After taking a day to process the news that Phillip Seymour Hoffman died you start to look back at his legacy. The Academy Award winning actor was found yesterday morning dead of an apparent heroin overdose in his New York City Apartment. He was discovered by his good friend and screenwriter David Katz who was called by Phillips; girlfriend after Phillip failed to pick up their three kids in the morning. Katz called Hoffman's assistant to open the apartment door and they found the actor with a needle in his arm and ten heroin envelopes strewn around him. Two were empty and the others were full.
I loved how Hoffman could do anything in film. Probably my two favorite roles for him showed what kind of range he had. My favorite is his portrayal of Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. His part was small but he was just so on and so dynamic with it and kept that movie together.
Another role that I think showed off his ability to play anyone was the movie Flawless starring Robert DeNiro. Hoffman played a drag queen who helps DeNiro after DeNiro suffers a stroke. It is just a role that takes a special actor to want to even take on and he did so in an amazing way.