Monday, 3 February 2014

RIP PSH

Today the news reported that Philip Seymour Hoffman had passed away. None of us knew him, but he was an actor that so many people have connected to - the responses to the news of his death on Facebook and Twitter show the impact he has had. He was such a talented man, always choosing such interesting roles from blockbuster flicks like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (the sequels of which he was working on at the time of his death), to smaller scale films like the animated Mary and Max. His portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote, which was breathtaking and unnerving, won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Whether he was playing a lead or supporting role he dominated the screen, being fully committed to every character.

He was a hugely talented man, not flashy, and dedicated to his family - for these reasons I will always respect him and celebrate his body of work. He leaves behind his partner Mimi O'Donnell, son Cooper (10), and daughters Tallulah (7) and Willa (5).

Below I have compiled a collection of his films that we have at the library. Do yourself a favour and watch them! Revisit old one, see new ones, and join me as we admire this talented man.

* photo courtesy of JB Hi-Fi
* photo courtesy of JB Hi-Fi
* photo courtesy of JB Hi-Fi
* photo courtesy of  Wikipedia
* photo courtesy of JB Hi-Fi
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* photo courtesy of  Wikipedia
* photo courtesy of  Wikipedia
* photo courtesy of  Wikipedia
* photo courtesy of  Wikipedia

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