I didn’t think anything could possibly ruin the Super Bowl, but the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death certainly killed the mood. Hoffman died on Sunday in his Manhattan apartment of a drug overdose at the age of 46. He was an incredibly talented actor and had critical roles in some of our favorite movies. We loved him in “Boogie Nights,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Almost Famous” and “Moneyball.” But one thing we will never forget was his awesome work as Sandy Lyle in “Along Came Polly.” Man, was he great portraying that washed up child actor. His “Let it Rain” scene on the basketball playground was tremendous. Ball in! I seriously cannot watch that scene without busting up.
Hoffman also was pretty awesome playing former Oakland A’s manager Art Howe. His preoccupation with his contract was great, as was this scene about Carlos Pena:
Oh man, and how can we do a tribute post to Hoffman and not include his laugh in Lebowski: