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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $4,266,159,644 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #129)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Plutarch Heavensbee (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Plutarch Heavensbee (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Plutarch Heavensbee (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2), Dusty (Twister), Owen Davian (Mission: Impossible III)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jack Goes Boating (Executive Producer), Jack Goes Boating (Director), God’s Pocket (Producer)
Born: July 23rd, 1967
Died: February 2nd, 2014

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting18$2,057,926,375$2,208,233,269$4,266,159,644
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$541,992$0$541,992

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Hunger Games: Complete Collection

March 28th, 2016

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games franchise has come to a close. The four films earned a combined $1.45 billion domestically and $2.90 billion worldwide. The final two chapters of the film franchise didn't live up to the first two in terms of quality and box office numbers. Did it collapse so much in quality that the franchise isn't worth owning? If not, is it worth picking up, even with the double-dips? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 4th, 2014

November 5th, 2014

Christmas shopping season is definitely here. This week there is a flood of Christmas releases, as well as full-series TV on DVD Megasets. On the other hand, there isn't a flood of contenders for Pick of the Week. The biggest release of the week is Maleficent and I really liked the movie more than the average critic, but I don't think the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is Pick of the Week material. A Most Wanted Man is a better movie, but the DVD or Blu-ray release is weak. The same is true of Land Ho! on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The One I Love on DVD or Blu-ray. I haven't seen White Collar: Season 5 yet, but given the previous seasons, the DVD is Pick of the Week contender. I'm going with that selection and hopefully when the DVD arrives I won't regret that decision. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Most Wanted Man

November 4th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man is famous for a really negative reason. It is one of the last films starring Philip Seymour Hoffman released after his untimely death. It earned incredible reviews and did really well at the box office for a limited release, but it wasn't able to break into truly wide releases. Is the movie as good as its reviews? Or were critics quick to praise the film for its significance in Philip Seymour Hoffman's life? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 9th, 2014

September 9th, 2014

The Christmas shopping season has begun in full force. Even if Captain America: The Winter Soldier were the only new release this week, it would be a great release, as the Combo Packs are clearly pick of the week contenders. It's not the only Pick of the Week contender. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 is also a prime contender, although I'm still waiting for the screener for that release. At the moment, I'm giving the win to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but when I get a chance to review the screener, that might change. More...

Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man poster

There are not a lot of great limited releases on this week's list. There are a few films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, there are just as many films on this list that have no reviews. The best film is arguably A Most Wanted Man, but its high theater count might hurt its changes on the per theater chart. Happy Christmas is earning better than average buzz, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its theatrical numbers are less important. Also... Christmas in July? More...

Limited Releases: What's Cooking?

May 9th, 2014

Chef poster

There are a number of limited releases coming out this week that are earning strong buzz and good reviews. Some of the films that have reviews that are strong enough to suggest box office success are Palo Alto and The Double, as well as two documentaries, Fed Up and Llyn Foulkes One Man Band. However, the film with the best combination of buzz and reviews is Chef. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

March 7th, 2014

The Hunger Games came out in 2012 with high expectations. Many thought it was going to be a good movie and do very well, especially for a spring time release. Instead, it broke records, including best mid-night screening for a non-sequel, biggest March weekend, biggest weekend for a non-sequel, etc. And thanks to its high quality, it had better than expected legs. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out last fall and earned even more money at the box office. Is it as good as its predecessor? Or can it be even better? More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Supporting Actor. This category is more competitive than Best Supporting Actress, but even so, it is mostly a two horse race. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Late Quartet

