FAREWELL TO A GREAT ACTOR
I'm Sure a Nice Human Being
Philip Seymour Hoffman
1967 - 2014
In The BIG LEBOWSKI
"A lovely woman . We're all very fond of her."
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
The DUDE To BRANDT (Philip Seymour Hoffman)
"He thinks Carpet Pissers did this" ?
with MARK WALHBERG & JOHN C. RIELLEY
HOFFMAN In His OSCAR WINNING PERFORMANCE
as TRUMAN CAPOTE
At His Favorite Italian Restaurant
in GREENWICH VILLAGE
Very sad on this Super Bowl Sunday, to lose Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was a phenominal actor, but more important, I'm certain he was a nice human being .. It's sad that he was not able to ocercome drugs ..
Hoffman was one of the greatest actors of his time and a favorite of mine .. He talent and range were incrediable .. I see some great actors turn in lots of great performances but often some great actors play almost the smae similar rolls .. Not the case with Hoffman, who as I observed myself over the years that most of his rolls were very different and he was able to portray different varied charactors and personalities with great aplomb .. Take for examples hsi rolls as Scotty in Boogie Nights, the smug kid in Scent of a Woman, Brandt in the Big Lebowski opposite Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, and his Oscar Winning performance for Best Actor portraying Truman Capote in Capote .. Hoffman was always marvelous, witness his roll in Charlie Wilson War, Pirate Radio, and Before The Devil Knows You're Dead ...
I saw Philip around the neighborhood on occasion in my local cafe, at Bar Pitti, adn walking the streets of our beloved Greenwich Village ..
I had a nice little encounter with Phillip once. I walaking into my local cafe and philip was walking out with a coffee .. I just told him that I loved his work, and he nodded and sincerely thanked me .. And I do beleive it was sincere, that it was just a little brief complement that he did appreciate, he was on his way, and I was on mine, and happy that I got the oportunity to just let a great artist know how i enjoyed his work and the artistry in it, and that all.
Philip Seymour Hofaman, "Rest in Peace" sorry you left us too soon ....