Philip Seymour Hoffman: His Life in Pictures

As Hollywood mourns the 46-year-old star, look back at his humble beginnings and iconic moments

  • FIRST ACT photo | Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Updated: Sunday Feb 02, 2014 | 04:05 PM EST By: Alison Schwartz

FIRST ACT

Raised in Fairport, N.Y., Philip Seymour Hoffman began his career before he graduated high school in 1984, landing his first professional stage job at a regional theater, according to Turner Classic Movies. Continuing his path to Hollywood, he moved to the Big Apple to study acting at New York University.