Monday, February 3, 2014

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Arguably one of the best actors of his generation, Philip Seymour Hoffman suddenly and tragically passed away at the very young age of 46. I've always taken him for granted since he's such an effortless chameleon but he always shines in whatever roles he takes. He has done a lot of great work in such diverse films as Magnolia, Boogie Nights, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Capote, for which he won an Oscar, Doubt, Mission: Impossible 3 and most recently, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

My favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman performance would probably be his role as Lancaster Dodd in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning film, The Master. Here's a sample:

He will be terribly missed.

1 comment:

Adam said...

I do remember him in Hunger games, but the only other movie I saw him in was The Big Lebowski.