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Tom Hardy on Playing Twins in ‘Legend,’ Being Seen as a Tough Guy, and Working with Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hardy speaks about why he challenged himself to play twins, what he thinks of his tough guy image, and working with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who directed him on stage.

Steve Coogan on Filling Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Shoes and Becoming ‘Happyish’

"This is kind of like a vacation for me. All I have to do is concentrate on the character and capture the voice.” - Steve Coogan on Happyish

Trailer: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is ... Read more

Andrew Garfield on Working with Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Reaction to Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Balancing His Career

It’s no longer a surprise to see Andrew Garfield go from starring in a blockbuster Spider-Man movie to appearing in an indie drama like 99 Homes. Nonetheless, his opinions on finding a balance between such projects and his experiences in his decade-long career reflect an actor who is still learning from his peers and finding his role in the industry. He spoke to The Daily Beast about also working with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and his thoughts on the reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Garfield worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman in the acting great’s final Broadway appearance, Death ... Read more

Christina Hendricks on ‘God’s Pocket’ and Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman: Some scenes “still stand out in Technicolor”

Christina Hendricks might have been on a summer break from Mad Men when she shot the film God’s Pocket, but she didn’t take a break from one of her co-stars. John Slattery directed the Sundance-premiered indie film that also starred the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hendricks reminisced with Vulture about the Oscar-winning actor and what her memories were of him. She shared, “…my first meeting with him and my first rehearsal really stood out. I was so nervous and I realized so quickly how warm and giving and collaborative he was. And each scene was so special to me. There are ... Read more

Review: Philip Seymour Hoffman in John Slattery’s ‘God’s Pocket’

If there is some kind of magic pill I could take that would make me enjoy a mediocre movie, then I would have gladly taken it for God’s Pocket. I went into the film really hoping to like John Slattery’s writing and directing debut. Slattery is a wonderful actor and I’ve enjoyed the episodes of Mad Men that he’s directed. The film’s got an outstanding cast of character actors including Richard Jenkins, John Turturro and Eddie Marsan. It’s got Christina Hendricks who I like and, it has Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles. But, a mediocre film ... Read more

Watch the Trailer for John Slattery’s ‘God’s Pocket’ Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

A guy named Mickey gets in over his head when he tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson. Director: John Slattery Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro

Watch the Trailer for ‘A Most Wanted Man’ Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

A Most Wanted Man is based on master story-teller John le Carré’s worldwide bestselling book. Anton Corbijn (The American) directs this modern day thriller with Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe toplining an ensemble cast. Synopsis: Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, ... Read more

Amy Adams talks the Ups and Downs of Acting and the On-Screen Chemistry She Has with Philip Seymour Hoffman

Amy Adams is the first to admit that she’s pretty lucky. This past Academy Awards saw her fourth Oscar nomination (for The Master.)

Joaquin Phoenix on ‘The Master’, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Acting: “It’s a process I don’t completely understand. I don’t know that I want to”

Joaquin Phoenix is known for going Method-deep into his roles even going so far as to appear as "himself" on Late Show with David Letterman a few years ago. Now, he’s taken on another seriously dark part in Paul Thomas Anderson’s take on a Scientology-like religion in The Master.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Stepping Back into the Directors Chair with, ‘Ezekial Moss’

Philip Seymour Hoffman will direct Ezekiel Moss, a depression era ghost story about a young, imaginative boy living in a small dead end town who befriends a mysterious drifter who may or may not have the supernatural ability to communicate with the dead.

Philip Seymour Hoffman on ‘The Master’: “It’s not a Scientology movie. It’s something else”

One of the most anticipated films of the year is master filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, a film that has been controversial since before it even began production because of its subject manner. Thought to be a thinly-veiled look at Scientology, the religion founded by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard that counts numerous celebrities among its membership, the film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as the Hubbard-like Lancaster Dodd.

“It was just an interesting role” Philip Seymour Hoffman on Joining ‘Catching Fire’

Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the latest actors to be added to the Hunger Games franchise roster. Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee in the next movie, Catching Fire.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: “Acting’s not something you get good at and stay good at” (Video)

Here's a nice Q&A with Philip Seymour Hoffman from CBS' Sunday Morning. They have a quick career retrospective, showing his first appearance on Law & Order and up to his performances in Capote and Moneyball.

Watch: Mike Nichols Discusses ‘Death of a Salesman’, Improv and His Career

Mike Nichols talks about his current Broadway show Death of a Salesman, The Graduate, improvising, his film career and more. It's over an hour long but it's fantastic.

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Playing Willy Loman in ‘Death of a Salesman’

The cast of Death of a Salesman held a panel for Tony Award voters recently with none other than Meryl Streep moderating.

Linda Emond on her ‘Death of a Salesman’ Role: “It really is a process for me of digging and saying those words and trying to find out who that person is”

Linda Emond, who stars as Linda Loman, has received great reviews for her challenging role. In an interview, Emond explains how she got the role and how she developed her interpretation of the tragic character.

Fran Kranz on Landing His Role in ‘Death of a Salesman’

Playing Bernard, the initially nebbish son of Loman's neighbor Charley who grows into a successful lawyer, is Fran Kranz, best known for starring in most of Joss Whedon's projects, including the upcoming The Cabin in the Woods.

Andrew Garfield: “You just have to just keep your head down and work as hard as you can on whatever you’re working on”

Though Andrew Garfield is best known for his film roles -- after all, he's going to be splashed across multiplexes in red and blue tights later this year in The Amazing Spider-Man -- he maintains a passion for theater, pointing out, "There's something pure about working on a play, in my experience."