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Watch: 'P.S. Hoffman' A Lovely, Powerful 20-Minute Tribute To The Films Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 4, 2014 1:32 PM
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At the Oscars on Sunday night, the annual Memoriam segment closed with Philip Seymour Hoffman, arguably the greatest loss to cinema to occur over the past year. In fact, watching his face for those few extra seconds before Bette Midler came out and poured "Wind Beneath My Wings" all over the moment, made us feel that pang of his passing all over again. It's hard to believe that there will be no more new movies starring Hoffman (though "A Most Wanted Man" and "God's Pocket" were completed before his death—and just played Sundance— while the filmmakers behind "The Hunger Games" are figuring out a workaround for the scenes he was unable to lens).

So now is a time to look back, and thankfully, Hoffman left behind an enviable catalog of work. Caleb Slain has put together a pretty impressive 20-minute tribute reel, "P.S. Hoffman," that dives pretty deep and hard into the actor's films both big and small. While all his most well known roles are represented, there's also shine to movies you might have overlooked ("Mary and Max" in particular is fantastic) or forgot he was in ("Along Came Polly") or deserve more attention ("Love Liza"). But mostly it's reminder that no matter how big or small the role or movie, Hoffman was usually terrific.

Watch below and let us know your favorite Hoffman performance in the comments section. [via FilmDrunk]

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  • Paul | March 6, 2014 1:38 PMReply

    I really thought that PSH brought it in every movie, and I even remembered watching him as a young kid in "Law & Order" lo these many moons ago. The indelible acting moment for me was in 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' where he absolutely owned the movie as Freddie Miles. Matt Damon was a relatively new face and was sure to make people remember him, but I left that movie thinking "I'm going to keep tabs on that OTHER that Scotty J? Wow..."

    Oh and he undoubtedly should have won the Oscar for THE MASTER, not to mention DOUBT

  • Bradford | March 5, 2014 3:35 PMReply

    It's one of his early, lesser roles, but I thought he was great in Scent of a Woman. He played such a sniveling, entitled little shit. When he starts waffling about ID'ing the guy and goes on about his contact lenses, I just wanted to punch him through the screen.

  • Brit | March 5, 2014 3:08 AMReply

    My favorite PSH performances are in Synecdoche, New York, Jack Goes Boating, Boogie Nights, Capote, and The Master.

  • Connor | March 4, 2014 6:34 PMReply

    He truly was the greatest actor of his generation. RIP PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

  • joey | March 4, 2014 3:36 PMReply

    This video made me feel like Hoffman in the car in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, its not fair its not fcking fair! I can't truly pick one role, but I thought he was incredible in The Master and should have won an Oscar again.

  • Karen | March 5, 2014 1:27 AM

    I felt the same exact way with the "it's not fair" and that he should have won again for The Master.

    My favorite PSH performance is in Jack Goes Boating and Before The Devil Knows You're Dead.

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