Philip Seymour Hoffman was an acclaimed ac tor and filmmaker from the United States. He was born in 1967. He had also been actively involved in theatre as well. He is acclaimed for his notable character and supporting roles. His roles typically included characters like misfits, bullies and lowlifes. He was actively involved in acting till his death. He is famous for his notable performances in numerous feature films. In his childhood days, Hoffman was passionate towards sports, especially baseball and wrestling. His passion inclined towards acting when he was only 12, after he watched a stage show All My Sons by Arthur Miller.
He was so much passionate about acting that he attended the acting school, New York State Summer School of the Arts when he was only 17 years old. He wished to study drama and acting even in his degree courses and finally enrolled in his alma mater Tisch School of the Arts affiliated under New York University. While continuing his degree course he founded an acting troupe named Bullstoi Ensemble.
Hoffman initially worked on Broadway post his graduation in 1989. The break in his career came when he got a chance to act in Law and Order, 1991. His first feature film was an independent one named Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole. His acting prowess even gained him an Academy Award for Capote. Sadly, he was a victim of substance and alcohol abuse. This habit of him took away his life in an overdose in 2014.