The annual “In Memoriam” segment at the Academy Awards always serves as an emotional reminder of the many talents that Hollywood has lost over the course of a year, but there are always a few faces that pop up in the montage that still feel too fresh. At this year’s ceremony, one of those faces was surely that of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away mere weeks ago. Although the segment is obviously limited by a number of factors, it never feels quite good enough to honor those it intends to — which is why this new, longform tribute video to Hoffman is arriving just in the nick of time.
At just over twenty minutes, the video (put together by the clearly very talented Caleb Slain, via /Film) uses plenty of clips from his many roles (Slain shares that he used work from 47 films and that making the video took over 200 hours), along with a few interviews with the man himself to round out his process and talents. This is one heck of a definitive work, and it is a must-see for all of Hoffman’s fans.
Dig in and give it a watch now:
What is your favorite Hoffman role? Did you forget about some of these before watching the video?
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