Philip Seymour Hoffman

“Where do we begin – where will he end?” that’s David Thomson, marvelling at Hoffman’s varied talents and massive potential in his Biographical Dictionary of Film. As of today, we know the answer to the second bit: he’ll end up dead at 46, from a drug overdose. It’s heartbreaking. The films I can remember immediately are the Talented Mr. Ripley, Hard eight, Capote and The Master, but I know there’s tons more, and in all of them he’s totally watchable and exactly what the film requires. Such a sad, sad waste.