After a number of memorable supporting appearances in movies throughout the '90s like Boogie Nights and The Talented Mr. Ripley, Hoffman earned the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 for his portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote. Since then he has widely been tabbed as one of the world's top actors, picking up further Oscar nominations for his roles in Doubt and The Master. Hoffman was also hailed for his turn as Willy Loman in a 2012 Broadway production of Death of a Salesman.
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