Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Gust Avrakotos in Charlie Wilson’s War
While not his most celebrated, this was for me his most quintessential role. The rage and the reason he wove together spanned the depth of a man committed to saving the world, from itself, even while that same world spit in the eyes of the rescue party. If you haven’t seen Charlie Wilson’s War, see it.
If Phillip was not the finest pure actor of the last 20 years, then he is at minimum firmly entrenched in any argument on the topic worth engagement.
When legends fall we instantly wish we had received more from them in their time. Hoffman left us with more than enough. Do not reach into the ethos for more, discover what is about your feet already.