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by Max O'Connell
February 20, 2014 1:53 PM
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Watch: Amy Adams Offers an Emotional Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman on 'Inside the Actors Studio'

Nearly three weeks after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, it's still difficult to grasp that we're living in a world where he's no longer able to grace the screen with his presence. His filmography is so wide, his impact so lasting that it's difficult to name a performer in recent memory with a comparable track record. Hoffman's friends and fellow artists certainly think so: not long after his "The Talented Mr. Ripley" co-star Cate Blanchett dedicated her BAFTA win to Hoffman, his friend and frequent collaborator Amy Adams has paid tribute to the late actor on her appearance this week on "Inside the Actors Studio," taped three days after Hoffman's passing.

Adams had worked alongside Hoffman three times, in "Charlie Wilson's War," "Doubt," and "The Master," and was slated to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in Hoffman's sophomore directorial effort, "Ezekiel Moss." In the clip from "Inside the Actors Studio" below, she tearfully speaks of Hoffman's now-legendary graciousness and talent. "Gosh, I wish you all could get a chance to work with him," she said to the crowd of young actors. "The things that I value about actors -- there's talent, there's skill, but without work ethic, without that generosity of spirit to take people with you on your brilliant journey that you take... I's transformative."

It's a difficult video to watch, with even the superhumanly calm and measured Lipton seeming a bit shaken by the loss of Hoffman, but it's further proof of Hoffman's profound affect on those who worked with him. [Via The Playlist]

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  • RSoames | February 22, 2014 7:00 PMReply

    Pathetic and unwatchable dreck. Is this really the best our community can come up with? Seriously, the team behind this should feel humiliated. Jesus. Please don't put this on the air.

  • dan | February 23, 2014 11:29 AM

    what an odd reaction.

  • Warren | February 22, 2014 10:08 AMReply

    Pretty sure the Oscars are going to be a somewhat sombre affair

  • indiewire fact checkers | February 20, 2014 5:14 PMReply

    You credit picking this up from The Playlist, but the Playlist credits picking up from Celebuzz. Isn't this an incorrect attribution?

  • Susan | February 20, 2014 7:50 PM

    And Celebuzz pulled it off of Bravo -- this isn't exactly original reporting? What's your point?

  • Barbara Barrey | February 20, 2014 5:05 PMReply

    no words worthy , only LOVE .. THANK YOU .

  • VSA | February 20, 2014 3:46 PMReply

    Thank you. Can't believe he's gone.