Born on July 23, 1967
From Fairport, New York
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||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|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|