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Poll: What Was Philip Seymour Hoffman's Greatest Genre Role?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson)
What was the greatest role of Philip Seymour Hoffman?

It's time for the results of last times poll and the new question.

On Sunday, the brilliant character actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment. Hunger Games costar Elizabeth Banks said she's still in shock over his death. "He is an absolutely amazing actor, respected by everyone and part of our family at 'The Hunger Games,'" Banks said, "We will miss him terribly, and obviously, (we're) really upset for his children and his partner."

The 46-year-old actor played head gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the films. Since he still had a week left of filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and 2 and hadn't completed a key scene his role  was thought to be in jeopardy. But Lionsgate says his death will have no impact on the film and Hollywood Reporter is saying they'll be using CGI to complete his final scenes.  A source said, "You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you re not focusing on him but the people he s talking to." So, they're going to do shots where he's not facing the camera.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is due to be released on November 21, 2014, while Part 2 is scheduled for a November 20, 2015 release.

Hollywood has lost a brilliant actor whose range and emotional depth will be sorely missed. His genre roles are legendary even if the movie was terrible. Here's a list of his genre films:

1. My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

2. Twister (1996)

3. Titanic 2000: A Vampire's Lust is Unsinkable (1999)

4. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

So here's the question: What was the greatest genre role of Philip Seymour Hoffman?

Vote below and come back in two weeks for the results and the next poll.

The results of last week's poll - Smackdown: Worf vs. Chewbacca  - is Worf wins by a narrow 52%. So it was a close battle. It's funny because, in the comments, most people said Chewbacca would win. As Nisse said, "Klingons don't pull people's arms out of their socket when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that."

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  1. His "genre" roles were all pretty bad. He did a lot of good work with PT Anderson in "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia," and "Punch Drunk Love" where he played a mattress salesman/phone sex pimp. And while I still have no clue what was going on he did a good job in "Synecdoche, New York." (I have no clue how to spell it either.) And a couple of early weaselly roles in "Scent of a Woman" and "Nobody's Fool." That's a good body of work there.

    Surprising he never got into any big superhero movies or anything. He could have made a good Lex Luthor or something. So it goes.

  2. Non-genre would definitely be The Big Lebowski.

  3. Dusty, Twister.
    I agree with Alex on the Big Lebowski. Also liked him as Truman Capote.

  4. I personally liked him in The Hunger Games.


  5. Nisse SöderströmFebruary 7, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    "Capote" - the way he altered his entire way of speaking, his movements and his posture to perfectly mimic the complex personality of truman capote was just amazing

  6. Nisse SöderströmFebruary 7, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    i would have loved to see him do a lex luthor!

  7. I chose Twister. Sorry he left us.


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