Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

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Source: http://www.theplace2.ru/photos/Philip-Seymour-Hoffman-md2142/pic-230592.html

“Actors are responsible to the people we play. I don’t label or judge. I just play them as honestly and expressively and creatively as I can, in the hope that people who ordinarily turn their heads in disgust instead think, ‘What I thought I’d feel about that guy, I don’t totally feel right now'”

Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor and director who had grazed the screens since 1990s and had never stopped to amaze us since. From his portrayal of Truman Capote which earned Hoffman his first Academy Award,to the drama Doubt, to his supporting roles in the psychological thriller, Red Dragon, to drama movie, Boogie Nights and the list continues. He was also known for his roles in theater productions of The Death of a Salesman, True West and Long Day’s Journey into Night.

It is a shame that we will never be able to see more of Hoffman’s work on stage, on screen or behind the camera in the years to come. As Bruce Weber of New York Times wrote: “Philip Seymour Hoffman, perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation, who gave three-dimensional nuance to a wide range of sidekicks, villains and leading men on screen and embraced some of the theater’s most burdensome roles on Broadway.”

So, in honor of his brilliant work over the years, here’s a recap of some of Hoffman’s notable works:

1. As George Willis Jr. in Scent of a Woman (1992)

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

2. As Dustin Davis in Twister (1996)

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

3. As Scotty J. in Boogie Nights (1997)

Photo Credit: New Line Cinema
Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

4. As Brandt in The Big Lebowski (1998)

Photo Credit: Gramercy Pictures
Photo Credit: Gramercy Pictures

5. As Mitch in Patch Adams (1998)

Photo Credit:  Universal Pictures
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

6. As Phil Parma in Magnolia (1999)

Photo Credit: New Line Cinema
Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

7. As Freddie Miles in The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)

Photo Credit: Miramax Films
Photo Credit: Miramax Films

8. As Lester Bangs in Almost Famous (2000)

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures
Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

9. As Freddy Lounds in Red Dragon (2002)

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

10. As Jacob Elinsky in 25th Hour (2002)

Photo Credit: Buena Vista Pictures
Photo Credit: Buena Vista Pictures

11. As Dean Trumbell in Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Photo Credit: New Line Cinema
Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

12. As Reverend Veasey in Cold Mountain (2003)

Photo Credit: Miramax Films
Photo Credit: Miramax Films

13. As Gust Avrakotos in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

14. As Andy in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

Photo Credit: THINKFilm
Photo Credit: THINKFilm

15. As Jon Savage in The Savages (2007)

Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight
Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight

16. As Father Brendan Flynn in Doubt (2008)

Photo Credit:  Miramax Films
Photo Credit: Miramax Films

17. As Caden Cotard in Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics
Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

18. As Art Howe in Moneyball (2011)

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures
Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

19. As Paul Zara in The Ides of March (2011)

Photo Credit:  Columbia Pictures
Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

20. As Lancaster Dodd in The Master (2012)

Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company
Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company

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