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

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.