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Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman acted in many films from the early 1990s until his death in 2014. Drawn to theater as a teenager, Hoffman studied acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He began his screen career in a 1991 episode of Law & Order and started to appear in films in 1992. He gained recognition for his supporting work, notably in Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), Patch Adams (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Punch-Drunk Love
Punch-Drunk Love
(2002), and Along Came Polly
Along Came Polly
(2004). He began to occasionally play leading roles, and for his portrayal of the author Truman Capote
Truman Capote
in Capote (2005), won multiple accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. Hoffman's profile continued to grow, and he received three more Oscar nominations for his supporting work as a brutally frank CIA
CIA
officer in Charlie Wilson's War (2007), a priest accused of pedophilia in Doubt (2008), and the charismatic leader of a Scientology-type movement in The Master (2012). While he mainly worked in independent films, including The Savages (2007) and Synecdoche, New York
Synecdoche, New York
(2008), Hoffman also appeared in Hollywood
Hollywood
blockbusters, such as Twister (1996) and Mission: Impossible III (2006), and in one of his final roles, as Plutarch Heavensbee in the Hunger Games series (2013–15). The feature Jack Goes Boating (2010) marked his debut as a filmmaker. Hoffman was also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the off-Broadway LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, where he directed, produced, and appeared in numerous stage productions. His performances in three Broadway plays – True West in 2000, Long Day's Journey into Night in 2003, and Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
in 2012 – all led to Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations. Hoffman struggled with drug addiction as a young adult, and relapsed in 2013 after many years of abstinence. In February 2014, he died of an overdose. Remembered for his fearlessness in playing reprehensible characters, and for bringing depth and humanity to such roles, Hoffman was described in his New York Times obituary as "perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation".[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early career (1991–95) 2.2 A rising actor (1996–99) 2.3 Theatrical success and leading roles (2000–04) 2.4 Critical acclaim (2005–09) 2.5 Final years (2010–14)

3 Personal life 4 Death and legacy 5 Reception and acting style

5.1 Work ethic

6 Filmography and awards 7 References

7.1 Notes 7.2 Citations 7.3 Bibliography

8 External links

Early life[edit] Hoffman was born on July 23, 1967, in the Rochester suburb of Fairport, New York.[1] His mother, Marilyn O'Connor (née Loucks), came from nearby Waterloo and worked as an elementary school teacher[2] before becoming a lawyer and eventually a family court judge.[1][3] His father, Gordon Stowell Hoffman, was a native of Geneva, New York, and worked for the Xerox Corporation. Along with one brother, Gordy, Hoffman had two sisters, Jill and Emily.[2]

