Monday, February 03, 2014
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
I had the pleasure of watching Phillip Seymour Hoffman work, while working as background on the film DOUBT a few years back. I was sitting in a set of a church and he was delivering a few homilies as Father Flynn. He'd flub a line or two, start again. He'd crack a joke between takes. When he was on and he was firing on all cylinders, everyone was mesmerized. There was a joy in the work, something that every actor should strive for. He looked like he was having the time of his life. It was great to watch. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was a true giant of the acting profession, whose work will live on forever. Rest in peace.