- NAME: Philip Seymour Hoffman
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Director
- BIRTH DATE: July 23, 1967
- DEATH DATE: February 02, 2014
- EDUCATION: New York State Summer School of the Arts, New York University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Rochester, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor and director known for films such as Capote and Doubt.
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Following Capote, Hoffman received Academy Award nominations for supporting roles in Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and Doubt (2008). In Doubt, Hoffman starred opposite Meryl Streep as a priest who may or may not have had an inappropriate relationship with a young male student at a Catholic school.
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 the dysfunctional family drama. Hoffman earned raves for his work, including a Tony Award nomination. That same year, he starred in The Master, playing a leader of a quasi-religious organization.
Hoffman later landed a part in the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire (2013), as games designer Plutarch Heavensbee, co-starring with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
In his personal life, Philip Seymour Hoffman struggled with drug and alchohol addiction. In 2013, he checked into a drug rehabilitation program for 10 days. Hoffman was found dead on February 2, 2014, at an apartment that he was renting as an office in New York City's Greenwich Village. The 46-year-old actor was found dead by a worried friend, according to police.
Weeks after his death, it was revealed that Hoffman died of an acute mixed drug intoxication, which included heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and amphetamine, in what was considered an accident according to the New York medical examiner's office. He was survived by longtime partner, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, with whom he had three children—son Cooper and daughters Tallulah and Willa.
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