Sunday, February 2, 2014

R.I.P. Phillip Seymour Hoffman: 1967-2014

There were a lot of amazing roles that Phillip Seymour Hoffman inhabated but it was his channeling of the late, great Lester Bangs in Almost Famous that endears him to music nerds the world over!


  1. He never played anyone, he WAS. God bless he & his family.

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  3. That's a cool photo of Phillip Hoffman. He never seemed like a very healthy person and I didn't expect him to live into his 90s or anything, but I was so shocked when they announced his sudden death. Immediately I thought of the numerous roles he played in so many movies I love, and of course the Lester Bangs character is among the favorites. I always wondered if he knew about Bangs before taking on the role or if he just did some good research after receiving it.
    Good to see your blog still around. Cheers!

  4. I am quite a Hunger Games fan and thought he was excellent as the gamesmaker in "catching fire"

  5. Clarence.
    Perfectly put!

    Jerry lee
    The man had so many sterling moment but this one is my personal fave.

    SF Doomed
    I gathered that when Crowe asked him to do the role he had already read "Carburetor Dung".

    That role ensures the upcoming generation will lionize him as well!


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