The village of Fairport, New York, Hoffman's hometown

Hoffman was baptized a Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
and attended Mass as a child, but did not have a heavily religious upbringing.[4] His parents divorced when he was nine, leaving the children to be raised primarily by their mother.[3] Hoffman's childhood passion was sports, particularly wrestling and baseball,[3] but at age 12, he saw a stage production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons
All My Sons
and was transfixed. He recalled in 2008, "I was changed – permanently changed – by that experience. It was like a miracle to me".[5] Hoffman developed a love for the theater, and proceeded to attend regularly with his mother, who was a lifelong enthusiast.[6] He remembered that productions of Quilters and Alms for the Middle Class, the latter starring a teenaged Robert Downey, Jr., were also particularly inspirational.[7] At the age of 14, Hoffman suffered a neck injury that ended his sporting activity, and he began to consider acting.[5][8] Encouraged by his mother, he joined a drama club, and initially committed to it because he was attracted to a female member.[3][5] Acting gradually became a passion for Hoffman: "I loved the camaraderie of it, the people, and that's when I decided it was what I wanted to do."[8] At the age of 17, he was selected to attend the 1984 New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs, where he met his future collaborators Bennett Miller
Bennett Miller
and Dan Futterman.[9] Miller later commented on Hoffman's popularity at the time: "We were attracted to the fact that he was genuinely serious about what he was doing. Even then, he was passionate."[5] Hoffman applied for several drama degree programs and was accepted to New York University's (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts.[5] Between starting on the program and graduating from Fairport High School, he continued his training at the Circle in the Square Theatre's summer program.[1] Hoffman had positive memories of his time at NYU, where he supported himself by working as an usher. With friends, he co-founded the Bullstoi Ensemble acting troupe.[8] He received a drama degree in 1989.[3] Career[edit] Early career (1991–95)[edit] After graduating, Hoffman worked in off-Broadway theater and made additional money with customer service jobs.[7][8] He made his screen debut in 1991, in a Law & Order episode called "The Violence of Summer", playing a man accused of rape.[10] His first cinema role came the following year, when he was credited as "Phil Hoffman" in the independent film Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole. After this, he adopted his grandfather's name, Seymour, to avoid confusion with another actor.[11] More film roles promptly followed, with appearances in the studio production My New Gun, and a small role in the comedy Leap of Faith, starring Steve Martin.[12][13] Following these roles, he gained attention playing a spoiled student in the Oscar-winning Al Pacino film Scent of a Woman (1992). Hoffman auditioned five times for his role, which The Guardian
The Guardian
journalist Ryan Gilbey says gave him an early opportunity "to indulge his skill for making unctuousness compelling".[14] The film earned US$134 million worldwide[15] and was the first to get Hoffman noticed.[16] Reflecting on Scent of a Woman, Hoffman later said "If I hadn't gotten into that film, I wouldn't be where I am today."[10] At this time, he abandoned his job in a delicatessen to become a professional actor.[11][17] Hoffman continued playing small roles throughout the early 1990s. After appearing in Joey Breaker and the critically panned teen zombie picture My Boyfriend's Back,[18] he had a more notable role playing John Cusack's wealthy friend in the crime comedy Money for Nothing.[19] In 1994, he portrayed an inexperienced mobster in the crime thriller The Getaway, starring Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
and Kim Basinger,[20] and appeared with Andy García
Andy García
and Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
in the romantic drama When a Man Loves a Woman. He then played an uptight police deputy who gets punched by Paul Newman – one of Hoffman's acting idols – in the drama Nobody's Fool.[10][21] Still considering stage work to be fundamental to his career,[16][22] Hoffman joined the LAByrinth Theater Company of New York City
New York City
in 1995.[19] This association lasted the remainder of his life; along with appearing in multiple productions, he later became co-artistic director of the theater company with John Ortiz, and directed various plays over the years.[22] Hoffman's only film appearance of 1995 was in the 22-minute short comedy The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, which satirized the film industry in an Elizabethan setting. He played the characters of Bernardo, Horatio, and Laertes alongside Austin Pendleton's Hamlet.[23] A rising actor (1996–99)[edit] Between April and May 1996, Hoffman appeared at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in a Mark Wing-Davey
Mark Wing-Davey
production of Caryl Churchill's The Skriker.[24] Following this, based on his work in Scent of a Woman, he was cast by writer–director Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
to appear in his debut feature Hard Eight (1996).[14] Hoffman had only a brief role in the crime thriller, playing a cocksure young craps player, but it began the most important collaboration of his career.[14][a] Before cementing his creative partnership with Anderson, Hoffman appeared in one of the year's biggest blockbusters,[25] Twister, playing a grubby, hyperactive storm chaser alongside Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
and Bill Paxton. According to a People survey of Twitter
Twitter
and Facebook
Facebook
users, Twister is the film with which Hoffman is most popularly associated.[26] He then reunited with Anderson for the director's second feature, Boogie Nights, about the Golden Age of Pornography. The ensemble-piece starred Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, and Burt Reynolds; Hoffman played a boom operator, described by David Fear of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
as a "complete, unabashed loser",[19] who attempts to seduce Wahlberg's character. Warmly received by critics, the film grew into a cult classic,[10][27] and it has been cited as the role in which Hoffman first showed his full ability. Fear commended the "naked emotional neediness" of the performance, adding that it made for compulsive viewing.[19][28] Hoffman later expressed his appreciation for Anderson when he called the director "incomparable".[29]

That wasn't easy. It's hard to sit in your boxers and jerk off in front of people for three hours. I was pretty heavy, and I was afraid that people would laugh at me. Todd said they might laugh, but they won't laugh at you. He saw what we were working for, which was the pathos of the moment. Sometimes, acting is a really private thing that you do for the world.

– Hoffman on his role in Happiness (1998)[5]

Continuing with this momentum, Hoffman appeared in five films in 1998. He had supporting roles in the crime thriller Montana and the romantic comedy Next Stop Wonderland, both of which were commercial failures,[30][31] before working with the Coen brothers in their dark comedy The Big Lebowski. Hoffman had long been a fan of the directors, and relished the experience of working with them.[32] Appearing alongside Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
and John Goodman, Hoffman played Brandt, the smug personal assistant of the titular character. Although it was only a small role, he claimed it was one for which he was most recognized, in a film that has achieved cult status and a large fan base.[32] Between March and April 1998, Hoffman made 30 appearances on stage at the New York Theatre Workshop
New York Theatre Workshop
in a production of Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking, portraying an ex-heroin addict.[33] Hoffman took an unflattering role in Todd Solondz's Happiness (1998),[34] a misanthropic comedy about the lives of three sisters and those around them. He played Allen, a strange loner who makes crude phone calls to women; the character furiously masturbates during one conversation, producing what film scholar Jerry Mosher calls an "embarrassingly raw performance".[34] Jake Coyle of the Associated Press rated Allen as one of the creepiest characters in American cinema,[35] but critic Xan Brooks highlighted the pathos that Hoffman brought to the role.[36] Happiness was controversial but widely praised,[37] and Hoffman's role has been cited by critics as one of his best.[35][38] His final 1998 release was more mainstream, as he appeared as a medical graduate in the Robin Williams
Robin Williams
comedy Patch Adams. The film was critically panned, but one of the highest-grossing of Hoffman's career.[39][40] In 1999, Hoffman starred opposite Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
as drag queen Rusty Zimmerman in Joel Schumacher's drama Flawless. Hoffman considered De Niro the most imposing actor with whom he had appeared, and felt that working with the veteran performer profoundly improved his own acting.[7] Hoffman's ability to avoid clichés in playing such a delicate role was noted by critics,[19][41] and Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
said it confirmed him as "one of the best new character actors".[42] He was rewarded with his first Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
nomination.[43] Hoffman then reunited with Paul Thomas Anderson, where he was given an atypically virtuous role in the ensemble drama Magnolia.[14] The film, set over one day in Los Angeles, features Hoffman as a nurse who cares for Jason Robards' character. The performance was approved of by the medical industry,[44] and Jessica Winter of the Village Voice considered it Hoffman's most indelible work, likening him to a guardian angel in his caring for the dying father.[44] Magnolia has been included in lists of the greatest films of all time,[45][46] and it was a personal favorite of Hoffman's.[29] One of the most critically and commercially successful films of Hoffman's career was The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999),[40][47] which he considered "as edgy as you can get for a Hollywood
Hollywood
movie".[48] He played a "preppy bully" who taunts Matt Damon's Ripley in the thriller, a character which Jeff Simon of The Buffalo News called "the truest upper class twit in all of American movies".[7] Hoffman's performance caught the attention of Meryl Streep – another of his cinematic idols – with his performance: "I sat up straight in my seat and said, 'Who is that?' I thought to myself: My God, this actor is fearless. He's done what we all strive for – he's given this awful character the respect he deserves, and he's made him fascinating."[16] In recognition of his work in Magnolia and The Talented Mr. Ripley, Hoffman was named the year's Best Supporting Actor by the National Board of Review.[49] Theatrical success and leading roles (2000–04)[edit]

