Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967 – 2014) – American actor. “Oscar” Award Winner. The greatest popularity gained for his role in “Capote” film, “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “Master”.
Born July 23, 1967 in New York. His mother was a lawyer for civil rights, she drove her children active in theater and art house films. But the father of the future actor was Executive Director of Xerox, but her parents divorced when Philip was nine years old. In school, Hoffman seriously fond of basketball and wrestling, but after the injury of the cervical vertebra thoughts about sports career had to leave. So he was in the school drama club, which stands out for its ability. As a result, after graduating from school, Philip went to live in New York, where he enrolled in the University in the drama department. At that time, he had to earn money as a bartender, a waiter and a bodyguard.
Initially, Philip and did not think about the stellar acting career, he was much more willing to play just for fun. So in 1989 he became a member of various theater companies and played on Broadway and later in 2000 was nominated for a prestigious theatrical award “Tony”. But already in 1991, Hoffman made his film debut. Starting with bit parts, he quickly moved to the roles of the second plan. His first works began shooting the film “My New Gun,” “The Power of Faith” and the television series “Law & Order.” And after starring in the movie “Scent of a Woman” Philip decided to move to Los Angeles.
In Hollywood, he dropped out to play for a long time, though bright, but secondary roles until he met a novice at that time director Paul Thomas Anderson, thanks to which the films, he first gained great fame. So, he played a key role in “Hard Eight” films “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia” and “Obsession”. Other notable films with his participation during that period were such films as “The Big Lebowski,” “Happiness,” “Patch Adams”, “without blemish” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” In parallel with work in the film Hoffman returned to the theater, and in 2000 was nominated for a prestigious theatrical award “Tony”, he received a second nomination in 2003. In the same period, he starred in the film “Almost Famous,” “Punch-Drunk Love,” “25th Hour,” “Cold Mountain” and “Along Came Polly.”
But the real triumph for Hoffman in 2005 turned into a major role in the biopic “Capote,” for which he received the “Oscar” and “Golden Globe”. In the same year with his participation went blockbuster “Mission Impossible 3”. Later we saw the light films such as “Game of the Devil”, “New York, New York”, “Rock-wave” and “The Invention of Lying.” And for his role in the film “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “Doubt” Hoffman again nominated for “Oscar” and “Golden Globe”. In addition, he voiced the character of the cartoon “Mary and Max”. The last notable work of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s steel belt “Ides of March”, “The man who changed everything” and “Master”.