Philip Seymour Hoffman: A True Artist

Posted Monday February 3, 2014 9:50 AM GMT

The entertainment world suffered a massive loss when Philip Seymour Hoffman died on Sunday (February 2), and the 46-year-old thespian made an indelible mark on the film industry during his far-too-short career.

Hoffman, the father of three children by longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell, loved every expression of acting from major blockbusters like “Mission: Impossible III” to lighthearted comedies such as “Along Came Polly,” and he especially took to indie roles like “Synecdoche, New York” as well as stage productions.

In honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s generous contributions to film, GossipCenter celebrates some of his most notable projects.

“Capote”- Considered by many to be Hoffman’s most excellent work, playing the role of Truman Capote in 2005 earned Philip both an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

“The Master”- As Lancaster Dodd, Philip embodied the spirit of the charismatic leader of The Cause, perfectly complementing the riveting performances of Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.

“Doubt”- Hoffman was never afraid to broach any topic, and when he was offered the role of embroiled priest Father Brendan Flynn, he was so compelling he almost eclipsed costars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.

“Charlie Wilson’s War”- Surrounded by an ensemble comprised of Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, and Emily Blunt, Philip brought a certain authenticity to his Gust Avraktos character.

“Moneyball”- Again, Hoffman wasn’t the top-billed name on the marquee, and yet he contributed just as much mojo to the project as Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”- Showing his impressive range, Philip fit in flawlessly with younger stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

“Boogie Nights”- Who could forget Philip Seymour Hoffman as the awkward porn studio assistant Scotty J! Even his drooling over Mark Wahlberg’s well-hung Dirk Diggler was convincing.

While we may never understand all the complexities that led to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, we will always have his work to remind us of what greatness looks like.