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Peter Travers on Philip Seymour Hoffman's Brilliant Roles

From 'Boogie Nights' to 'The Master,' remembering the gifted actor's enduring onscreen moments

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'Boogie Nights' (1997)

As closeted Scotty, a lighting tekkie in porn, Hoffman comes on to Mark Wahlberg's hardcore star Dirk Digler, kissing him and begging for attention that will never be returned. "I'm a fucking idiot," he cries, making every viewer feel his pain.

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