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The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Characters

Updated September 22, 2020 1k votes 120 voters 2.4k views43 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    53
    7

    Freddie Miles

    The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • 2
    49
    8
  • 3
    39
    7

    Lancaster Dodd

    The Master
  • 4
    36
    4

    Sandy Lyle

    Along Came Polly
  • 5
    32
    5

    Andy Hanson

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • 6
    24
    8
  • 7
    23
    8

    Scotty J.

    Boogie Nights
  • 8
    20
    5

    Dustin Davis

    Twister
  • 9
    20
    9

    Caden Cotard

    Synecdoche, New York
  • 10
    16
    5

    George Willis, Jr.

    Scent of a Woman
  • 11
    17
    6

    Jim

    The Invention of Lying
  • 12
    20
    13

    Brandt

    The Big Lebowski
  • 13
    14
    6

    Art Howe

    Moneyball
  • 14
    13
    4

    Jon Savage

    The Savages
  • 15
    16
    8

    Plutarch Heavensbee

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
  • 16
    12
    5

    Robert Gelbart

    A Late Quartet
  • 17
    13
    6

    Wilson Joel

    Love Liza
  • 18
    14
    8

    Gust Avrakotos

    Charlie Wilson's War
  • 19
    12
    5

    Reverend Veasey

    Cold Mountain
  • 20
    11
    5

    Dean Trumbell

    Punch-Drunk Love
  • 21
    13
    7

    Freddy Lounds

    Red Dragon
  • 22
    22
    19

    Lester Bangs

    Almost Famous
  • 23
    10
    4

    Duncan

    Montana
  • 24
    12
    6

    Young Craps Player

    Hard Eight
  • 25
    10
    5

    Sean

    Next Stop Wonderland