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Philip Seymour Hoffman

DOB: July 23, 1967

Background: Hoffman was born in New York and attended the Theater School at the New York State Summer School of the Arts in 1984. He attended the Circle in the Square Theatre after high school and earned a bachelor's degree in fine art from NYU.

Filmography: He made his on-screen debut in a 1991 episode of "Law & Order," after which he played a supporting role in "Scent of a Woman" (1992) as a classmate of Chris O'Donnell. He worked with director Paul Thomas Anderson in 1996's "Hard Eight" and would work with him again in three additional projects: "Boogie Nights" (1997), "Magnolia" (1999), and "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002). He also had major roles in "Twister," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," and "Almost Famous." He appeared in "The 25th Hour" for director Spike Lee before playing Truman Capote in the 2005 biopic "Capote," which won him an Oscar. He earned two more nominations for "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Doubt" and also appeared in "Synecdoche, New York," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," and "The Invention of Lying," and he directed and starred in the 2010 film "Jack Goes Boating." He also starred in "The Ides of March," "Moneyball," and "The Master."
 

Academy Awards: Win - Best Actor ("Capote," 2005)

Best Supporting Actor Nominations
"The Master" (2012); lost to Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained")
"Doubt" (2008); lost to Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight")
"Charlie Wilson's War" (2007); lost to Javier Bardem ("No Country for Old Men")

Emmy Awards:

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor Nomination
"Empire Falls" (2005); lost to Paul Newman ("Empire Falls")

Tony Awards:

Best Actor in a Play Nominations
"Death of a Salesman" (2012); lost to James Corden ("One Man, Two Guvnors")
"True West" (2000); lost to Stephen Dillane ("The Real Thing")

Best Featured Actor in a Play Nomination:
"Long Day's Journey Into Night" (2003); lost to Denis O'Hare ("Take Me Out")

Golden Globes: Win - Best Film Drama Actor ("Capote," 2006)

Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor Nomination
"The Savages" (2008); lost to Johnny Depp ("Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street")

Best Film Supporting Actor Nominations
"The Master" (2013); lost to Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained," 2013)
"Doubt" (2009); lost to Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight")
"Charlie Wilson's War" (2008); lost to Javier Bardem ("No Country for Old Men")

SAG Awards: Win - Best Film Actor ("Capote," 2006)

Best Film Ensemble Nominations
"Doubt" (2009); lost to "Slumdog Millionaire"
"Capote" (2006); lost to "Crash"
"Almost Famous" (2001); lost to "Traffic"
"Magnolia" (2000); lost to "American Beauty"
"Boogie Nights" (1998); lost to "The Full Monty"

Best Film Actor Nomination
"Flawless" (2000); lost to Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty")

Best Film Supporting Actor Nominations
"The Master" (2013); lost to Tommy Lee Jones ("Lincoln")
"Doubt" (2009); lost to Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight")

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