Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman, the popular American actor, Director and Academy Award winner was a genius who could step into any character’s shoes quite effortlessly. In the past two decades, the stocky star gained a reputation for doing roles that required a lot dedication and preparation. Sadly, his career and life was cut short when he was found dead of a drug overdose on February 2nd, 2014. He was only 46.

We, at Promo Direct, pay tribute to this great actor by recollecting his Top 5 performances:

1. Truman Capote, Capote (2005)

Hoffman played the role of an anonymous writer in Capote who researches for his book, ‘In Cold Blood’ and develops a close bond with murderer Perry Smith. This movie won him an Oscar for best actor.

2. Lester Bangs, Almost Famous (2000)

Although this movie did not set the cash registers ringing, Hoffman’s role as Lester Bangs—a legendary music writer—won him many positive reviews from critics. He convincingly played the character of a drug-abusing and weary mentor to William (the central character).

3. Bachmann, A Most Wanted Man (2013)

Hoffman played the role of an intelligence agent Bachmann in this movie, which was an adaptation of a spy novel written by John Le Carre.

4. Owen Davian, Mission Impossible III (2006)

He essayed the role of an arms dealer in this action packed movie. His performance added weight to Tom Cruise’s role. The movie was a blockbuster and won him many accolades for playing the role of ruthless villain to core.

5. Lancaster, The Master (2012)

His role as a leader of religious sect in the movie was critically acclaimed, including an Oscar nomination for the best supporting actor.

We have lost a prolific and talented actor but we will always treasure his performances and remember him for his acting prowess. Rest in Peace, Mr. Hoffman. Thank you for the memories.

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