Philip Seymour Hoffman

1967 - 2014

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Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles—typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits—he acted in many films, including leading roles, from the early 1990s until his death in 2014. Born and raised in Fairport, New York, Hoffman was drawn to theater in his youth after attending a stage production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons at age 12. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Seymour Hoffman has received more than 16,272,165 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Philip Seymour Hoffman is the 656th most popular actor (down from 642nd in 2019), the 1,186th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,305th in 2019) and the 327th most popular American Actor.

Philip Seymour Hoffman is most famous for his role as Truman Capote in the 2005 film Capote.

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  • 86

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  • 4.93

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Among actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman ranks 656 out of 10,030Before him are Cornel Wilde, Horst Buchholz, Lila Kedrova, Hardy Krüger, Shia LaBeouf, and Donna Reed. After him are Marlène Jobert, Jim Belushi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pedro Armendáriz, Eric Roberts, and Bette Midler.

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Among people born in 1967, Philip Seymour Hoffman ranks 15Before him are David Guetta, Kane, Sung Jae-gi, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Pamela Anderson, and Mark Rutte. After him are Benicio del Toro, Carla Bruni, Matt LeBlanc, Boris Becker, Mike Portnoy, and Mark Ruffalo. Among people deceased in 2014, Philip Seymour Hoffman ranks 53Before him are Maurice Duverger, P. D. James, Rubin Carter, Hans Hollein, Gyula Grosics, and Udo Jürgens. After him are Dobrica Ćosić, James Garner, Ernesto Laclau, Veljko Kadijević, Stephanie Kwolek, and Mike Nichols.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Seymour Hoffman ranks 1,186 out of 15,968Before him are Phil Spector (1939), Donna Reed (1921), George Jung (1942), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), and Richard Donner (1930). After him are Mario Lanza (1921), Edith Wharton (1862), J. Allen Hynek (1910), Jim Belushi (1954), Jerome Karle (1918), and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Philip Seymour Hoffman ranks 327Before him are Barbara Bach (1947), Linda Hunt (1945), Mr. T (1952), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Shia LaBeouf (1986), and Donna Reed (1921). After him are Jim Belushi (1954), Eric Roberts (1956), Bette Midler (1945), Brooke Shields (1965), River Phoenix (1970), and Carl Reiner (1922).

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