Philip Seymour Hoffman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


11th June 2014

Fact: Tragic actor Philip Seymour Hoffman will be posthumously honoured at the 60th annual Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, Italy with a screening of his 2008 film, Synecdoche, New York. The event will also feature a special tribute to former Italian star Claudia Cardinale. The festivities kick off on Saturday (14Jun14).


14th May 2014

Quote: "I didn't return my mother's calls for four days straight because I was crying the whole time." Actress Christina Hendricks was devastated when she heard about the death of her God's Pocket co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor died of an accidental drug overdose in February (14) .


30th March 2014

Fact: The New York apartment where Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a drug overdose has been rented just a day after it was put back on the market. The Oscar winner's two-bedroom, fourth-floor unit at Pickwick House in Manhattan's Greenwich Village was made available on Thursday (27Mar14) for $10,500 (£6,563) a month, but it was immediately snapped up and was listed as rented by Friday (28Mar14). The actor was found dead at the pad on 2 February (14).


24th March 2014

Quote: "We never worked together and I would have loved to. He was a great bloke. We got along so well. Like everybody else I was devastated when I heard of his passing. He was a good friend." Actor Russell Crowe pays tribute to his Hollywood pal Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died from a drug overdose last month (Feb14).


7th February 2014

Quote: ''I didn't know him on a personal level, but his work was just astounding. We've lost one of the greats, we really have.'' Leonardo Dicaprio mourns the loss of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.


7th February 2014

Fact: The funeral home where Philip Seymour Hoffman will be laid to rest on Friday (07Feb14) is the the same one his friend Heath Ledger's body was transferred to after his death in 2008.


15th January 2013

Fact: America Ferrera, Paul Rudd, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Rock and Sam Rockwell were among the famous faces who participated in a charades championship in New York City on Monday (14Jan13). The Hollywood stars took part in the silent guessing game to raise money for the Labyrinth Theater Company's acting programs.


18th September 2012

Fact: Acting great Philip Seymour Hoffman is stepping behind the camera for a second time to direct upcoming ghost story Ezekiel Moss. The star made his directorial debut with 2010 comedy drama Jack Goes Boating.


10th July 2012

Fact: Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially signed on to star in The Hunger Games sequel, [Catching Fire]. The veteran actor will join the all-star cast as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, alongside Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss Everdeen. Production on the project will begin this autumn (12).


30th May 2012

Fact: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Broadway revival of Death Of A Salesman has broken the $1 million (£625,000) box office barrier. The critically acclaimed Arthur Miller play, directed by Mike Nichols' and co-starring Andrew Garfield, achieved the rare feat by raking in just a little over a million in ticket sales last week (ends 27May12).


14th August 2011

Fact: Philip Seymour Hoffman and new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield will play father and son in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. The role will mark Garfield's New York stage debut. The show will open at the Ethel Barrymore Theater next spring (11) and Mike Nichols will reportedly direct.


21st September 2010

Fact: Actors Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman gambled for charity in New York on Sunday night (19Sep10) when they took part in the LAByrinth Theater Company's Poker LAB benefit. The Sopranos star Cara Buono also participated to raise money for the stage company.


14th September 2010

Quote: "I'm much more calm when I'm directing. I've been directing theatre since I was about 30... That is something that puts me at ease. When I'm acting a different guy shows up, it's more stressful." Philip Seymour Hoffman is more comfortable behind the camera.


30th October 2009

Fact: Hollywood stars Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Stiles are among the actors who have signed up to take part in a charity Celebrity Charades. The event, set for 7 December (09), will raise funds for New York's LAByrinth Theater Company.


2nd October 2009

Quote: "I sent him this email that said: 'Dear Philip, will you please appear in my new film? There is very little money involved as I spent the budget on testicular implants, but don't look upon them as my testicles, look at them as our testicles.' Apparently he liked the email and said yes." How Ricky Gervais convinced Philip Seymour Hoffman to appear in his movie THE INVENTION OF LYING.


13th January 2009

Quote: "I'm 41, and I'll go to the bathroom and glimpse myself in the mirror, and I'm like: 'What happened?'" Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has trouble recognising his ageing face.


20th November 2008

Fact: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Toni Collette's new clay-animation film MARY + MAX will open the 25th Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January (09). The film follows a pen-pal friendship between an Aussie girl and an obese middle-aged New Yorker. It will be director Adam Elliot's first trip back to Sundance since he screened his short film Harvie Crumpet there in 2004. The festival proved lucky for the animator as that film went on to win an Oscar.


4th March 2008

Quote: "During filming, I don't have fun: I suffer. To act is to climb the stairs to the top of a block of flats with a great weight on top of your head." CAPOTE star Philip Seymour Hoffman insists he deserves his paycheque.


24th February 2008

Quote: "One thing I'd like to get off my chest: I did f**k Javier Bardem and Philip Seymour Hoffman is the product of our union. I hope you understand I mean that metaphorically." Dustin Hoffman ended Saturday's (23Feb08) Film Independent Spirit Awards with a hilarious revelation, before urging his `son' to "take a bow".


6th February 2008

Quote: "You're literally grasping for the next thought and you know you're going to forget and it's just survival. You walk off and think, 'Oh, f**k me, what did I just do? Oh my God.'" Philip Seymour Hoffman is still haunted by his 2006 Best Actor Oscar win for his role in CAPOTE.


24th March 2006

Quote: "Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maggie Gyllenhaal are the sexiest actors onscreen today." Actress Sharon Stone would like to kiss both of them.


7th March 2006

Quote: "Hip-hop is a culture. We set trends. Before you know it, you are going to see people walking down the (red) carpet with a grill. That is what is next, Philip Seymour Hoffman with a diamond grill." Rapper Ludacris on the decorative dentistry that is the new must-have accessory.


6th March 2006

Quote: "I think I lost control of my bowels." Best Actor Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman upon hearing his name announced last night (05MAR06).


24th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I play the heavy in that, but I've decided I'm going to play him as Truman Capote and keep that going and ride it right out to the end of my career." Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman jokes about his next role as the bad guy in Tom Cruise's film, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3. </p>


23rd February 2006

Quote: <p>"He has a genuine enthusiasm for almost anything - for life. I sometimes see it and go, 'Wow, that's impressive.'" Oscar favourite Philip Seymour Hoffman is impressed with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 co-star Tom Cruise. </p>


20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"My girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell is here. I want to say I love her and she looks really hot tonight. Catherine Keener's here... and she looks hot." Philip Seymour Hoffman paid tribute to the two women in his life - including CAPOTE co-star Keener - upon receiving the Best Actor BAFTA. </p>


19th February 2006

Quote: <p>"My girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell is here. I want to say I love her and she looks really hot tonight. Catherine Keener's here... and she looks hot." Philip Seymour Hoffman paid tribute to the two women in his life - including CAPOTE co-star Keener - upon receiving the Best Actor BAFTA. </p>


7th February 2006

Fact: <p>Jack Black and SWINGERS star Jon Favreau both auditioned for Philip Seymour Hoffman's role as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. </p>


17th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I just got a regular therapist. For my mind." Golden Globe winner Philip Seymour Hoffman when asked whether he worked with a speech therapist to perfect Truman Capote's voice in CAPOTE. </p>


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