Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment early Sunday morning. Hoffman, 46, was arguably the most widely-admired artists of modern American cinema. Universally respected and regarded as one of Hollywood’s finest actors, his irrefutable genius in tackling roles of such stark diversity and intensity both on screen and on stage has influenced entire generations of actors and artists alike. The best part about Hoffman’s remarkable filmography is that twenty different people could cite twenty different roles as his best, and they would all be right.
The written word does him no justice, so it’s best to just let his work speak for itself. Below are clips from five of his most memorable roles as we all continue to admire and embrace the talent and prolificity of a remarkable actor.
Boogie Nights (1997) – “I’m A Idiot”