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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Born: July 23, 1967, Fairport - New York - USA
Died: February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman was 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), “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), “Cold Mountain” (2003), and “Along Came Polly” (2004).  

In 2005, Hoffman played the title role in the biographical film “Capote” (2005), for which he won multiple acting awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another two Academy Award nominations for his supporting work in “Charlie Wilson's War” (2007) and “Doubt” (2008).

Other critically acclaimed films in recent years have included “Before the Devil Knows You're Dead” (2007) and “The Savages” (2007).

In 2010, Hoffman made his feature film directorial debut with “Jack Goes Boating?”. Hoffman is also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, and has directed and performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions.

His performances in two Broadway plays led to two Tony Award nominations: one for Best Leading Actor in “True West” (2000), and another for Best Featured Actor in “Long Day's Journey into Night” (2003). 

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

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With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

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Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

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A Most Wanted Man (2014)

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When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?

68 2014 121
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God's Pocket (2014)

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A boozy lowlife (Philip Seymour Hoffman) tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist (Richard Jenkins) and the young man's mother complicate matters.

61 2014 88
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a \Victors Tour\ of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

76 2013 146
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Salinger (2013)

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A feature documentary on formative personal and professional experiences in the life of writer J.D. Salinger

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The Master (2012)

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An agitated Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

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A Late Quartet (2012)

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When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert — quite possibly their last — only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.

71 2012 105
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Moneyball (2011)

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The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beanes successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

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The Ides of March (2011)

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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.

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A Child's Garden of Poetry (2011)

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Poems by some of the greatest writers of all time are brought to life through lyrical animation and readings by some of today’s most respected performers.

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The Invention of Lying (2009)

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Set in a world where the concept of lying doesnt exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.

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Pirate Radio (2009)

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Pirate Radio tells the true story of a band of rogue radio DJs that captivated Britain in the 1960s, blasting rock and pop music from a boat off-shore in direct defiance to the government. Dubbed pirate radio, the 24 hour a day underground broadcast reached nearly half of the UK's population and helped to deliver the music that defined a generation to the people.

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Mary and Max (2009)

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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. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. She's Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He's Max Horowitz, living alone in New York, overweight, subject to anxiety attacks. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Mary falls in love with a neighbor, saves money to have a birthmark removed and deals with loss. Max has a friendship with a neighbor, tries to control his weight, and finally gets the dream job. Will the two ever meet face to face?

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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

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A theater director 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.

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Doubt (2008)

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In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

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The Savages (2007)

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A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

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A drama based on Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

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When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.

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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.

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Capote (2005)

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Capote is the biographical film about writer Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Capote.

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Empire Falls (2005)

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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

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Along Came Polly (2004)

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Superstar Emmy-winners Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, and Debra Messing star in this uproarious comedy about the joy of taking chances in life. Stiller is risk-averse Reuben Feffer, a recently married guy who always follows the rules and always plays it safe. When his wife (Messing) dumps him on their honeymoon for a beefy scuba instructor (Emmy-winner Hank Azaria), a humiliated Reuben retreats even deeper into his shell. But a chance encounter with a wild and adventurous friend from middle school (Aniston) may be just what Reuben needs to open up, take some risks, and start living for the moment. An illustrious list of talented performers including Alec Baldwin and Oscar-winner Phillip Seymour-Hoffman round out the supporting cast in this hilarious and sweet comedic experience!

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Cold Mountain (2003)

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In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

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25th Hour (2002)

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The filmed adaptation from the David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are themes on this last day of friends, family, parties, saying goodbye, and setting things straight. A Spike Lee joint.

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Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

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A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.

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Red Dragon (2002)

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Academy Award®-winner Anthony Hopkins revives his most famous character in this chilling thriller that also stars Academy Award®-nominee Edward Norton. FBI Agent Will Graham has been called out of early retirement to catch a serial killer, known by authorities as "The Tooth Fairy". He asks for the help of his arch-nemesis, Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, so that he can be able to catch "The Tooth Fairy" and bring him to justice. The only problem is that "The Tooth Fairy" is getting inside information about Graham and his family from none other than Dr. Lecter.

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Magnolia (1999)

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An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

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Culture (1999)

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Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

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Tom Ripley is a charismatic sociopath who makes his way in mid-50s New York as a rest room attendant and pianist. His skill however is in impersonating other people, forging handwriting and running second-rate scams. Unhappy with his own life, he kills and takes on the persona of somebody else.

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The Big Lebowski (1998)

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Populated by unforgettable characters and scenes, the oft-quoted The Big Lebowski is a cult classic from Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. "Dude" Lebowski (Oscar®-winner Jeff Bridges) is mistaken for a man with the same name and is pulled - along with his bowling buddies - into a web of crime and mystery. It's near impossible to describe what follows, except that it is unlike anything you've ever seen before. For non-stop laughs and hilarity, visit - The Dude!

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Patch Adams (1998)

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Meet Patch Adams (Academy Award® winner, Robin Williams), a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh. Based on a true story, Patch Adams combines side-splitting humor with an inspiring story that transcends the traditional comedy.

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Happiness (1998)

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The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

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Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

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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!

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Boogie Nights (1997)

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Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, \Dirk Diggler\. Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

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Culture (1997)

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Oscar nominated short film from 1997

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Twister (1996)

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Academy Award winner Helen Hunt stars as the leader of a rag-tag band of tornado chasers on a perilous quest to test a new sensor device. Bill Paxton plays her fellow scientist and estranged husband who unwittingly joins her crew on this meteorologically active day. Perhaps they can make amends and salvage their marriage, but only if they can survive--the twisters. State-of-the-art special effects stir up this gripping, smash-hit action-adventure directed by the master of action himself--Jan de Bont.

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Hard Eight (1996)

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A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.

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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

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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.

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The Getaway (1994)

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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. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich \business\-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison.

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Nobody's Fool (1994)

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Sully is a rascally neer-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a workers compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carls young wife Toby. Sullys long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sullys landladys banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mothers life.

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Scent of a Woman (1992)

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Charlie Simms (Chris O Donnell) is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino), a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

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