Watch: Stunning Twenty-Minute Philip Seymour Hoffman Tribute Video

By March 4, 2014

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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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss,, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.
  • Ernest B Ingalls

    I really enjoyed the character in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”. We have lost a truly gifted individual. My heartfelt “Thank You” for this tribute.

  • John A Casey

    My heart hurts after this one. What a stirring tribute to truly innovative talent.

  • Susan P Graham

    How perfect. I cried all the way through. Hollywood has lost a bright and shining star. His versatility and depth and connection to his roles shine for all to see.

  • Richard R Moore

    Great tribute for a real star! It is heartbreaking to hear of his suffering at the hands of his addiction. Goes to show you that something so insidious knows no bounds. He will be missed.

  • Michael I Payton

    Truly a wonderful tribute. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I guess demons come for anyone. RIP Mr. Hoffman!

  • William B Valencia

    So sad. He had alot already under his belt and so much more to look forward to. I hope his contributions will be remembered.