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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Ok, so he might not be the hunkiest hunk in hunksville, but damn, is this man talented! And I quote shamelessly from Wikipedia: “Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an American actor and director. Hoffman began acting in television in 1991, and the following year started to appear in films. He gradually gained recognition for his supporting work in a series of notable films, including Scent of a Woman (1992), Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), 25th Hour (2002), and Cold Mountain (2003). In 2005, Hoffman played the title role in the biographical film Capote (2005), for which he won multiple acting awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another two Academy Award nominations for his supporting work in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) and Doubt (2008). Other critically acclaimed films in recent years have included Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007) and The Savages (2007). In 2010, Hoffman made his feature film directorial debut with Jack Goes Boating.”

Hoffman is also an accomplished theater actor and director, and has directed and performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions. He has been nominated for two Tony Awards, one for Best Leading Actor in True West (2000) and one for Best Featured Actor in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2003), both on Broadway. He also had the voice of Max Jerry Horovitz in the aforementioned Mary and Max (2009), one of the most beautiful animated films ever!

He is truly an accomplished and talented actor well worth checking out if you’re not already familiar with him.

Love, Elin

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