In Memoriam - Philip Seymour Hoffman
One of the best actors of all time.
Here some of his best performances in spotlight-stealing supporting roles:
+ George Willis Jr. - Scent of a Woman, 1992
+ Scotty J. - Boogie Nights, 1997
+ Brandt, The Big Lebowsky, 1998
+ Lester Bangs, Almost Famous, 2000
+ Freddy Lounds, Red Dragon, 2002
+ Dean Trumbell, Punch Drunk Love, 2002
+ Plutarch Heavenbee, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire & Mockingjay, 2013- 2015.
+ Owen Davian, Mission: Impossible: III - Ghost Protocol, 2006
+ The Count, The Boat That Rocked, 2009
+ Jacob Elinsky, 25th Hour, 2002
Many thanks to mister Spike Lee for those two masterpieces of -political- music video.
Director Spike Lee was hesitant to cast Halle Berry as a drug addict in his 1991 movie Jungle Fever, because he thought she was too beautiful for the role. He says, “Halle Berry, that’s her first film, Vivian, the two-dollar crack ho (sic). So when she came in, true story, I said, ‘You know what, you’re too fine to play a crack ho’, But (she said), ‘Spike, I can do it, I can do it’. I couldn’t buy it, I didn’t see it. She came back one more time, as the character. That was it.”