I posted this on Facebook yesterday:
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an extraordinarily capable actor that disappeared into virtually every one of his characters. His role in Magnolia is marked by fierce human compassion; his brilliant portrayals in The Master and Synecdoche, New York provided some of my all-time favorite performances; his ferocity was on display in Punch-Drunk Love; and his roles in Capote, Doubt, Moneyball, Along Came Polly, and even The Hunger Games: Catching Fire showed his immense talent. He will be deeply missed.
I don’t know what else to say except that he was one of the greatest actors of our generation and that he was magnetic, brilliant, and involving through every one of his performances.
I posted a video that sums up my thoughts in a few minutes right here,
What a tragic loss for the film industry.