THE SCREENING ROOM: Lengthy Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman Honors Actor's Legacy

By Playbill Staff
March 5, 2014

A 20-minute-long clip of scenes from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's films has been created in tribute to the award-winning actor.



The clip, created by filmmaker Caleb Slain, includes scenes from 47 movies, including "Almost Famous," "Flawless," "The Master" and "Doubt," highlighting Hoffman's versatility. 

"200 hours of work went into breaking down 47 of Hoffman's films," Slain wrote on his Vimeo page. "Compiling his legacy has been one of the most challenging experiences I've ever faced as an editor, and yet indescribably rewarding. I can assure you that after 22 years on screen and nearly fifty films, we now look at the work of an actor who never had a single dishonest moment on camera. I know because I've seen them all. Please take a breather and raise your glasses to one of our greatest."

Hoffman died Feb. 2 at age 46. His performances in three Broadway plays led to three Tony Award nominations, most recently for portraying Willy Loman in the 2012 revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He was also nominated for Best Leading Actor in Sam Shepard’s True West in 2000 and for Best Featured Actor in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey Into Night in 2003.

Read Playbill.com's obituary for Mr. Hoffman here.

P.S. Hoffman (A Tribute) from Caleb Slain on Vimeo.