Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman With This Tribute To His Amazing Work

Philip Seymour Hoffman was truly one of Hollywood's most gifted performers, and when he died one year ago today, he left behind a notable void in the movie industry. Thankfully, one of the truly beautiful things about film is that it can be cherished and appreciated forever, always reminding us of the incredible beauty an artist can produce. That's why we are incredibly grateful to have this 22-minute supercut, highlighting some of the greatest moments in the dearly departed actor's career.

This video, which was edited by Vimeo user Caleb Slain, was actually first created and posted online nearly a year ago - shortly after Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing - but now that it is the anniversary of the great actor's death, the clip has been circulating around the internet, reminding us of exactly what we lost. At the length of a 30-minute TV show without commercials, it's a lot to take in, but it also does an incredible job showing how chameleon-like Hoffman could be in a role. As the video cuts from film to film, you occasionally feel the need to double take as you sometimes forget that you are watching the same performer.

While the video doesn't encompass Philip Seymour Hoffman's entire back catalog of films, it really does hit on all of the really important titles - be they small dramas like Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York or blockbusters like J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III. While there isn't a list of the movies as they appear in the video (you'll notice that multiple titles have multiple clips featured), but Caleb Slain has provided the full list of films from which you can see footage above:

2012 A Late Quartet2012 The Master2011 Moneyball2011 The Ides of March2010 Jack Goes Boating2009 The Invention of Lying2009 Pirate Radio2009 Mary and Max2008 Doubt2008 Synecdoche, New York2007 Charlie Wilson's War2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead2007 The Savages2006 Mission: Impossible III2005 Capote2005 Empire Falls (TV Movie)2004 Along Came Polly2003 Cold Mountain2003 Mattress Man Commercial (Video short)2003 Owning Mahowny2002 25th Hour2002 Punch-Drunk Love2002 Love Liza2000 Almost Famous2000 State and Main1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley1999 Magnolia1999 Flawless1998 Patch Adams1998 Happiness1998 The Big Lebowski1998 Next Stop Wonderland1998 Montana1997 Boogie Nights1996 Twister1996 Hard Eight1994 Nobody's Fool1994 When a Man Loves a Woman1993 Money for Nothing1993 My Boyfriend's Back1992 Scent of a Woman1992 Leap of Faith1991 Law & Order

In retrospect, what still really hurts about the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman is the fact that he could have had so many years of brilliance ahead of him. Even if he had retired at the age of 65 we still would have had him around making art for another 20 years, sharing his wonderful gifts the world and working with filmmakers to make their stories that much more powerful and/or funny. It's a tragic death that we will continue to mourn for years.

In remembrance of Philip Seymour Hoffman, hit the comments below to tell us what role you will always remember him for.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.