Audiophile: Listen SmarterRemembering Philip Seymour Hoffman through his unforgettable performances
It's the rare actor — maybe even the singular actor — who could elevate any movie simply by appearing in it. Philip Seymour Hoffman was that actor.
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Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The Atlantic, Outside Magazine, and Think Progress.
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