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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman


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Birth Date :

July 23, 1967

Birth Place :

Fairport, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

As Scotty J. in movie "Boogie Nights" (1997)


Heralded as a remarkable character actor capable to deliver outstanding dramatic effect to every role he played, Philip Seymour Hoffman certainly has added one superior point within himself to stand out among the teeming crowd of Hollywood actors. A New Yorker born to a former Xerox executive and a family court judge on July 23, 1967 in Fairport, a principal suburb of Rochester, he originally put most of his interest in sports rather than in acting, even became an avid athlete in wrestling during the early period of his high school study before experienced a neck injury in his second year there. Since the incident prevented him from exercising any sports that require much body contacts, including his favorite one, this fair-haired guy began to turn his attention toward something else and unexpectedly found himself drawn into the wonder of performing characters.

Nurtured this new fondness through several school productions, he then came up with a decision to pursue a professional career as an actor thus headed for New York City to polish his skills at Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School while also enrolled in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he smoothly obtained a BFA degree in drama by 1989. With this academic background, Philip optimistically commenced his first step in the film industry, nabbing a supporting part in Amos Poe's "Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole" (1991), followed quickly by others in the 1992 features of "Leap of Faith" and "Scent of a Woman" in which he satisfyingly gained public attention through his enactment as a backstabbing classmate to Chris O'Donnell.

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Kaleidoscope 2014: Important Events in Entertainment (Part 1/4)

December 29, 2014 09:46:50 GMT

Another year has passed with so many interesting stories from Hollywood. Whether it's a good one or a bad one, it becomes juicy stuff when it comes to our favorite star. To continue the tradition and to mark the end of 2014, AceShowbiz is back with the annual Kaleidoscope that highlights the most talked about news from entertainment industry in the past 12 months.

CGI Not Used to Complete Philip Seymour Hoffman's Parts in 'Mockingjay'

November 17, 2014 04:33:26 GMT

The filming of "" film was not yet done when died on February 2 this year. Producers were left scrambled for solution to finish the movie but opted out CGI and stand-ins.

Steve Coogan Tapped to Replace Philip Seymour Hoffman on 'Happyish'

October 23, 2014 01:37:42 GMT

Showtime is moving forward with "" after 's death left the show on the bubble. The comedy now has found a replacement for the late actor, hiring to take over the lead role.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Left $35 Million Fortune to His Girlfriend

July 22, 2014 02:00:14 GMT

's three children will inherit nothing from their father. According to court documents obtained by New York Post, the "" actor who passed away earlier this year at the age of 46 left all of his fortune to his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Walker and Other Stars Honored at the Oscars

March 03, 2014 07:38:06 GMT

Audience members paid tribute to late stars at the 2014 Academy Awards which took place at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2. During In Memoriam section, some stars such as , , , , film critic Roger Ebert, child actress Shirley Temple Black and "Harry Potter" actor Richard Griffiths were remembered.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Mother Breaks Silence After His Death

March 03, 2014 04:04:28 GMT

The mother of has spoken for the first time following the death of the "" actor. In a statement which was read by Hoffman's friend Jack Garner at a tribute event on Friday, February 28, Marilyn O'Connor said that her son's death was "devastating."

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Ruled 'Accidental', Lethal Mix of Drugs Blamed

March 01, 2014 00:52:35 GMT

New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has made it official the cause of death of actor . The 46-year-old died of "accidental acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and amphetamine," a spokeswoman for the office said.

Man Accused as Philip Seymour Hoffman's Gay Lover Won Settlement From Enquirer

February 26, 2014 15:57:26 GMT

The man that National Enquirer called 's gay lover has won a settlement from the magazine over the false report. Playwright David Bar Katz launched a $50 million lawsuit against Enquirer for printing and publishing a story of him romancing the actor shortly before his death in early February.

Amy Adams on Philip Seymour Hoffman: 'He's a Beautiful Spirit'

February 21, 2014 07:04:51 GMT

tearfully paid tribute to her close friend during an appearance in "Inside the Actors Studio". Taped earlier this month, three days after Hoffman passed away, the footage which was aired on Wednesday, February 19 shows Adams wearing a brown top onstage while talking about the late star.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Reveals He Wanted Son to Be Raised in New York

February 20, 2014 02:21:01 GMT

Some details of 's will have been revealed. According to excerpts posted by news outlets, the "" star left much of his estate to his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell. Hoffman apparently also left instructions about raising his then-only child in his will.

Drake Apologizes to Philip Seymour Hoffman's Family Over Rolling Stone Rant

February 14, 2014 15:35:46 GMT

tweeted and then regretted. The rapper has issued an apology for the remark he made against Rolling Stone magazine for replacing his cover with late actor 's and for printing an incorrect quote of him about .

Drake Slams Magazine for Switching His Cover to Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 14, 2014 02:09:47 GMT

is upset after Rolling Stone replaced his cover in favor of and quoted him criticizing 's raps. The rapper took to Twitter on Thursday, February 13 to set the record straight and vented his frustration over the cover change.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Reportedly Chronicled Battle With 'Demons' in Diaries

February 13, 2014 06:36:09 GMT

Two diaries which chronicle 's struggle with drug addiction reportedly have been found by NYPD in the actor's apartment. According to NBC News, handwritten entries in the diaries reveal Hoffman's battle with "demons" and his attempts to stay clean by attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings. "It seems he did at least part of it in rehab. It definitely contained some soul-searching. But there is also a fair amount of rambling that doesn't make sense," a source said.

