Sunday, February 02, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

I am so, so saddened to learn of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of our finest actors and one of my personal favorites. Although it wasn't quite his debut film, I first saw him in Scent of a Woman in 1992, where he played a young prep school punk. Hoffman really resonated with me for the first time in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia (1999) and was a frequent actor in many of Anderson's films, most recently in The Master (2012), in which he was absolutely brilliant.  

Pick your film - Magnolia, Capote, The Master, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Doubt, and many, many others. I will miss him greatly. 

Doubt (2008)

Magnolia (1999)

The Master (2012)

Capote (2005) 

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