Hoffman at Cannes in 2002 promoting Punch-Drunk Love

Following a string of roles in successful films in the late 1990s, Hoffman had established a reputation as a top supporting player who could be relied on to make an impression with each performance.[50] His film appearances were likened by David Kamp of GQ to "discovering a prize in a box of cereal, receiving a bonus, or bumping unexpectedly into an old friend".[16] According to Jerry Mosher, as the year 2000 began, "it seemed Hoffman was everywhere, poised on the cusp of stardom".[51] Hoffman had begun to be recognized as a theater actor in 1999, when he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor for the off-Broadway play The Author's Voice.[52][53] This success continued with the 2000 Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's True West, where Hoffman alternated roles nightly with co-star John C. Reilly,[b] making 154 appearances between March and July 2000.[54][34] Ben Brantley of The New York Times
The New York Times
felt that it was the best stage performance of Hoffman's career, calling him "brilliant",[55] and the actor earned a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for Best Actor in a Play.[52] The following year, Hoffman appeared with Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, and John Goodman
John Goodman
in a Delacorte Theater
Delacorte Theater
production of Chekhov's The Seagull – although Brantley felt that this performance was less fully realized.[56] As a stage director, Hoffman received two Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Director of a Play: one for Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train in 2001, and another for Our Lady of 121st Street in 2003.[57] In a 2008 interview, Hoffman opined that "switching hats" between acting and directing helped him improve in both roles.[58] David Mamet's comedy State and Main, about the difficulties of shooting a film in rural New England, was Hoffman's first film role of 2000 and had a limited release.[59] He had a more prominent supporting role that year in Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe's popular coming-of-age film set around the 1970s music industry.[35] Hoffman portrayed the enthusiastic rock critic Lester Bangs, a task by which he felt burdened,[60] but he managed to convey the real figure's mannerisms and sharp wit after watching him in a BBC
BBC
interview.[61] The following year, Hoffman featured as the narrator and interviewer in The Party's Over, a documentary about the 2000 U.S. elections. He assumed the position of a "politically informed and alienated Generation-Xer" who seeks to be educated in U.S. politics, but ultimately reveals the extent of public dissatisfaction in this area.[62] In 2002, Hoffman was given his first leading role (despite joking at the time "Even if I was hired into a leading-man part, I'd probably turn it into the non-leading-man part")[63] in Todd Louiso's tragicomedy Love Liza
Love Liza
(2002). His brother Gordy wrote the script, which Hoffman had seen at their mother's house five years earlier, about a widower who starts sniffing gasoline to cope with his wife's suicide. He considered it the finest piece of writing he had ever read, "incredibly humble in its exploration of grief",[11] but critics were less enthusiastic about the production. A review for the BBC wrote that Hoffman had finally been given a part that showed "what he's truly capable of",[64] but few witnessed this as the film had a limited release and earned only US$210,000.[65]