February 14th, 2013

A Late Quartet opened last November and it earned good reviews, but not great reviews. It also did well in limited release, but never expanding significantly. Is it worth checking out for those who missed out on the film in theaters? Are there enough extras to make it worth picking up? More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
11/20/2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Plutarch Heavensbee  $281,723,902 $368,799,525 $650,523,427
11/21/2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Plutarch Heavensbee  $337,135,885 $429,516,403 $766,652,288
7/25/2014 A Most Wanted Man Gunter Bachmann  $17,237,855 $18,831,035 $36,068,890
5/9/2014 God’s Pocket Mickey Scarpato  $166,457 $0 $166,457
11/22/2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Plutarch Heavensbee  $424,668,047 $440,200,000 $864,868,047
11/2/2012 A Late Quartet Robert Gelbart  $1,561,577 $6,477,215 $8,038,792
9/14/2012 The Master Lancaster Dodd  $16,247,159 $42,544,852 $58,792,011
10/7/2011 The Ides of March Paul Zara  $40,962,534 $36,773,391 $77,735,925
9/23/2011 Moneyball Art Howe  $75,605,492 $35,695,343 $111,300,835
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating Jack  $541,992 $0 $541,992
11/13/2009 The Boat That Rocked The Count  $8,017,467 $29,455,184 $37,472,651
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying Jim the Bartender  $18,451,251 $14,228,013 $32,679,264
12/12/2008 Doubt Father Flynn  $33,446,470 $19,744,631 $53,191,101
10/24/2008 Synecdoche, New York Caden Cotard  $3,083,538 $1,300,000 $4,383,538
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War Gust Avrakotos  $66,661,095 $52,851,676 $119,512,771
11/28/2007 The Savages Jon Savage  $6,623,082 $4,018,941 $10,642,023
10/26/2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Andy  $7,085,511 $17,823,577 $24,909,088
6/28/2006 Strangers with Candy Henry, Board Of Education  $2,072,645 $5,199 $2,077,844
5/5/2006 Mission: Impossible III Owen Davian  $133,501,348 $264,000,000 $397,501,348
9/30/2005 Capote Truman Capote  $28,750,530 $21,173,549 $49,924,079
1/16/2004 Along Came Polly Sandy  $88,073,507 $84,970,903 $173,044,410
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain Rev. Veasey  $95,632,614 $69,541,295 $165,173,909
10/24/2003 The Party's Over Himself  $0 $0 $0
5/2/2003 Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny  $1,011,054 $0 $1,011,054
12/30/2002 Love Lisa Wilson Joel  $213,137 $0 $213,137
12/19/2002 25th Hour Jakob Elinsky  $13,084,595 $12,259,895 $25,344,490
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love Dean Trumbell  $17,791,031 $6,800,000 $24,591,031
10/4/2002 Red Dragon Freddy Lounds  $92,955,420 $113,500,000 $206,455,420
12/22/2000 State and Main Joseph Turner White  $6,920,692 $2,261,808 $9,182,500
9/15/2000 Almost Famous Lester Bangs  $32,522,352 $14,848,839 $47,371,191
12/24/1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Freddie Miles  $81,292,135 $47,500,000 $128,792,135
12/17/1999 Magnolia Phil Parma  $22,450,975 $25,995,827 $48,446,802
11/24/1999 Flawless Rusty  $4,485,485 $0 $4,485,485
12/25/1998 Patch Adams Mitch  $135,014,968 $67,158,032 $202,173,000
10/16/1998 Happiness Allen  $2,746,453 $3,000,000 $5,746,453
8/21/1998 Next Stop, Wonderland Sean  $3,395,581 $70,122 $3,465,703
3/6/1998 The Big Lebowski Brandt  $17,498,804 $28,690,764 $46,189,568
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights Scotty  $26,410,771 $16,700,954 $43,111,725
2/28/1997 Hard Eight Young Craps Player  $142,356 $0 $142,356
5/10/1996 Twister Dusty  $241,688,385 $254,011,615 $495,700,000
12/23/1994 Nobody's Fool Officer Raymer  $39,453,238 $0 $39,453,238
4/29/1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Gary  $50,021,959 $0 $50,021,959
2/11/1994 The Getaway Frank Hansen  $15,545,115 $0 $15,545,115
9/10/1993 Money for Nothing Cochran  $1,044,824 $0 $1,044,824
8/6/1993 My Boyfriend's Back Chuck Bronski  $3,218,882 $0 $3,218,882
12/23/1992 Scent of a Woman George Willis, Jr  $63,895,607 $0 $63,895,607
12/18/1992 Leap of Faith Matt  $22,293,343 $0 $22,293,343
Movies: 47Totals:$2,582,347,120$2,550,748,588$5,133,095,708
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5/9/2014 God’s Pocket Producer $166,457 $0 $166,457
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating Executive Producer,
$541,992 $0 $541,992
Movies: 2Totals:$708,449$0$708,449