Fictional Characters The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Characters  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman character or performance, which doesn't have to be their best movie.

Philip Seymour Hoffman characters list, ranked from best to worst with clips from the movie when available. These Philip Seymour Hoffman roles include both movie and television appearances when available. This list has a variety of items in it, from Father Brendan Flynn to Truman Capote. The ability to play any kind of role is what makes an actor or actress great, and the diversity of the characters listed below is a testament to that.

If you're asking yourself, "Who is the best Philip Seymour Hoffman character?" or "What are the top Philip Seymour Hoffman performances of all time?" then this list will help you out.

Do you think the best performance isn't as high as it should be? Then vote it up so that it can be number one. You can also make your own version of this greatest Philip Seymour Hoffman performances list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.
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The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Boogie Nights

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Capote

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Lester Bangs Almost Famous

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Art Howe Moneyball

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The Big Lebowski

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Gust Avrakotos Charlie Wilson's War

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15 4
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The Master

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Andy Hanson Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

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Dustin Davis Twister

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

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Sandy Lyle Along Came Polly

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Allen Mellencamp Happiness

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11 4
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Phil Parma Magnolia

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Freddy Lounds Red Dragon

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Dean Trumbell Punch-Drunk Love

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Paul Zara The Ides of March

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Sean Next Stop Wonderland

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Patch Adams

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Jim The Invention of Lying

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Jacob Elinsky 25th Hour

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Mission: Impossible III

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Caden Cotard Synecdoche, New York

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Young Craps Player Hard Eight

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Officer Raymer Nobody's Fool

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5 1
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Reverend Veasey Cold Mountain

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5 1
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Robert Gelbart A Late Quartet

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George Willis, Jr. Scent of a Woman

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6 3
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Wilson Joel Love Liza

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Günther Bachmann A Most Wanted Man

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Duncan Montana

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Jon Savage The Savages

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Joseph Turner White State and Main

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Frank Hansen The Getaway

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Max Jerry Horovitz Mary and Max

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Mickey Scarpato God's Pocket

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Narrator The Party's Over

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Thom Payne Happyish

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Chuck Bronski My Boyfriend's Back

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Jack Jack Goes Boating

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The Count The Boat That Rocked

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Cochran Money for Nothing