Legendary rock journalist Lester Bangs in "Almost Famous"
Cult leader Lancaster Dodd in "The Master," a role that resulted in his fourth and final Oscar nomination
Nursing assistant Phil Parma in "Magnolia"
Father Flynn in "Doubt," a role that earned him his third Oscar nomination in four years
CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos in "Charlie Wilson's War," the role that earned him his first of three Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor
Freddie Miles in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
Aspiring porn star Scotty J in "Boogie Nights"
Brandt, assistant to the titular billionaire in "The Big Lebowski"
Tabloid journalist Freddy Lounds, one of many victims in "Red Dragon"
Oakland A's manager Art Howe in "Moneyball"
Testy sibling Jon Savage in "The Savages"
Campaign manager Paul Zara in "The Ides of March"
The eponymous limo driver in "Jack Goes Boating," Hoffman's directorial debut
High school teacher Jacob Elinsky in "The 25th Hour"
The boisterous rainmaker Sandy Lyle in "Along Came Polly"
Ailing theater director Caden Cotard in "Synecdoche, New York"
Scheming, philandering finance executive Andy Hanson in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," Sidney Lumet's last film
Allen, Lara Flynn Boyle's skeezy neighbor in "Happiness"
The scheming Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Drag queen Rusty in "Flawless"
Arms dealer Owen Davian in "Mission: Impossible III"
Iconic writer Truman Capote in "Capote," the role that won Hoffman the 2005 Oscar for Best Actor