Stand­out per­for­mances

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - OBITUARY - OS­CAR-win­ner philip Sey­mour, who was found dead in his New York apart­ment on Sun­day, was a cel­e­brated “ac­tor’s ac­tor”. here are some of his most no­table roles and awards.

The Hunger Games: Catch­ing Fire (2013, as plutarch heav­ens­bee) in one of his most re­cent roles, hoff­man was seen in the sec­ond in­stal­ment of the block­buster The Hunger Games fran­chise. he had also been cast in two more instalments of the se­ries set for re­lease in Nov 2014 and Nov 2015, re­spec­tively. Jack Goes Boat­ing (2010, in ti­tle role as Jack) The drama-com­edy marked hoff­man’s cin­e­matic di­rec­to­rial de­but, and he scored a Best Ac­tor win from the Chlotrudis Awards for in­de­pen­dent film. The Master (2012, as lan­caster Dodd) hoff­man’s per­fo­mance as a charist­matic cult leader op­po­site a trou­bled World War ii veteran played by Joaquin phoenix landed him his fourth Os­car nom­i­na­tion. The Ides Of March (2011, as paul Zara) hoff­man’s per­for­mance as se­nior Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial cam­paign man­ager paul Zara earned him a Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tor nom­i­na­tion at Bri­tain’s Bafta Awards. The film was nom­i­nated for Best Writ­ing at the Os­cars and got four Golden Globes nods. Synec­doche, New York (2008, in lead role as Caden Co­tard) in this crit­i­cally ac­claimed film, hoff­man stars as a strug­gling theatre di­rec­tor who mounts an am­bi­tious pro­duc­tion: a life-sized replica of New York City in­side a ware­house. Doubt (2008, as Fa­ther Bren­dan Flynn) hoff­man starred along­side Meryl Streep in an Os­car-nom­i­nated role as an an­guished Catholic priest sus­pected of mo­lest­ing a teenage boy, earn­ing an Os­car nod for Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tor. Based on John pa­trick Shan­ley’s suc­cess­ful stage play, the film is cel­e­brated for scenes in which hoff­man’s char­ac­ter wages ver­bal war­fare with his ac­cuser, Streep’s Sis­ter Aloy­sius. (2007, as Gust Avrako­tos) hoff­man is com­pelling in his Os­carnom­i­nated role as a foul-mouthed CiA agent. The film, which also stars Tom hanks, was also nom­i­nated five times at the Golden Globes, in­clud­ing one nod for hoff­man. Be­fore The Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007, in lead role as Andy) in an un­lik­able turn, hoff­man plays a char­ac­ter who or­gan­ises with his brother the rob­bery of their par­ents’ jewelry store. But the job goes hor­ri­bly wrong. Mag­no­lia (1999, as phil pharma) hoff­man plays a nurse who finds a dy­ing show pro­ducer’s es­tranged son in the film, nom­i­nated three times for an Academy Award. The Tal­ented Mr Ri­p­ley (1999, as Fred­die Miles) Although cast along­side A-list favourites Matt Da­mon, Jude law and Gwyneth pal­trow, hoff­man steals the show in a sup­port­ing role as the du­plic­i­tous prep­pie Fred­die Miles. The Big Le­bowski (1998, as Brandt) in a rare com­edy ap­pear­ance, hoff­man plays me­di­a­tor be­tween an un­em­ployed los Angeles slacker and a mil­lion­aire of the same name for whom he is mis­taken. Boo­gie Nights (1997, as Scotty J) in his break­out per­for­mance, hoff­man plays an in­se­cure gay boom op­er­a­tor who has a crush on a porn star, played by Mark Wahlberg. – AFp

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