Sunday, February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Aged 46, Overdose - RIP

Sad . . . another talented and apparently tormented person succumbs to addiction and perishes with the needle still in his arm. The picture above is Hoffman and his son at a Knicks basketball game.

Brendan O'Connor on Gawker has a brief post suggesting three of his favorite Hoffman performances. He left one out, however, that I quite liked, Magnolia (1999):

He was also in one of the best funny movies ever, The Big Lebowski.

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman's Best Performances
Brendan O'Connor | Gawker

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman's Best Performances
"For me, acting is torturous, and it's torturous because you know it's a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, That's beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great — well, that's absolutely torturous."
That's Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his apartment earlier today, talking to Lynn Hirschberg in a 2008 New York Times Magazine profile. The actor was known for the depth of his characters as well as his range.

Here are some of my favorite Hoffman performances. Share your favorites below.

Almost Famous (2000):

Synechdoche, New York (2008):

The Master (2012):

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