Hoffman’s most memorable roles

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    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "The Master"

    Hoffman was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as Lancaster Dodd, a character partially inspired by L. Ron Hubbard.

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

    The actor may have introduced himself to a new generation of viewers with his portrayal of Plutarch Heavensbee in the "Hunger Games" films.

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "Capote"

    His performance as author Truman Capote won him an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2006.

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "Punch Drunk Love"

    He played a mattress salesman opposite Adam Sandler in 2002's "Punch Drunk Love."

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "Synecdoche, New York"

    Hoffman starred as theater director Caden Cotard in the acclaimed Charlie Kaufman film.

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "Happiness"

    In Todd Solondz's "Happiness," Hoffman plays Allen, a man who places obscene phone calls to his neighbor, an author.

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "Scent Of A Woman"

    Hoffman credited his role in the 1992 film with launching his career: “Other people disagree with me, but 'Scent of a Woman' really was my breakthrough. I was working in the prepared foods section of a deli when I was cast in that movie, and I’ve never had a non-acting job since.”

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "Boogie Nights"

    In the 1997 film, Hoffman played boom operator Scotty J., who has a crush on porn star Dirk Diggler.

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "Magnolia"

    Hoffman plays nurse Phil Parma in Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 film.

    Hoffman's most memorable roles

    "Almost Famous"

    Hoffman charmed audiences with his 2000 turn as rock critic Lester Bangs.

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