R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman | Let It Rain Basketball Scene

Published on February 3rd, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 2,413 views

Let it Rain. The world lost one of it’s finest actors today and the Knicks lost one of their biggest fans. Philip Seymour Hoffman — last seen in the Hunger Games sequel — was found dead, at the age of 46, in his apartment from an apparent drug overdose.

Although I saw many films with Hoffman before 1997, it was in 97 when I saw Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights and then months later, Todd Solondz’ Happiness and that’s when I became a Hoffman fan.

For the next decade, he continued to flourish with bigger and more challenging roles. And in 2005, he was given an Oscar for his amazing portrayal of writer Truman Capote in the film Capote. Hoffman was also nominated three times for supporting roles and probably should have been nominated for a couple of other film, such as The Savages.

The following are my favorite performances (Not Films) by Hoffman and to justify the existence of this post on a site dedicated mainly to basketball, I included (above) the one redeeming scene from the 2004 comedy Along Came Polly with Ben Stiller.

  1.  Capote
  2.  Happiness
  3.  The Master
  4.  Mission Impossible 3
  5.  Magnolia
  6.  Punch Drunk Love
  7.  Boogie Nights
  8.  MoneyBall
  9.  25th Hour
  10.  Before the Devil Know’s Your Dead

Below are some memorable scenes with the actor that I am truly going to miss seeing in future films.




About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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