Director Paul Thomas Anderson, who cast Hoffman in five of his first six films

Later in 2002, Hoffman starred opposite Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
and Emily Watson in Anderson's critically acclaimed fourth picture, the surrealist romantic comedy-drama Punch-Drunk Love
Punch-Drunk Love
(2002), where he played an illegal phone-sex "supervisor".[66] Drew Hunt of the Chicago
Chicago
Reader saw the performance as a fine example of Hoffman's "knack for turning small roles into seminal performances", and praised the actor's comedic ability.[67] In a very different film, Hoffman was next seen with Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
in the high-budget thriller Red Dragon, a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs, portraying the meddlesome tabloid journalist Freddy Lounds.[68] His fourth appearance of 2002 came in Spike Lee's drama 25th Hour, playing an English teacher who makes a devastating drunken mistake.[69] Both Lee and the film's lead Edward Norton were thrilled to work with Hoffman, and Lee confessed that he had long wanted to do a picture with the actor, but had waited until he found the right role.[70] Hoffman considered his character, Jakob, to be one of the most reticent characters he had ever played, a straight-laced "corduroy-pants-wearing kind of guy."[11] Roger Ebert promoted 25th Hour
25th Hour
to one of his "Great Movies" in 2009,[71] and along with A. O. Scott,[72] considered it to be one of the best films of the 2000s.[73] The drama Owning Mahowny
Owning Mahowny
(2003) gave Hoffman his second lead role, starring opposite Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver
as a bank employee who embezzles money to feed his gambling addiction. Based on the true story of Toronto banker Brian Molony, who committed the largest fraud in Canadian history, Hoffman met with Molony to prepare for the role and help him play the character as accurately as possible.[74] He was determined not to conform to "movie character" stereotypes,[65] and his portrayal of addiction won approval from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.[74] Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
assessed Hoffman's performance as "a masterpiece of discipline and precision",[75] but the film earned little at the box office.[76] Hoffman's second 2003 appearance was a small role in Anthony Minghella's successful Civil War epic Cold Mountain.[77] He played an immoral preacher, a complex character that Hoffman described as a "mass of contradictions".[78] The same year, from April to August, he appeared with Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
in a Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night.[79] Director Robert Falls later commented on the dedication and experience that Hoffman brought to his role of alcoholic Jamie Tyrone: "Every night he ripped it up to an extent that he couldn't leave [the role]. Phil carried it with him."[80] Hoffman received his second Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination, this time for Best Featured Actor in a Play.[52] In 2004, he appeared as the crude, has-been actor friend of Ben Stiller's character in the box-office hit Along Came Polly.[81] Reflecting on the role, People said it proved that "Hoffman could deliver comedic performances with the best of them".[26] Critical acclaim (2005–09)[edit]

Truman Capote
Truman Capote
in 1959: Hoffman won many awards for his portrayal of the writer in Capote (2005).

A turning point in Hoffman's career came with the biographical film Capote (2005), which dramatized Truman Capote's experience of writing his true crime novel In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
(1966).[82] Hoffman took the title role, in a project that he co-produced and helped come to fruition.[83][84] Portraying the idiosyncratic writer proved highly demanding, requiring significant weight loss and four months of research – such as watching video clips of Capote to help him affect the author's effeminate voice and mannerisms. Hoffman stated that he was not concerned with perfectly imitating Capote's speech, but did feel a great duty to "express the vitality and the nuances" of the writer.[85][86] During filming, he stayed in character constantly so as not to lose the voice and posture: "Otherwise", he explained, "I would give my body a chance to bail on me."[86] Capote was released to great acclaim, particularly regarding Hoffman's performance.[87] Many critics commented that the role was designed to win awards,[88] and indeed Hoffman received an Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, and various other critics' awards.[89] In 2006, Premiere listed his role in Capote as the 35th-greatest movie performance of all time.[90] After the film, several commentators began to describe Hoffman as one of the finest, most ambitious actors of his generation.[84] Hoffman received his only Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his supporting role in the HBO
HBO
miniseries Empire Falls (2005), about life in a New England
New England
town, but lost to castmate Paul Newman.[91] In 2006, he appeared in the summer blockbuster Mission: Impossible III, playing the villainous arms dealer Owen Davian opposite Tom Cruise. A journalist for Vanity Fair stated that Hoffman's "black-hat performance was one of the most delicious in a Hollywood
Hollywood
film since Alan Rickman's in Die Hard
Die Hard
",[54] and he was generally approved of for bringing gravitas to the action film. With a gross of nearly US$400 million, it exposed Hoffman to a mainstream audience.[92] Returning to independent films in 2007, Hoffman began with a starring role in Tamara Jenkins's The Savages, where Laura Linney
Laura Linney
and he played siblings responsible for putting their dementia-ridden father (Philip Bosco) in a care home. Jake Coyle of the Associated Press
Associated Press
stated that it was "the epitome of a Hoffman film: a mix of comedy and tragedy told with subtlety, bone-dry humor, and flashes of grace".[35] Hoffman received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in The Savages.[93] He next appeared in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, the final film by veteran director Sidney Lumet, where he played a realtor who embezzles funds from his employer to support his drug habit. Mosher comments that the character was one of the most unpleasant of Hoffman's career, but that his "fearlessness again revealed the humanity within a deeply flawed character" as he appeared naked in the opening anal sex scene.[94] The film was received positively by critics as a powerful and affecting thriller.[95] Mike Nichols's political film Charlie Wilson's War (2007) gave Hoffman his second Academy Award nomination, again for playing a real individual – Gust Avrakotos, the CIA
CIA
agent who conspired with Congressman Charlie Wilson (played by Tom Hanks) to aid Afghani rebels in their fight against the Soviet Union. Todd McCarthy wrote of Hoffman's performance: "Decked out with a pouffy '80s hairdo, moustache, protruding gut and ever-present smokes ... whenever he's on, the picture vibrates with conspiratorial electricity."[96] The film was a critical and commercial success,[97] and along with his Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Hoffman was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe Award.[89]

Hoffman at the 81st Academy Awards
81st Academy Awards
in February 2009, where he was nominated for Doubt

