Gordon Richard Hoffman|
October 13, 1964
Gordon Richard "Gordy" Hoffman (bornOctober 13, 1964) is an American screenwriter and director.
Hoffman is the older brother of American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. His mother, Marilyn O'Connor (née Loucks), a native of Waterloo, New York, is a family court judge and lawyer. His father, Gordon Stowell Hoffman, is a former Xerox executive. He has two sisters, Jill and Emily, in addition to his late brother Philip. His parents divorced in 1976.
In 2002, he wrote the screenplay for the film Love Liza, about a man dealing with his wife's suicide. The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw described it as a "very melancholy evening in the cinema ... an intelligent and harrowing movie," while Ed Gonzalez from Slant Magazine disparagingly wrote: "Love Liza will have a difficult time distinguishing itself from Alexander Payne's About Schmidt, another widower-in-chaos comedy starring Bates in an undervalued role. Love Liza is nowhere near as condescending but its shrill pitch makes it just as difficult to take." The film received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
Hoffman is the founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition – for finding and fostering undiscovered writing talent. The winning screenplay from the 2005 competition, Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach was purchased by Greenestreet Films, and was released in 2009.
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