Fast Facts

  • Because union rules require a unique name, added Seymour, which was his grandfather's name, to his stage name.
  • While in high school, he played Radar in M*A*S*H and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, a role he eventually played on Broadway in 2012.
  • Between junior and senior years in high school, attended a Saratoga Springs (NY) drama camp, where he met and became friends with Bennett Miller and Dan Futterman, the director and screenwriter, respectively, for Capote (2005).
  • Breakthrough role was as film technician Scotty who carries a torch for porn star Dirk Diggler in 1997's Boogie Nights.
  • In 2000, starred in Sam Shepard's True West on Broadway, opposite John C. Reilly; the pair switched roles frequently during the production and solicited for a single Tony nomination to be shared between them (they were denied and nominated separately).
  • Was co-artistic director for Manhattan's LABrynith Theater Company, where he directed productions including In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings. During that run, met his partner, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.
  • After directing numerous theater productions, his feature-film directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating, was released in 2010.

Awards

  • 2003, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2012, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2007, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2003, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Talluhlah Hoffman — Daughter
  • Willa Hoffman — Daughter
  • Emily Barr — Sister
  • Jill DelVecchio — Sister
  • Cooper Alexander Hoffman — Son
  • Marilyn Hoffman O'Connor — Mother
  • Gordon S. Hoffman — Father
  • Mimi O'Donnell — Significant Other
  • Gordy Hoffman — Brother

College

  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (BFA in Drama, 1989)

Details

  • Birth Name: Philip Hoffman
  • Birth Place: Fairport, New York, United States
  • Birthday: July 23, 1967, Cancer
  • Died: February 2, 2014
  • Profession: Actor
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