Top 5 roles of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Top 5 roles of Philip Seymour Hoffman

There are very few actors who truly ‘own’ their part in a film, and leave a great impact on the audience even with the smallest of roles. The legendary American actor cum director, Philip Seymour Hoffman was one such person who made a wonderful impression with each of his fine performances. Making a mark in theater and films both, Hoffman knew very well how to get into the skin of the character, and yet bring something of his own into each of his performances. Most critics agree to the fact that Hoffman had the unique ability to bring in some kind of humanity to his roles, such that people could actually relate to those characters and believe in them. An unexpected and sad death of Hoffman at the age of 46 shocked the world, but he left behind some of his greatest works. Listed here are the best 5 roles played by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

1. Dean Trumbell in ‘Punch-Drunk Love’

This is that role which made ‘mattress man’ a common everyday term. Even the simplest of his mannerisms and dialogs were enough to make him a star! He was literally the dude that everyone praised in the film.

2. Sandy Lyle in ‘Along Came Polly’

Brilliant comic timing, and some kind of magical perfectionism made Hoffman stand out well in this film. These are the kinds of roles that most directors know only Hoffman could pull off, and nobody can even get close to him.

3. Truman Capote in ‘Capote’

He essayed the role of the famous author Truman Capote in this beautiful film, which even won him an Oscar. The little nuances of this character that were caught by Hoffman intelligently were displayed stunningly well in the film.

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