Oscar-nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman became an actor by accident, after an injury ended his wrestling career. The CAPOTE star began acting keep him occupied away from the canvas, and in a bid to impress a girl. He says, "I was trying to impress a certain lady. I got a wrestling injury which ruled out sports, so I drifted into acting as an alternative. "It didn't actually help with getting the girl in the end, but I did fall in love with the profession."