Transcript for Remembering the Work of Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman is being remembered as one of the most talented and respected actors of his generation. Known for intensity onscreen and kindness offscreen. Chris Connelly has his story. True currency in the bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool. Reporter: He shared it all. In his generous performances. This is the scene of the movie where you help me out. Reporter: Performances that could convey a character's outward mean and deepest severaseverlf. You're controlling the expression on your face. My face? What exactly are you accusing me of? Reporter: And disint great as a crew member in "Boogie night." I'm a Idiot. Reporter: He would fully embrace the actor's life. A 1991 "Law & order" episode. And in "Scent of a woman." He could shine in "Mission impossible 3." And kching fire. He had filmed scenes for the rest of the hunger games series. Hoffman became one of the most claimed actors of his time. He grabbed my hand and he said to me, talk. Just talk. So I won't break down. It's too painful. The Oscar goes to -- Philip Seymour Hoffman. Reporter: In 2006, he won best actor for playing the title role in "Capote." The part requiring months of research, physical and mental transformations. My mom's name is Marilyn o'connor. She's here tonight. She brought up four kids alone. She deserves a congratulations for that. And -- be proud, mom, because I'm proud of you. And we're here tonight. And it's so good. Thank you. Reporter: He once said his life was transformed by a play he saw when he was 12. His passing is a huge loss for the stage. He never shied away from the most challenging roles. He never did, thank you, Chris. At the super bowl yesterday, around a lot of people who worked with him. And, just a sadness, and just a respect that he had among his peers. To see someone go who has so much more to give is so heart
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