Pics: Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Other Stars Join Philip Seymour Hoffman's Family at Funeral

February 08, 2014 04:12:45 GMT

A private funeral service for was held Friday, February 7, a day after the wake for the late actor took place. Family and friends gathered at St. Ignatius of Loyola church in Manhattan to say goodbye to the "" director, who died February 2 of possible drug overdose.

Fashion House Apologizes for Touting Amy Adams' Bag at Philip Seymour Hoffman Wake

February 08, 2014 01:46:27 GMT

Valentino has picked the wrong moment to promote its bag. On Friday, February 7, USA Today entertainment reporter Donna Freydkin pointed out that she had received an email naming the Valentino bag that carried to wake, expressing her disgust over the tasteless press release.

Friends and Family Attend Philip Seymour Hoffman's Wake

February 07, 2014 02:59:59 GMT

's family and friends paid respects to the late actor in a wake on Thursday, February 6 in New York City. Hoffman's partner Mimi O'Donnell was spotted with their three children at the wake which was held at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Madison Avenue. The "" actor's mother Marilyn O'Connor was present as well.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Friend Sues Over Report They Were Gay Lovers

February 06, 2014 14:05:10 GMT

Playwright David Bar Katz, who discovered 's body in the actor's bathroom on Sunday, February 2, has launched a lawsuit against National Enquirer after the publication reported that he and Hoffman were gay lovers. Enquirer, owned by America Media Inc., reported that Bar Katz gave them an exclusive interview in which he admitted to have romanced Hoffman and saw the actor using heroin. The publication also alleged that Bar Katz had seen Hoffman freebase cocaine the night before his death.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Inconclusive, More Tests Needed

February 06, 2014 00:37:47 GMT

An autopsy performed on returned inconclusive. New York City medical examiners' office said on Wednesday, Feb 5 that more tests would be needed to determine the cause of the actor's death.

Four People Arrested in Connection to Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

February 05, 2014 07:01:58 GMT

Four people reportedly have been arrested in connection to drugs found in 's apartment. According to New York Daily News, Police raided a Chinatown apartment on Mott Street at around 7 P.M. on Tuesday, February 4 and took the four people into custody. All of them are charged with possession of narcotics.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Family Arranging Private Funeral

February 05, 2014 01:55:57 GMT

The family of , who was found dead in his apartment on Sunday, February 2 due to apparent drug overdose, is arranging a funeral service which date is not revealed. According to a statement released by his representative Karen Samfilippo on Tuesday, February 4, the funeral service will be attended by "the family and close friends."

Cate Blanchett Visits Philip Seymour Hoffman's Partner and Children

February 04, 2014 08:43:32 GMT

was recently seen making a visit to 's partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three children at her apartment in New York City's West Village. The "" actress, who attended the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday, February 1, was photographed carrying a new telescope and a shopping bag from a toy store during the Monday visit. At that time, she wore an all-black outfit.

Celebs Slammed for Insensitive Comments on Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

February 03, 2014 16:15:25 GMT

Many Hollywood celebrities paid tribute to the late on Twitter but not all of them shared kind words for the Oscar winner. "" star is among celebs who went under fire for posting insensitive comments about the actor's February 2 sudden death.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Conducted in New York

February 03, 2014 15:14:19 GMT

An autopsy to determine 's cause of death will be conducted a day after the actor was found dead at his West Village apartment on Sunday, February 2. New York medical examiner office will make confirmation on whether he died of drug overdose.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Had Finished Most of His 'Mockingjay' Scenes Before He Died

February 03, 2014 07:56:07 GMT

Lionsgate, the studio behind "" film franchise, has issued a statement in the wake of 's shocking death. It's unclear if his sudden passing will affect the release of the next installment of the movie series, but the actor had completed "majority of his work."

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Puts Showtime's 'Happyish' in Limbo

February 03, 2014 07:41:20 GMT

's death has left the future of one of Showtime's projects uncertain. Just two weeks ago, the network announced that the late actor would star on its upcoming comedy "", which was dubbed "a very personal comedy starring one of the really great actors of our time."

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies of Possible Drug Overdose, Celebs Pay Tribute

February 03, 2014 01:26:27 GMT

Hollywood is mourning the death of one of its great talent. was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday, February 2 in his New York City apartment, police said. He was 46.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Books TV Gig With Showtime's Comedy Pilot

July 27, 2013 03:47:42 GMT

has signed up for Showtime's "Trending Down". The Oscar-winning actor is set to star in and executive produce the comedy pilot created by Shalom Auslander ("This American Life").

Philip Seymour Hoffman Just Checking Out of Detox Facility for Drug Abuse

May 31, 2013 07:23:50 GMT

It's just revealed that went into relapse after kicking his drug addiction for 23 years. The "" actor sought treatment in a detox facility on the East Coast and checked out last Friday, May 24 after staying for 10 days.

50 Cent Releases 'Financial Freedom' Music Video

February 09, 2013 05:44:28 GMT

G-Unit Records mogul has just released a song with an accompanying music video to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his debut album " ". In a super fast turnover, the rapper wrote it on Wednesday, February 6, shot the video the following day with music video director and frequent collaborator Eif Rivera, and premiered the three-and-a-half-minute clip on Thursday.

First Look: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams in Spy Thriller 'Most Wanted Man'

February 09, 2013 05:43:09 GMT

Anton Corbijn's new film "" has released its very first still during the 2013 Berlinale. The image, coming out online via The Hollywood Reporter, provides a first ever look at its leading actors and .