Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Date of Birth: 23 Jul 1967

Country: USA

Biography: Philip Seymour Hoffman is an American actor and theater 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), Twister (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002)...(wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 61 (Actor), 1 (Director)

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    Almost Famous
    William Miller is a 15 year old kid, hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with, and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming of age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo. (imdb)
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    Along Came Polly
    Can a risk-averse insurance salesman on the rebound from his bride's infidelity (during their honeymoon) find happiness with a waitress he knew in junior high who's averse to commitment? Reuben is a sweet klutz who's ready to settle down but sees in her a chance to recover from disappointment and have some fun; Polly is a sweet itinerant, not ready to settle down but sees a chance to spend time with a nice guy who likes her. What will he do when his bride comes crawling back? (imdb)
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    The Big Lebowski
    When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (imdb)
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    Boogie Nights
    Everyone's born with one special thing, and Eddie Adams uses his humongous "asset" to take the world of film pornography by storm. Things get ugly though when success leads to drugs and ruin. Will Dirk clean up and get back on top? Will Amber see her son? Will Rollergirl ever take off her skates?! (imdb)
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    Cold Mountain
    Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Cold Mountain sets off on a true American odyssey through a time that saw some of the greatest ferocity -- and heroism -- the nation has ever known. (Miramax)
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    Flawless
    Walt Koontz, a homophobic guy, ends up with paralyzed vocal cords because of an unfortunate stroke. His therapy includes receiving singing lessons from a neighbor who is not only openly flamboyant but also a pre-op transgenderist. Both of them are equally prejudiced; Koontz against homosexuals and the neighbor against close-minded straight people. (imdb)
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    Happiness
    A series of intertwining love stories, stories of connections missed and made between people, how people always struggle to make a connection, and to what degree they succeed or don't.
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    Hard Eight
    Sydney (Hall) is a poker-faced professional gambler with a soft heart for a hard luck story. He plays guardian angel to unlucky John (Reilly) and a hooker, Clementine (Paltrow), whom he grows to love like family. When John's and Clementine's honeymoon night leads to a disastrous hostage situation, Sydney takes care of it, as usual. But when slick casino pro Jimmy (Jackson) threatens to reveal a secret from Sydney's past that could destroy his relationship with the newlyweds, Sydney decides to hedge his bets and not leave anything to chance. (Sony)
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    Love Liza
    A showpiece of comic and human desperation, a wonderfully inspired tale of a survivor and the possibilities and impossibilities for resolution. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Magnolia
    On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. (New Line Cinema)
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    Next Stop Wonderland
    A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart! (Miramax)
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    Owning Mahowny
    Polite, mild-mannered Dan Mahowny (Hoffman) is an assistant bank manager with a head for numbers, a knack for making decisions, and a devastating appetite for gambling. Dan Mahowny is the unlikely hero who takes on two of the financial institutions everyone loves to hate, the bank and the casino, and, for a brief while, he wins. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    The Party\
    A sequel to the 1993 film "Last Party," this documentary follows Philip Seymour Hoffman as a concerned citizen on an uncensored journey of the state of democracy in America. (Film Movement)
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    Patch Adams
    Robin Williams is Patch Adams - a doctor who believes in laughter as medicine and will do just about anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career. (Universal)
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    Punch-Drunk Love
    Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters who kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins.
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    Red Dragon
    The first and most terrifying chapter in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. (Universal Pictures)
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    State and Main
    A big-budget movie crew descends upon a quaint New England village, sowing a bumper crop of corruption, vanity and greed.
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return home. In Italy, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie's cultured fiancée, pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury... (imdb)
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    Twister
    The largest storm to hit Oklahoma in more than half a century is brewing, and it promises to drop multiple twisters into Tornado Alley. It's the storm that two rival groups of scientists have been waiting for to earn their place in meteorological history. (Warner Bros.)
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    25th Hour
    The 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, which leads to a shocking, disturbing finale. (imdb)
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    Capote
    Truman Capote (Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers. (imdb)
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    Scent of a Woman
    Col. Frank Slade has a very special plan for the weekend. It involves travel, women, good food, fine wine, the tango, chauffeured limousines and a loaded forty-five. And he's bringing Charlie along for the ride (imdb)
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    When a Man Loves a Woman
    An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior. (imdb)
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    Money for Nothing
    When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run.
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    Mission: Impossible III