The year 2008 contained two significant Hoffman roles. In Charlie Kaufman's enigmatic drama Synecdoche, New York, he starred as Caden Cotard, a frustrated dramatist who attempts to build a scale replica of New York inside a warehouse for a play.[98] Hoffman again showed his willingness to reveal unattractive traits, as the character ages and deteriorates, and committed to a deeply psychological role.[99] Critics were divided in their response to the "ambitious and baffling" film.[100] Sonny Bunch of The Washington Times
The Washington Times
found it "impressionistic, inaccessible, and endlessly frustrating", likening Hoffman's character to "God, if God lacked imagination".[101] Roger Ebert, on the contrary, named it the best film of the decade and considered it one of the greatest of all time,[102] and Robbie Collin, film critic for The Daily Telegraph, believes Hoffman gave one of cinema's best performances.[103] Hoffman's second role of the year came opposite Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
and Amy Adams in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, where he played Father Brendan Flynn – a priest accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old African American student in the 1960s. Hoffman was already familiar with the play and appreciated the opportunity to bring it to the screen; in preparing for the role, he talked extensively to a priest who lived through the era.[104] The film had a mixed reception, with some critics such as Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian
The Guardian
suspicious of it as Oscar bait,[105] but Hoffman gained second consecutive Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Oscars, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes, and was also nominated by the Screen Actors Guild.[89] On stage in 2009, Hoffman played Iago
Iago
in Peter Sellars' futuristic production of Othello
Othello
(with the title role by John Ortiz), which received mixed reviews.[106] Ben Brantley, theatre critic of The New York Times, found it to be "exasperatingly misconceived", remarking that even when Hoffman is attempting to "manipulate others into self-destruction, he comes close to spoiling everything by erupting into genuine, volcanic fury".[107] Hoffman also did his first vocal performance for the claymation film Mary and Max, although the film did not initially have an American release.[108] He played Max, a depressed New Yorker with Asperger syndrome, while Toni Collette voiced Mary – the Australian girl who becomes his pen pal. Continuing with animation, Hoffman then worked on an episode of the children's show Arthur and received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program.[109] Later in the year, he played a brash American disc jockey opposite Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
and Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
in Richard Curtis's British comedy The Boat That Rocked (also known as Pirate Radio) – a character based on Emperor Rosko, a host of Radio Caroline
Radio Caroline
in 1966.[110] He also had a cameo role as a bartender in Ricky Gervais's The Invention of Lying.[111] Reflecting on Hoffman's work in the late 2000s, Mosher writes that the actor remained impressive, but had not delivered a testing performance on the level of his work in Capote. The film critic David Thomson believed that Hoffman showed indecisiveness at this time, unsure whether to play spectacular supporting roles or become a lead actor who is capable of controlling the emotional dynamic and outcome of a film.[112] Final years (2010–14)[edit] Hoffman's profile continued to grow with the new decade, and he became an increasingly recognizable figure.[21] Despite earlier reservations about directing for the screen,[7] his first release of the 2010s was also his first as a film director. The independent drama Jack Goes Boating was adapted from Robert Glaudini's play of the same name, in which Hoffman had starred and directed for the LAByrinth Theater Company in 2007. He originally intended only to direct the film, but decided to reprise the main role of Jack – a lonely limousine driver looking for love – after the actor he wanted for it was unavailable.[113] The low-key film had a limited release, and was not a high earner,[114] though it received many positive reviews.[115][116] However, Dave Edwards of the Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
remarked that "Hoffman's directing debut delivers a film so weak I could barely remember what it was about as I left",[117] while critic Mark Kermode appreciated the cinematic qualities that Hoffman brought to the film, and stated that he showed potential as a director.[118] In addition to Jack Goes Boating, in 2010 Hoffman also directed Brett C. Leonard's tragic drama The Long Red Road for the Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
in Chicago. Steven Oxman of Variety described the production as "heavy handed" and "predictable", but "intriguing and at least partially successful".[119]

Hoffman at the Moneyball premiere in September 2011

Hoffman next had significant supporting roles in two films, both released in the last third of 2011. In Moneyball, a sports drama about the 2002 season of the Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics
baseball team, he played the manager Art Howe. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Hoffman was described as "perfectly cast" by Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post, but the real-life Art Howe
Art Howe
accused the filmmakers of giving an "unfair and untrue" portrayal of him.[120] Hoffman's second film of the year was George Clooney's political drama The Ides of March, in which he played the earnest campaign manager to the Democratic presidential candidate Mike Morris (Clooney). The film was well-received and Hoffman's performance, especially in the scenes opposite Paul Giamatti – who played the rival campaign manager – was positively noted.[121] Hoffman's work on the film earned him his fourth BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
nomination.[89] In the spring of 2012, Hoffman made his final stage appearance, starring as Willy Loman
Willy Loman
in a Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman. Directed by Mike Nichols, the production ran for 78 performances and was the highest-grossing show in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre's history.[122] Many critics felt that Hoffman, at 44, was too young for the role of 62-year-old Loman,[1] and Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune felt that the character had been interpreted poorly.[123] Hoffman admitted that he found the role difficult,[29] but he nevertheless earned his third Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination.[52] Hoffman collaborated with Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
for the fifth time in The Master (2012), where he turned in what critic Peter Bradshaw considered the most memorable performance of his career.[124] Set in 1950s America, the film featured Hoffman as Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a nascent Scientology-type movement who brings a troubled man (Joaquin Phoenix) under his tutelage. Hoffman was instrumental in the project's development, having been involved with it for three years.[29] He assisted Anderson in the writing of the script by reviewing samples of it, and suggested making Phoenix's character, Freddie Quell, the protagonist instead of Dodd.[125] A talented dancer,[36] Hoffman was able to showcase his abilities by performing a jig during a surreal sequence; Bradshaw called it an "extraordinary moment" that "only Hoffman could have carried off."[124] The Master was praised as an intelligent and challenging drama,[126] and Drew Hunt of the Chicago Reader also felt that it contained Hoffman's finest work: "He's inscrutable yet welcoming, intimidating yet charismatic, villainous yet fatherly. He epitomizes so many things at once that it's impossible to think of [Dodd] as mere movie character".[67] Hoffman and Phoenix received a joint Volpi Cup Award at the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
for their performances, and Hoffman was also nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award and a SAG Award for the supporting role.[89]

