He was one of the seven actors to win an Oscar, a BAFTA Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award (The Screen Actors Guild Award) for the same role and sadly we had to say goodbye to the amazing Philip Seymour Hoffman. In his honor, here are ten movies to see with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
1. Capote (2005)
In November, 1959, Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the author of Breakfast at Tiffany, read an article on the last page of the famous New York Times. The article is about the murder of four members of the Clutter family on a farm in Holcomb, Kansas. Similar stories appear in newspapers almost every day, but something about this one catches Capote’s attention. It was an opportunity, he thought about for a while, to apply the theory that in the hands of the right writer, non-fiction could pass as fiction.
2. Flawless (1999)
Walt (Robert De Niro) is a cop who lives in a bad neighborhood and is very unhappy with his strange neighbors, including many transvestites. Despite his obvious contempt for homosexuals, Walt befriends Rusty (Hoffman) until each discovers the other’s secret.
3. Doubt (2008)
1964. The charismatic priest Flynn tries to inspire enthusiasm among the rigid traditions of St. Nicholas school in the Bronx. The winds of change beat in the country, and the school accepts the first student of color. But when Sister James suspects that Father Flynn has an unnatural care for one his student, a war begins between principals and teachers.
4. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Introducing Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter for Michel Gondry’s movies Human Nature and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. His directorial debut is Synecdoche, New York. Philipp Seymour Hoffman stars in this film as a theater director who tried to build a replica of New York in a giant warehouse to serve a new theater show.
5. The Savages (2007)
A sister and a brother (Linney and Hoffman) are beginning to realize the true family responsibilities, when they are forced to care for their ailing father. Lenny Savage must move from the house where she lived in the past years. Being in an advanced state of dementia, the old man cannot lead a life on his own, and so his kids (Jon and Wendy) come to Sun City to move him into a nursing home. Not having other options, the two hospitalized him a modest center. Both brothers are relatively unfulfilled and depressed, they are still unmarried and having jobs in which they do not earn very well. The film follows strained family relations.
6. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
Andy (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is in a bad mood and needs money. His brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke) is in the same situation. The brothers find a way make money by robbing their parents’ jewelry store. Although initially their plan seemed very well prepared, things take an unexpected turn.
7. Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Jack (Hoffman), a limo driver with a deep passion for marijuana, seeks different ways to improve his charm with the women. Adaptation of the play Jack Goes Boating written by playwright Bob Glaudini, the movie tells the story of love, betrayal and friendship between two couples of New Yorkers in the middle class.
8. Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
The trio of Oscar winners Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich, Closer) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote, The Savages) evolve under the indications of director Mike Nichols (Closer, The Graduate) on a script written by an Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men and the West Wing series).
9. The Boat that Rocked (2009)
A group of DJs take advantage of a loophole in British law the 60s and set up a pirate radio station that emits from a boat anchored in the North Sea. Under the baton of romantic comedy specialist Richard Curtis are gathered some of the most famous British actors, in a battle between amateur DJs who love rock and the British government, a jazz enthusiast.
10. The Master (2012)
Hoffman, who played supporting roles in many of Anderson’s films, will now be the central character in Master – a charismatic intellectual who lays the foundation of a religious organization that begins to attract the American ’50s masses.
The story focuses on the relationship between Master and Freddie, a 20 -something slacker who – after trying many crafts – remains to be the Deputy Master. When the followers begin to grow numerically, Freddie begins to ask questions about his mentor and his new religion.