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Monday, February 3, 2014

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967 - 2014



Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died Sunday at age 46 of an apparent drug overdose, was one of the finest actors of my generation. And it makes me incredibly sad that the life of such a talented man ended so tragically.

Below I've selected some scenes and trailers from Mr. Hoffman's prolific résumé of films to celebrate his life and career.

Boogie Nights (1997)



Happiness (1998)



Flawless (1999)



Almost Famous (2000)



Capote (2005), for which he won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.




Charlie Wilson's War (2007), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.



Doubt (2008), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.



The Master (2012), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.



Hoffman's other film credits include Twister (1996), Next Stop Wonderland (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), State and Main (2000), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Strangers with Candy (2005), Mission: Impossible III (2006), The Savages (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Moneyball (2011) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). He was also nominated for three Tony Awards for his performances in True West (2000), Long Day's Journey into Night (2003), and Death of a Salesman (2012). And the actor was planning to star in his first TV series, Showtime's Happyish, which would have debuted later this year (only a pilot episode was shot).

Below you can watch Hoffman in his first Entertainment Tonight interview in 1999 and a 2012 interview on CBS Sunday Morning.


3 comments:

Mark in DE said...

His work in "Flawless" and "Boogie Nights" were my favorite.

David H. said...

His performances in "Happiness", "The Master", "Magnolia", "Before the Devil knows You're Dead", and "Capote", among others continue to leave their mark.

These young actors today should watch his movies, and his stage work, to see what real acting is all about.

In my opinion, he redefined acting.

Marc said...

I agree, David, that young actors should watch his films.

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