Hoffman, Anton Corbijn
Anton Corbijn
and Grigoriy Dobrygin
Grigoriy Dobrygin
promoting A Most Wanted Man at the Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
on January 19, 2014, less than two weeks before his death

A Late Quartet
A Late Quartet
was Hoffman's other film release of 2012, where he played a violinist in a string quartet whose members (played by Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanir) face a crisis when one is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The drama received favorable reviews, and Stephen Holden of The New York Times
The New York Times
called Hoffman's performance "exceptional".[127][128] In 2013, Hoffman joined the popular Hunger Games series in its second film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, where he played gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. The film finished as the 10th-highest grossing in history to that point,[129] and made Hoffman recognizable to a new generation of film-goers.[124] In January 2014, shortly before his death, he attended the Sundance Film Festival to promote two films. In Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, a thriller based on John le Carré's novel, Hoffman played a German intelligence officer. His performance was praised by Xan Brooks as one of "terrific, lip-smacking relish: full of mischief, anchored by integrity."[130] The other was God's Pocket, the directorial debut of actor John Slattery, in which Hoffman played a thief.[131] In November 2014, nine months after his death, Hoffman was seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.[132] At the time of his death, Hoffman was filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final film in the series, and had already completed the majority of his scenes.[133] His two remaining scenes were rewritten to compensate for his absence,[134] and the film was released in November 2015.[135] Hoffman was also preparing for his second directorial effort, a Prohibition-era drama titled Ezekiel Moss, which was to star Amy Adams
Amy Adams
and Jake Gyllenhaal.[136] In addition, he had filmed a pilot episode for the Showtime series Happyish, in which he played the lead role of an advertising executive, but plans for a full season were put on hold following his death.[137] The role was later passed on to Steve Coogan.[138] Personal life[edit]

Hoffman at a Hudson Union Society event in September 2010

Hoffman rarely mentioned his personal life in interviews, stating in 2012 that he would "rather not because my family doesn't have any choice. If I talk about them in the press, I'm giving them no choice. So I choose not to."[139] For the last 14 years of his life, he was in a relationship with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, whom he had met in 1999 when they were both working on the play In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, which Hoffman directed.[140] They lived in New York City
New York City
and had a son, Cooper (2003), and two daughters, Tallulah (2006) and Willa (2008).[141] Hoffman and O'Donnell separated in the fall of 2013, some months before his death.[142] Hoffman was also discreet about his religious and political beliefs, but it is known that he voted for the Green Party candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election.[4][139] He felt that keeping his personal life private was beneficial to his career: "The less you know about me the more interesting it will be to watch me do what I do".[17] In a 2006 interview with 60 Minutes, Hoffman revealed he had engaged in drug and alcohol abuse during his time at New York University, saying he had used "anything I could get my hands on. I liked it all."[143] Following his graduation in 1989, he entered a drug rehabilitation program at age 22, and remained sober for 23 years. However, he relapsed in 2013, and admitted himself to drug rehabilitation for about 10 days in May of that year.[1][143] Death and legacy[edit] Although friends stated that Hoffman's drug use was under control at the time,[142] on February 2, 2014, the actor was found dead in the bathroom of his Manhattan
Manhattan
apartment by a friend, playwright and screenwriter David Bar Katz. Hoffman was 46 years old.[144] Detectives searching the apartment found heroin and prescription medications at the scene, and revealed that he was discovered with a syringe in his arm.[145] The death was officially ruled an accident caused by "acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and amphetamine".[146] Whether Hoffman had taken all of the substances on the same day, or whether any of the substances had remained in his system from earlier use was not determined.[147] A funeral was held at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan
Manhattan
on February 7, 2014, and was attended by many of his former co-stars.[148] Hoffman's unexpected death was widely lamented by fans and the film industry, and was described by several commentators as a considerable loss to the profession.[67][103][124][149] On February 5, 2014, the LAByrinth Theatre Company honored his memory by holding a candlelight vigil, and Broadway dimmed its lights for one minute.[150] In another tribute, actress Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
dedicated her BAFTA trophy to Hoffman when she received the award for Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine
on February 16.[151] Three weeks after Hoffman's death, David Bar Katz established the American Playwriting Foundation in the actor's memory. With the money received from a libel lawsuit against the National Enquirer
National Enquirer
(which had inaccurately published that Hoffman and Katz were lovers), the foundation awards an annual prize of US$45,000 to the author of an unproduced play. Katz named this the "Relentless Prize" in honor of Hoffman's dedication to the profession.[152] Hoffman left his fortune, around US$35 million, to Mimi O'Donnell in his October 2004 will, trusting her to distribute money to their children.[153] At the 2018 Academy Awards, Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
dedicated his win for Best Supporting Actor to him, stating at the end of his acceptance speech "This is for my buddy, Phil Hoffman. For Phil Hoffman". [154] Reception and acting style[edit]

