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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has gained recognition for his work in a series of successful films including Capote and Doubt.
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He showed himself more than capable of matching wits with Meryl Streep who played the school's head nun.
In 2012, Hoffman again proved himself as a lead actor. He starred in a revival of Death of a Salesman as Willy Loman, the patriarch in this dysfunctional family drama. Willy Loman is one of most famous stage roles in theatrical history, and Hoffman earned raves for his work, including a Tony Award nomination. That same year,
Hoffman starred in The Master, playing a leader of a quasi-religious organization.
As for future projects, Hoffman has landed a part in the next Hunger Games film. He will play games designer Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The movie is set for a 2013 release.
Hoffman and his longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell have three children together—son Cooper and daughters Tallulah and Willa. They live in New York City.
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