ELLE remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman

As the industry pays tribute

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Following the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, tributes have poured out from industry friends and co-stars.
Robert De Niro said, ‘I'm very, very saddened by the passing of Phil. He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say: “This just shouldn't be.”’
Jennifer Lawrence described her co-star as ‘such an incredible actor’ and Julianne Moore, who co-starred with Seymour Hoffman in Boogie Nights, Magnolia and The Big Lebowski, said: 'I feel so fortunate to have known and worked with the extraordinary Philip Seymour Hoffman, and am deeply saddened by his passing.'
The late Oscar-winning actor was one of the most respected talents in the industry with an extraordinary body of work that stands as testament to his versatility. In memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman, we've picked our favourite films that showcase his diversity and brilliance…
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Boogie Nights

Arguably, the role that put him on the map. PSH was unforgettable as the insecure Scotty J.

The Big Lebowski

Proof a great actor only needs a few minutes on screen to win an audience. His brief appearance as Lebowski’s manservant was perfection.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

PSH’s turn as flash, boorish playboy Freddie Miles was devilishly good.

Almost Famous

The actor got it so right as notorious rock critic Lester Bangs.

Capote

PSH won an Oscar for his triumphant portrayal of American author Truman Capote.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

PSH made Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee deliciously sinister.

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