Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Born Sunday 23 July 1967, died Sunday 2 February 2014

Professions: Actor, Director

Nationality: American

It's important to say that actors can't act alone, it's impossible. What we have to do is support each other.

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When you have a child, as anyone knows who has them, that's basically all you want to talk about.

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If I was a little bit younger I would worry more. I'd want to do one thing at a time but now I try to do a bunch of different things at a time if I can.

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There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don't just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That's really a luxury problem.

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The size of my head though is pretty abnormal.

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The foibles of my body are pretty much out there in the work I do.

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Sometimes I'm uncomfortable with the level of fame I've got! It all depends on the day and what's going on. I don't desire any more fame. I don't need it.

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Sometimes I have a great day of filming and sometimes the theater strikes me better. It just depends.

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People actually live with their id exposed. They're not good at concealing what's going on inside.

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My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way. The film work that came up was really a surprise.

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I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic.

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I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got.

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I didn't have any idea that I would be able to have a career in film.

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Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn't, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly.

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Actors are responsible to the people we play.

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The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.

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