R.I.P. Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Phillip Seymour Hoffman has died at the age of 46. He was the victim of an apparent drug overdose, reports say. Fuck.

Hoffman gave us so much great work, so much I still need to get familiar with. I’m a Paul Thomas Anderson dummy, so I haven’t seen Hoffman in Magnolia, Boogie Nights or The Master.

Even beyond that, there’s a filmography of big and small roles, in dramas and comedies and thrillers. In most all of them, he never played a “Phillip Seymour Hoffman type”, instead making interesting and individual choices in all of them, including movies like Happiness, Capote and The Big Lebowski.

I’m going to dip into State and Main soon. I think it’s an overlooked movie, and Hoffman’s role is more of a heartwarming one. I could use some of that right now.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

3 thoughts on “R.I.P. Phillip Seymour Hoffman”

  1. This is really too bad, considering he probably had his best work ahead of him, and that’s saying a lot, considering he was one of the best actors in English language film today. The Master will probably be thought of as his tour de force.

  2. Oh, no, what sad news. I especially liked him in “Capote” and “Owning Mahowney”.

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