February 2 – the shocking news rocked New York and the rest of the world that one of our most beloved artists, Philip Seymour Hoffman, had been found dead in his apartment. The cause of death appears to be an overdose, but at present, the New York Medical examiner is still determining the exact cause.
While Hollywood has been reacting to the news, ITM is looking to Hoffman’s final completed role.
Just two weeks ago, ITM was at the Sundance Film Festival, where Hoffman was promoting what now appears to be his two last films: “God’s Pocket,” John Slattery’s directorial debut; and “A Most Wanted Man.”
We caught up with Anton Corbijn, director of “A Most Wanted Man,” who raved about Hoffman’s talent in his last completed role.
“There’s so much beauty and memories,” he said. “But some things that you don’t plan and you shoot, like there’s a scene where Philip’s character stands in the forest, that was never planned.”
But the unexpected scene made its way into the film.
“We found a beautiful space within the film,” said Corbijn.
WATCH ITM’s interview with Anton Corbijn:
In “A Most Wanted Man,” Hoffman plays “Günther Bachmann,” a counterterrorist agent working in Hamburg and investigating a potential threat. Based upon the novel by John Le Carré, the film also stars acting heavyweight Willem Dafoe and rising stars Daniel Brühl and Rachel McAdams.
According to Corbijn, Hoffman was at home among the cast, and working with him was a pleasure.
“It’s just a really wonderful experience to be surrounded by all the talent,” he said. “It’s great every morning to work like that.”
Speaking yesterday about Hoffman, Corbijn mourned the loss of his friend.
“I am so terribly sad as I find it impossible to comprehend what happened today and to collect my thoughts properly,” Corbijn said. “I have to think about Mimi and the children and I wish them much strength coping with the loss of this truly great man as a father and partner.”
Our thoughts are with Hoffman’s loved ones, including his three young children. His legacy will live on in his iconic performances.
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