Philip Seymour Hoffman: A look at some of his unforgettable roles
Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays writer Truman Capote in a scene from the film, 'Capote' (Sony Pictures Classics)
Published Sunday, February 2, 2014 9:47PM EST
Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday in his New York City apartment. The accomplished actor and director, who could breathe life into almost any role he took on, leaves behind an impressive legacy of work.
Hoffman was nominated three times for the Academy Award for best supporting actor, including for “Charlie Wilson’s War,” "The Master," and "Doubt." He won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in “Capote.”
Most recently, the prolific actor also starred in the hugely popular "Hunger Games" films.
In the wake of Hoffman’s death, here’s a look back at five of his memorable performances:
1997: "Boogie Nights"
Considered perhaps his breakout role, Hoffman plays a gay production assistant working for a pornography film crew in this Paul Thomas Anderson movie.
1998: "The Big Lebowski"
In this Coen Brothers' cult classic, Hoffman plays Brandt, the Big Lebowski’s personal assistant. The supporting role cemented his reputation for playing socially awkward, yet endearing characters.
2000: "Almost Famous"
In this classic coming-of-age tale, Hoffman took on the role of music journalist Lester Bang.
Hoffman took centre stage as the titular role in the 2005 Truman Capote biopic. His portrayal of the author won Hoffman an Academy Award in 2006 for best actor.
In 2011’s baseball pic Moneyball, Hoffman starred alongside Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill with his portrayal of real-life former Oakland Athletics manager Art Howe.