WOW This was hard to narrow down to 20
A list of my personal best performances of Philip Seymour Hoffman who is one of my favourite actors of all time.
He won a best actor Oscar for playing Truman Capote in the film Capote and was also nominated 3 times fot his supporting roles in for The Master,Doubt and Charlie Wilson's War.
He has had small roles in some of the best films of 90s like The Big Lebowski,Almost Famous and Boogie Nights which was Directed
Paul Thomas Anderson who also Directed Hoffman in
Hard Eight,Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love and The Master.
All that said he is still underrated by many exceptional in lead role in such films as Before The Devil Knows your Dead,The Savages,Love Lizza,The Ides of March and A Late Quartet.
Sadly he past away in february 2014.
But luckly he left behind such a large quality of performance.
25th Hour,The Big Lewboski,The Hunger Games,The Talented Mr Ripply,State and Main,Twister and Gods Pocket
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row. (114 mins.)
A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. (104 mins.)
Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, a web designer turns to gasoline fumes and remote-control airplanes while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law. (90 mins.)
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. (188 mins.)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax. (117 mins.)
A Late Quartet
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. (105 mins.)
The Ides of March
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. (134 mins.)
A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father. (114 mins.)
A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history. (104 mins.)
Jack Goes Boating
A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. (91 mins.)
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
Synecdoche, New York
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Charlie Wilson's War
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. (102 mins.)
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. (95 mins.)
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door. (112 mins.)
A Most Wanted Man
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
“ Quietly devastating ” - Connor1219