No modern actor was better at making you feel sympathy for fucking idiots, failures, degenerates, sad sacks and hangdogs dealt a bum hand by life, even as – no, especially when – he played them with all of their worst qualities front and center. But Philip Seymour Hoffman had a range that seemed all-encompassing, and he could breathe life into any role he took on: a famous author, a globetrotting party-boy aristocrat, a German counterintelligence agent, a charismatic cult leader, a genius who planned games of death in dystopic futures. He added heft to low-budget art films, and nuance and unpredictability to blockbuster franchises. He was a transformative performer who worked from the inside out, blessed with an emotional transparency that could be overwhelming, invigorating, compelling, devastating.

– David Fear of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
on Hoffman[19]

Hoffman was held in high regard within the film and theater industry, and cited in the media as one of the finest actors of his generation.[1][139][155] Despite this status among his peers and critics, he was never one of the most popular film stars, and has been overlooked in lists of all-time greatest actors.[156] He was not a typical movie actor, with a pudgy build and lacking matinée idol looks,[36][157] but Hoffman claimed that he was grateful for his appearance as it made him believable in a wide range of roles.[68] Joel Schumacher
Joel Schumacher
once said of him in 2000, "The bad news is that Philip won't be a $25-million star. The good news is that he'll work for the rest of his life".[112] The Aiken Standard of South Carolina referred to him as an "anti-star", whose real identity remained "amorphous and unmoored".[158] Hoffman was acutely aware that he was often too unorthodox for the Academy voters. He remarked, "I'm sure that people in the big corporations that run Hollywood
Hollywood
don't know quite what to do with someone like me, but that's OK. I think there are other people who are interested in what I do."[11] Most of Hoffman's notable roles came in independent films, including particularly original ones, but he also featured in several Hollywood blockbusters.[1][14] He generally played supporting roles, appearing in both dramas and comedies,[159] but was noted for his ability to make small parts memorable.[9][14] Peter Bradshaw, film critic for The Guardian, felt that "Almost every single one of his credits had something special about it".[124] Hoffman was praised for his versatility and ability to fully inhabit any role,[10][36] but specialized in playing creeps and misfits: "his CV was populated almost exclusively by snivelling wretches, insufferable prigs, braggarts and outright bullies", writes the journalist Ryan Gilbey.[14] Hoffman was appreciated for making these roles real, complex and even sympathetic;[1][14][19] while Todd Louiso, director of Love Liza, believed that Hoffman connected to people on screen because he looked like an ordinary man and revealed his vulnerability.[160] Xan Brooks of The Guardian
The Guardian
remarked that the actor's particular talent was to "take thwarted, twisted humanity and ennoble it".[36] "The more pathetic or deluded the character," writes Gilbey, "the greater Hoffman's relish seemed in rescuing them from the realms of the merely monstrous."[14] When asked in 2006 why he undertook such roles, Hoffman responded, "I didn't go out looking for negative characters; I went out looking for people who have a struggle and a fight to tackle. That's what interests me."[161] Work ethic[edit] The journalist Jeff Simon described Hoffman as "probably the most in-demand character actor of his generation",[7] but Hoffman claimed never to take it for granted that he would be offered roles.[70] Although he worked hard and regularly,[11] he was humble about his acting success, and when asked by a friend if he was having any luck he quietly replied, "I'm in a film, Cold Mountain, that has just come out."[6] Patrick Fugit, who worked with Hoffman on Almost Famous, recalled the actor was intimidating but an exceptional mentor and influence in "a school-of-hard-knocks way", remarking that "there was a certain weight that came with him".[162] Hoffman admitted that he sometimes appeared in big-budget studio films for the money, but said, "ultimately my main goal is to do good work. If it doesn't pay well, so be it."[163] He kept himself grounded and invigorated as an actor by attempting to appear on stage once a year.[163] Hoffman occasionally changed his hair and lost or gained weight for parts,[9] and he went to great lengths to reveal the worst in his characters.[51] But in a 2012 interview he confessed that performing to a high standard was a challenge: "The job isn't difficult. Doing it well is difficult."[14] In an earlier interview with The New York Times, he explained how deeply he loved acting but added, "that deep kind of love comes at a price: for me, acting is torturous, and it's torturous because you know it's a beautiful thing ... Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great – well, that's absolutely torturous."[5] This struggle was confirmed by the author John le Carré, who met Hoffman during the adaptation of his novel A Most Wanted Man. While praising the actor's intelligence and intuition, le Carré acknowledged the burden that Hoffman felt: "It was painful and exhausting work, and probably in the end his undoing. The world was too bright for him to handle."[164] Filmography and awards[edit] Main articles: Philip Seymour Hoffman on stage and screen
Philip Seymour Hoffman on stage and screen
and List of awards and nominations received by Philip Seymour Hoffman Hoffman appeared in 55 films and one miniseries during his screen career spanning 22 years. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for Capote (2005), and was nominated three times for Best Supporting Actor for Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Doubt (2008), and The Master (2012). He also received five Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nominations (winning one), five BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
nominations (winning one), four Screen Actors Guild Awards (winning one), and won the Volpi Cup
Volpi Cup
at the Venice Film Festival.[89] Hoffman remained active in theater throughout his career, starring in ten and directing 19 stage productions (predominantly in New York). He received three Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations for his Broadway performances: two for Best Leading Actor, in True West (2000) and Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
(2012), and one for Best Featured Actor in Long Day's Journey into Night
Long Day's Journey into Night
(2003).[52]

