I was browsing Facebook before the Super Bowl on Sunday when I saw Huffpo’s breaking news post about Philip Seymour Hoffman. Like most people, I entered a state of shock upon seeing this news. I remember when he opened up about his addiction a few years ago. He was such an amazing actor, dedicated to his craft like not many others. Everyone has their favorite movie of his.
He might not have always been the star of the movie, but he shined through in everything he did. My favorite parts of his were probably Brandt in The Big Lebowski and Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. Neither role was close to the top billing, but both made the movie better.
The world sucks sometimes, and losing Philip to his demons is shitty. We, as consumers of mass media, will still have his craft to look upon at any time. We still get to see the brightness he brought to the world.
Which is your favorite role of Mr. Hoffman? Which brought brightness to your life?