Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Portrait of Seymour by Nigel Parry

"I think you should be serious about what you do because this is it. This is the only life you’ve got." - Phillip Seymour Hoffman

“To have that concentration to act well is like lugging things up staircases in your brain. I think that’s a thing people don’t understand. It is that exhausting. If you’re doing it well, if you’re concentrating the way you need to, if your will and your concentration and emotional and imagination and emotional life are all in tune, concentrated and working together in that role, that is just like lugging weights upstairs with your head…And I don’t think that should get any easier."

He found characters who had unseemly characters and struggled with vices and weirdness and he brought them to life, provoking in us emotions to hate, fear, sympathize, laugh, and admire. For his his talent, artistry, and transformations that showed another side of humanness, we respect and thank you. For the man behind the method: the father, son, and man, you will be missed greatly. We wish you rest in peace.

//1967-2014//