Hoffman, Philip Seymour 1967–(Phil Hoffman, Philip Hoffman, Philip S. Hoffman)

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HOFFMAN, Philip Seymour 1967
(Phil Hoffman, Philip Hoffman, Philip S. Hoffman)


Born July 23, 1967, in Fairport, NY; son of a Xerox employee and Marilyn (a lawyer, civil rights activist, and family court judge) Hoffman. Education: New York University, B.F.A., theatre, 1989; attended Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School, New York City.

Addresses: Agent Paradigm Talent Agency, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Publicist Image Management PR, 8271 Melrose Ave., Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Manager Davien Littlefield Management, 939 Eight Ave., Suite 609, New York, NY 10019.

Career: Actor and director. LAByrinth Theater Company, coartistic director; previously worked as a waiter, a lifeguard, and with children.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, 1998, for Boogie Nights; San Diego Film Critics Society Award, best supporting actor, 1999, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical, 2000, all for Flawless; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting male, 1999, for Happiness; National Board of Review Award, best supporting actor, 1999, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture, 2000, for Magnolia; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, Outer Critics Circle Award (with John C. Reilly), special achievement, 2000, all for True West; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, Online Film Critics Society Award, best supporting actor, ALFA Award nomination, actor of the year, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role, comedy or musical, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, best supporting actor, Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actordrama/romance, 2001, all for Almost Famous; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role, comedy or musical, 2003, for PunchDrunk Love; Lucille Lortel Award nomination, outstanding director, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding director of a play, 2003, both for Our Lady of 121st St.; Florida film Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble, for State and Main.


Film Appearances:

(As Phil Hoffman) Klutch, Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole, Poe Productions, 1991.

(As Phil Hoffman) Szuler (also known as Cheat ), 1992.

(As Philip S. Hoffman) George Willis, Jr., Scent of a Woman, Universal, 1992.

Chris, My New Gun, I.R.S. Media, 1992.

(As Philip S. Hoffman) Matt, Leap of Faith, Paramount, 1992.

(As Philip Hoffman) Chuck, My Boyfriend's Back (also known as Johnny Zombie ), Buena Vista, 1993.

(As Philip S. Hoffman) Cochran, Money for Nothing, Hollywood Pictures, 1993.

Wiley McCall, Joey Breaker (also known as Agent Breaker ), Skouras Pictures, 1993.

(As Philip S. Hoffman) Reporter, Sliver (also known as SliverGier der Augen ), Paramount, 1993.

Officer Raymer, Nobody's Fool, Paramount, 1994.

(As Philip Hoffman) Frank Hansen, The Getaway, Twentieth CenturyFox/Universal, 1994.

Gary, When a Man Loves a Woman (also known as Significant Other and To Have and to Hold ), Buena Vista, 1994.

(As Philip S. Hoffman) Bernardo, Horatio, and Laertes, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, CinCine 19, 1995.

Young craps player, Hard Eight (also known as Sydney ), Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

Dusty, Twister (also known as Catch the Wind and Wind Devils ), Universal/Warner Bros., 1996.

Scotty J., Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Mitch Roman, Patch Adams, Universal, 1998.

(As Phil Hoffman) Sean, Next Stop Wonderland (also known as Last Train to Wonderland ), Miramax, 1998.

Brandt, The Big Lebowski, Gramercy, 1998.

Allen, Happiness, Good Machine, 1998.

Bill, Culture, 1998.

Freddie Miles, The Talented Mr. Ripley (also known as The Strange Mr. Ripley and The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley ), Miramax/Paramount, 1999.

Phil Parma, Partridge's male nurse, Magnolia (also known as magno'lia ), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Rusty Zimmerman, Flawless, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1999.

Himself, That Moment: Magnolia Diary (also known as That Moment: Magnolia Diary October 1998 March 2000 ), New Line Home Video, 2000.

Joseph Turner White, State and Main (also known as Sequences et consequences ), New Line Cinema, 2000.

Lester Bangs, Almost Famous (also known as Untitled: The Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut ), DreamWorks, 2000.

Himself, The Reflections on "The Talented Mr. Ripley, " 2000.

Himself, Last Party 2000, 2001.

Wilson Joel, Love Liza, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Dean Trumbell, PunchDrunk Love, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Freddy Lounds, Red Dragon (also known as Roter Drache ), MCA/Universal, 2002.

Jacob Elinsky, 25th Hour, Buena Vista, 2002.

Dan Mahowny, Owning Mahowny, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Himself, A Director's Journey: The Making of "Red Dragon, " Universal Home Video, 2003.

Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003.

Sandy, Captured, Universal, 2003.

Himselfhost, Party's Over, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Joseph Plumb Martin, Liberty! The American Revolution, PBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Buck Forrester, The Yearling, CBS, 1994.

Duncan, Montana (also known as Nothing Personal ), HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Steward and performer of songs "Into the Woods," "First Midnight," "Second Midnight," and "Ever After," Into the Woods, PBS, 1991.

Himself, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 2000.

The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001.

30 by 30: Kid FlicksParty Animals, HBO and HBO Family, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Steven Hanauer, "The Violence of Summer," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

Eddie Feldman, Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Guest, The Charlie Rose Show, Bravo, 2000.

Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Earl, Food and Shelter, Vineyard 15th Street Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Launcelot, The Merchant of Venice, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 19941995.

Greensboro (A Requiem), McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 19951996.

RawHeadAndBloodyBones, The Skriker, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public/Newman Theatre, New York City, 1996.

C. B., Defying Gravity, American Place Theatre, New York City, 19971998.

Mark, Shopping and Fucking, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1998.

The Author's Voice & Imagining Brad, Drama Department, Greenwich House Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Austin/Lee, True West, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Treplev, Konstantin Gavrilovich, The Seagull, Joseph Papp Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 2001.

Long Days Journey into Night, Broadway production, 2003.

Also appeared in King Lear; The Merchant of Venice.

Major Tours:

Appeared in touring productions, European cities.

Stage Director:

Jesus Hopped the A Train, LAByrinth Theater Company, East 13th Street Theatre, New York City, 2000.

The Glory of Living, Manhattan Class Company, New York City, 2001.

Our Lady of 121st Street, LAByrinth Theater Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Also directed In Arabia; We'd All Be Kings.



Back Stage West, March 12, 1998, p. 4.

Entertainment Weekly, June 26, 1998, p. 24.

Interview, February, 1999, pp. 98101; December, 1999, p. 36.

Los Angeles Times, April 5, 1998, pp. 2832.

Time, November 22, 1999, p. 100.

Variety, January 3, 2000, p. 57.

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