Monday, February 03, 2014

In Memoriam

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967–2014)

Philip Seymour Hoffman

This very talented film and stage actor left us too soon because of a drug overdose.  He was only 46.

I remember him in Twister, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Patch Adams, Flawless, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous, Punch-Drunk Love, Red Dragon, Cold Mountain, Capote, Doubt, Moneyball, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

That’s an impressive list of titles and there are many more in my list of movies to see that showcase his talents.  He was nominated for 5 Golden Globes and 4 Academy Awards (among many others prizes) and won one each, both for Capote.