References[edit] Notes[edit]

^ Hoffman continued to collaborate with Anderson, appearing in all but one of the director's first six films. The others were Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, and The Master.[14] ^ John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly
co-starred with Hoffman in Anderson's films Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia, and the pair were already well-acquainted with each other as actors.

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Awards for Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Academy Award for Best Actor

1928–1950

Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1928) Warner Baxter
Warner Baxter
(1929) George Arliss
George Arliss
(1930) Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
(1931) Fredric March
Fredric March
/ Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1932) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1933) Clark Gable
Clark Gable
(1934) Victor McLaglen
Victor McLaglen
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1937) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1938) Robert Donat
Robert Donat
(1939) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1940) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1941) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1942) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950)

1951–1975

Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) William Holden
William Holden
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott1 (1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando1 (1972) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975)

1976–2000

Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

1 refused award that year

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BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(1987) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1993) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2000) Brian Cox / Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
/ Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Paul Dano
Paul Dano
/ Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor

Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
/ Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1997) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Alexander Knox
Alexander Knox
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
/ Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1998) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

M. Emmet Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh
(1985) James Woods
James Woods
(1986) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(1987) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1988) Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
(1989) Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1992) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(1993) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1994) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1995) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2001) Derek Luke (2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2006) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) James Franco
James Franco
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) John Hawkes (2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Abraham Attah
Abraham Attah
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Supporting Actor of the Year

Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2012) Barkhad Abdi
Barkhad Abdi
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
/ Tom Bennett (2016) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2017)

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
/ Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2000) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
/ Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2014) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2015) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2017)

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Supporting Actor

John Williams (1954) Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
(1955) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1956) Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
(1957) Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1977) Gary Busey
Gary Busey
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1983) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2010, retired)

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian Bannen
Ian Bannen
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2000) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2001) Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard
(2005) Joseph Cross (2006) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2007) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2008) Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
(2009) Michael Cera
Michael Cera
(2010)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2010, retired)

Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1998) Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
(1999) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2000) Brian Cox (2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
(2007) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010)

Motion Picture (2011–present)

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
/ Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
/ Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture

Sideways

2004

Crash

2005

The Departed

2006

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

2007

No award

2008

Nine

2009

No award

2010

The Help

2011

Les Misérables

2012

Nebraska

2013

Into the Woods

2014

Spotlight

2015

Hidden Figures

2016

Mudbound

2017

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Volpi Cup
Volpi Cup
for Best Actor

1934–68

Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1934) Pierre Blanchar
Pierre Blanchar
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1937) Leslie Howard (1938) Ermete Zacconi
Ermete Zacconi
(1941) Fosco Giachetti
Fosco Giachetti
(1942) Pierre Fresnay
Pierre Fresnay
(1947) Ernst Deutsch
Ernst Deutsch
(1948) Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
(1949) Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
(1950) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1951) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1952) Henri Vilbert (1953) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1954) Curd Jürgens/ Kenneth More
Kenneth More
(1955) Bourvil
Bourvil
(1956) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1957) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1958) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1959) John Mills
John Mills
(1960) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1961) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1962) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1963) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1964) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1965) Jacques Perrin
Jacques Perrin
(1966) Ljubiša Samardžić
Ljubiša Samardžić
(1967) John Marley (1968)

1983–2000

Guy Boyd/George Dzundza/David Alan Grier/Mitchell Lichtenstein/Matthew Modine/Michael Wright (1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1985) Carlo Delle Piane
Carlo Delle Piane
(1986) Hugh Grant/ James Wilby (1987) Don Ameche/ Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1988) Marcello Mastroianni/ Massimo Troisi
Massimo Troisi
(1989) Oleg Borisov
Oleg Borisov
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Fabrizio Bentivoglio/ Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Xia Yu/ Roberto Citran
Roberto Citran
(1994) Götz George/ Ian Hart (1995) Liam Neeson/ Chris Penn
Chris Penn
(1996) Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
(1997) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1998) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000)

2001–present

Luigi Lo Cascio
Luigi Lo Cascio
(2001) Stefano Accorsi
Stefano Accorsi
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2004) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2007) Silvio Orlando
Silvio Orlando
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman/ Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Themis Panou (2013) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2014) Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini
(2015) Oscar Martínez (2016) Kamel El Basha (2017)

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