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The Master (2012)

Philip Hoffman as "Lancaster Dodd"

Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is a troubled, boozy drifter struggling with the trauma of World War II and whatever inner demons ruled his life before that. On a fateful night in 1950, Freddie boards a passing boat and meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a religious movement called the Cause. Freddie tries hard to adhere to Dodd's weird teachings and forms a close bond with his mentor, even as other members of Dodd's inner circle see him as a threat.

Academy Award (2012) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Nominated Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

The Ides of March (2011)

Philip Hoffman as "Paul Zara"

As Ohio's Democratic primary nears, charming Gov. Mike Morris (George Clooney) seems a shoo-in for the nomination over his opponent, Sen. Pullman (Michael Mantell). Morris' idealistic press secretary, Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), believes in his candidate's integrity and the democratic process. But Meyers' meeting with Pullman's campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) and a dalliance with a young intern (Evan Rachel Wood) set in motion events that threaten Morris' election chances.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Nominated Supporting Actor

Doubt (2008)

Philip Hoffman as "Father Flynn"

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' (Meryl Streep) St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence.

Academy Award (2008) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Nominated Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Philip Hoffman as "Gust Avrakotos"

In the 1980s U.S.Rep. Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), Texas socialite Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman) form an unlikely alliance to boost funding for Afghan freedom fighters in their war against invading Soviets. The trio's successful efforts to finance these covert operations contributes to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

Academy Award (2007) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007) Nominated Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Savages (2007)

Philip Hoffman as "Jon Savage"

Wendy Savage (Laura Linney), a struggling playwright, has little to do with her brother, Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a college professor and author. However, the siblings must find a way to work together when their father, Lenny (Philip Bosco), slides into senility and must be placed in a nursing home.

Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Capote (2005)

Philip Hoffman as "Truman Capote"

Reading of the murder of a Kansas family, New York City novelist Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) decides to cover the story himself, and travels to the small town with his childhood friend, aspiring novelist Harper Lee (Catherine Keener). When Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.) and Dick Hickock (Mark Pellegrino) are arrested and charged, Capote forms an emotional bond with Smith during his jailhouse interviews despite the young criminal's apparent guilt.

Academy Award (2005) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2005) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Almost Famous (2000)

Philip Hoffman as "Lester Bangs"

Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Magnolia (1999)

Philip Hoffman as "Phil Parma"

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Flawless (1999)

Philip Hoffman as "Rusty Zimmerman"

A former security guard, Walt Koontz (Robert De Niro), experiences a severe stroke, and must begin physical therapy after leaving the hospital. Part of Walt's recovery program includes regaining his speech by taking singing lessons, and he gets paired with Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a vocal instructor and neighbor. Walt, however, is extremely homophobic, and Rusty is flamboyantly gay and awaiting gender reassignment surgery, so the two don't have an easy start to their relationship.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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