Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman: Tributes To The Late Actor And His Career

03 February 2014 by


He had the Hollywood career that most actors can only dream of and is considered one of the most talented screen stars of his generation, but tragically Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment last night following a suspected overdose. After making his name in the 1990s in films such as Boogie Nights and Scent of a Woman, the actor won an Oscar in 2005 for his portrayal of the author of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote.

At 46-years-old, Hoffman was still at the top of his game, with recent roles in the successful Hunger Games trilogy, as well as incredible performances alongside George Clooney and Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March and Brad Pitt in Moneyball. Looking back on his extraordinary body of work, it's clear he had a knack for selecting thought-provoking projects and the ability to take on a diverse range of interesting characters, from a priest with an ambiguous relationship with a student in Doubt to a theatre director who suffers a breakdown in Synecdoche, New York. But he wasn't a stranger to big blockbusters either, having appeared in Hunger Games, as well as the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Naturally the twitter community has paid their respects to a man who will be remembered for his astounding contribution to American cinema. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul said, 'We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed', while Jim Carrey tweeted, ‘Dear Philip, A beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart.'

We imagine that the tributes will continue at next month's Oscars. For now let's look back at some of his best on screen moments…

2013: The Hunger Games

2011: Moneyball

2011: The Ides of March

2009: The Boat That Rocked

2008: Doubt

2008: Synecdoche, New York

2007: The Savages

2006: Mission: Impossible III

2005: Capote

2004: Along Came Polly

2002: Punch-Drunk Love

2000: Almost Famous

1992: Scent of a Woman


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