    Tom Cruise returns as Special Agent Ethan Hunt, who faces the mission of his life and a new villain (Hoffman) in Mission: Impossible III. Director J. J. Abrams ("Lost," "Alias") brings his unique blend of action and drama to the billion-dollar franchise. (Paramount Pictures)
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    Leap of Faith
    Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time. (imdb)
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    Strangers with Candy
    Strangers with Candy is a daring leap backwards. A prequel to the critically acclaimed Comedy Central series of the same name, it is the tale of Jerri Blank (Sedaris), a forty-seven year old ex-con, junky whore who decides to return home after thirty-two years as a runaway. (ThinkFilm)
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    Montana
    Montana is twisted tale of betrayal and friendship. Clair (Sedgewick) is a loyal employee of The Boss (Coltrane)... (imdb)
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    Empire Falls
    Empire Falls (2005) - TV Mini-Series
    A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby. (imdb)
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    My Boyfriend\
    Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingo has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes back from the dead, and wins Missy's heart. (imdb)
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    Nobody\
    Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life. (imdb)
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    Before the Devil Knows You\
    Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed. (imdb)
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    The Savages
    A sister (Linney) and brother (Hoffman) face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father. (imdb)
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    Charlie Wilson\
    A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. (imdb)
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    Mattress Man Commercial
    Commercial for the false Mattress Man company seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002).
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    Synecdoche, New York
    A theater director (Hoffman) struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (imdb)
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    Doubt
    Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality and authority.
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    Pirate Radio
    A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960's. (imdb)
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    Mary and Max
    A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (imdb)
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    The Invention of Lying
    A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
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    Inside \
    Making-of documentary about the film Talented Mr. Ripley
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    Jack Goes Boating
    A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class NYC couples.
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    I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
    A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation. (imdb)
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    Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
    Remy Gravelle is trying to gather enough material from the story of a wealthy couple (murdered years before) to put together a screenplay for his Japanese employers. His investigations have put him in touch with the wealthy duo's children, who now live aboard a yacht, the Triple Bogey, which is in constant motion around New York harbor. There, the three grown or nearly grown children show the writer home movies of themselves and their parents and discuss the events of that bygone day. (All Movies Guide)
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    Moneyball
    An all-star cast brings to life the true story of Billy Beane, a former jock turned general manager who uses unconventional methods to bring the best players to the Oakland A's, a major league baseball team struggling against financial hardship.
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    The Ides of March
    An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon. (imdb)
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    My New Gun
    Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes and important and transforming figure in their lives. (imdb)
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    A Late Quartet
    A drama about an illustrious string quartet, whose quarter-century anniversary precipitates a tempestuous release of repressed feelings, long-held resentments and painful betrayals. (imdb)
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    The Master
    A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man. (imdb)
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    Salinger
    An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.
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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (imdb)
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    A Most Wanted Man
    A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
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    God\
    A guy named Mickey gets in over his head when he tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson.
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    Back Beyond
    Back Beyond (2013) - Short Film
    A montage of unused scenes, shots and takes from Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'. (imdb)
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
    Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (imdb)
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    Culture
    Culture (1997) - Short Film
    Oscar nominated short film from 1997 (letterboxd)
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
    After being symbolized as the "Mockingjay," Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol. (imdb)
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    Directed by Sidney Lumet: How the Devil Was Made
    The making of "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
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    The Fifteen Minute Hamlet
    Shakespeare films Hamlet on a single reel then, after an initial screening, edits it down to the bare bones.
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    The Getaway
    Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money... (imdb)
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness
    Special cut for festival release, this animated short was produced for the PBS series Blank on Blank, featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman talking about Life, Death, and Happiness. (Patrick Smith)
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