Sunday, February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 1967 - 2014

Photo from: Wikipedia
Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of those actors that I never had to worry about. He elevated every movie I ever saw him in. He basically stole every scene he was in. Some actors have one type of role they can play well. Hoffman was one of those rare actors that could transform on screen.

I rarely saw Hoffman, I saw Dustin "Dusty" Davis in Twister, I saw Brandt in The Big Lebowski, I saw Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire. He had great humor, but just as much gravitas to carry a scene.

We lost an American legend of an actor. James Poniewozik said it best in this tweet: "A lot of deaths feel sad. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s feels like a robbery."

Amen, brother.