10 Films with Philip Seymour Hoffman
A great favorite in the igloo, we’ve pulled together 10 reviews on movies feature the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. He had played a wide variety of roles, from the effervescent Brandt in ‘The Big Lebowski” to rock critic Lester Bangs in ‘Almost Famous’ to CIA operative Gust Avrakotos in ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ to baseball manager Art Howe in ‘Moneyball.’
Capote – Naturally Mendacious
Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Truman Capote during the writing of In Cold Blood.
The Master – Quelling the Great Longing
Paired with Joaquin Phoenix, Hoffman portrayed the charismatic religious leader and writer,Lancaster Dodd, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’ which led to an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor
A Late Quartet – Playing without Pause
This is a wonderful movie, also starring Christopher Walken. Hoffman plays the second violinists in a quartet that has performed together for 25 years and now must consider either adding a new member or disbanding the group when cellist Peter Mitchell (Walken) must quit performing due to Parkinson’s disease.
25th Hour – The Final Hours of Freedom for Monty Brogan
Edward Norton took all the money he made in Red Dragon (in which Philip Seymour Hoffman also appeared) and invested it in 25th Hour. Hoffman plays Jacob Elinsky, a friend of Monty Brogan (Edward Norton). An excellent film.
The Talented Mr. Ripley – Better to Be a Fake Somebody than a Real Nobody
While Hoffman has a small role in Ripley, he knocks it out of the park and the snotty trust fund kid, Freddy Miles.
Red Dragon – Mentors, Monsters and Mirrors
This prequel to Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, has Hoffman in the role of Freddie Lounds, tabloid journalist who has the misfortune to find himself in between retired FBI agent Will Graham and serial killer Francis Dolarhyde.
What’s your favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movie?