Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman's Best Roles, 1 Year After His Death

It's hard to believe it's been a full year since Philip Seymour Hoffman's untimely death from a drug overdose on February 2, 2014. The four-time Academy Award nominee (with one win for his leading role in Capote) was such a presence on screen, it almost seems as if he should have been invincible. Even in the most forgettable of films, you couldn't help but be captivated by Hoffman's commanding performance. And, each role was unique — the actor was never typecast — whether he was playing the shy boom operator in Boogie Nights or a powerful cult leader in The Master

Hoffman appeared in 63 movies and TV shows over the course of his too-short career. Ahead, we take a look at just eight notable performances. It only provides a peek at Hoffman's impressive filmography, and we highly recommend taking a deeper dive to fully appreciate what a true artist he was. 

Opener image: REX USA/Jamie Simonds/BAFTA/Rex.