I think many of us were stunned by how deeply affecting Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was yesterday – after all, it’s not like we actually knew him. I did see him a few times in NYC and could never quite comprehend the man that stood before me, slightly pot-bellied and smoking a cig on the street corner. His talent was so celestial – it must have been difficult to be human, I usually thought. But instead of being sad, I am thankful for every person and every moment that nurtured him in a way that allowed him to give so much of himself to his audience before he returned to his ethereal home.
Enjoy this short clip from his role in one of my favorite movies, Almost Famous. He talks about friendship and how “the only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”
Thank you for being “honest” and “unmerciful” with your craft, PSH. Wishing you peace and an afterlife full of great film roles.