
- "Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (46) found dead in New York apartment". Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- Francescani, Chris. "Family, actors mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman at private funeral". Reuters. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Philip Seymour Hoffman on IMDb
- Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Internet Broadway Database
- Philip Seymour Hoffman Biography Archived 2006-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
- NPR Interview (09/2005)
- Brandt Tribute Archived 2014-02-19 at the Wayback Machine Lebowski Podcast's tribute to Hoffman's character in The Big Lebowski.