Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Life and Work

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About the Book

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967–2014) was an American film, television and stage actor, film producer, and film and stage director, best known for his memorable supporting roles in independent films. Considered one of the best actors of his generation, he died of a drug overdose at age 46 after years of sobriety. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his titular role in Capote (2005), and Best Supporting nominations for Doubt (2008) and The Master (2012). This biography covers his life and career and provides an appendix listing his film, television and stage appearances.

About the Author(s)

Peter Shelley is a playwright, screenwriter and author of several books on film. He lives in Umina Beach, Australia.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Shelley
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: 25 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6243-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2572-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface 1

 1. The Beginning 5

 2. Boogie Nights 23

 3. True West 43

 4. Love Liza 53

 5. A Son, Capote 71

 6. Oscar 87

 7. Synecdoche, New York and Doubt 102

 8. Mary and Max, Jack Goes Boating 117

 9. A Late Quartet, The Master 134

10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, A Most Wanted Man 151

11. The End 167

Appendix: Appearances on Film, Television and in Theater 185

Bibliography 191

Index 217