Philip Seymour Hoffman's 5 Most Memorable Roles
We lost one of the greats Sunday. Critically acclaimed actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday of a suspected drug overdose.
DreamWorks Pictures Philip Seymour Hoffman portrayed Lester Bangs in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous.
The 46-year-old was recognized for his work on stage and screen, winning an Academy Award for best actor in Capote, garnering Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt, and The Master, and earning three Tony nominations for his work in True West, Death of a Salesman, and Long Day's Journey into Night.
While we can hardly list all of Hoffman's striking performances, we can recall his five most memorable roles.
Scotty J. in Boogie Nights
While Hoffman began his acting career with films like Scent of a Woman and Twister, his big step into the spotlight came with the role of the spastic Scotty J. in Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 film Boogie Nights, set in the golden era of porn.
Lester Bangs in Almost Famous
Though he wasn't playing a lead character, Hoffman taught us some valuable lessons in his portrayal of legendary rock critic Lester Bangs. Quite possibly one of the most quotable films in the actor's repertoire, Almost Famous made us look at Hoffman as a man who could morph into a character.