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10 must-see Philip Seymour Hoffman double features

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The recent loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) has saddened the motion picture and theater communities, not to mention fans across the globe. Fortunately, the actor left a legacy of unique performances behind on film. Here are 10 suggested double features to remember him by.

10. For films focused on politics, Hoffman delivered diplomatic supporting performances in George Clooney’s The Ides of March (2011) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007) directed by Mike Nichols, for which Hoffman was nominated for an Oscar.

9. Under the direction of Francis Lawrence, Hoffman plays Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 due out later this year.

8. Hoffman poked fun at acting in John Hamburg’s Along Came Polly (2004) and screenwriting in David Mamet’s State and Main (2000).

7. For director Anthony Minghella, Hoffman costarred with Jude Law in small yet memorable roles in Cold Mountain (2003) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).

6. Hoffman played radio disc jockeys, circa 1960s, for director Richard Curtis in Pirate Radio (2009) and for Cameron Crowe, circa the 1970s, in Almost Famous (2000).

5. In 2007, Hoffman fueled the family dynamic in Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, directed by Sidney Lumet, and The Savages, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins.

4. Early on, Hoffman stood out in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ensemble films Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999). An alternative double feature is PTA’s Punch Drunk Love (2002) and Hard Eight (1996).

3. Based on true stories, Hoffman portrayed Major League Baseball manager Art Howe and writer Truman Capote for director Bennet Miller respectively in Moneyball (2011) and Capote (2005) for which he received a Best Actor Oscar.

2. In Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York (2008), Hoffman plays a director onscreen yet he’s the actual director (and star) of Jack Goes Boating (2010).

1. Amy Adams and Hoffman received Oscar nominations when costarring together in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt (2008) and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012).


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