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PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
Move over, Mr. Six Degrees of Separation Kevin Bacon! SAG Awards best supporting actor nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman (for The Master) has clocked in so much screen time with his fellow SAG nominees – everyone from Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore to and – that he should get his own awards show drinking game. Read on to see just how many fellow SAG Awards nominees Hoffman has made movie magic with over the years.
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THE INVENTION OF LYING
Costars: Louis C.K. and Tina Fey
Before stirring up a legion of cult-like followers in The Master, Screen Actors Guild Awards supporting actor nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman was stirring beverages in his cameo as Jim the Bartender in 2009’s The Invention of Lying, opposite fellow SAG nominees Louis C.K. (nominated for Louie) and (for 30 Rock).
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Costar: Julianne Moore
Moore and Hoffman first linked up in 1997 for an eye-opening tour of the California porn industry in Boogie Nights. Apparently, it was the beginning of a beautiful on-screen relationship for the two A-listers, who went on to star in two more films together.
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ALONG CAME POLLY
Costar: Alec Baldwin
Prior to suiting up as network executive Jack Donaghy, the 30 Rock star – and comedy series nominee – started bossing people around in 2004 rom-com Along Came Polly as the slimy head of an insurance company. Luckily, Hoffman escaped his wrath by playing the friend of one of Baldwin’s employees.
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Costar: Nicole Kidman
Before washing up in the ’60s as a jailhouse groupie, the two-time (for The Paperboy and Hemingway & Gellhorn) traveled even further back in time to the Civil War era in 2003’s Cold Mountain. Hoffman also starred in the war drama, playing a crooked preacher who befriends Kidman’s confederate soldier lover.
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Costar: Julianne Moore
You betcha, the Game Change nominee never shies away from challenging films – like starring in 1999’s Magnolia, in which she played a trophy wife to Hoffman’s nurse in one of the many tangled storylines in the acclaimed drama.
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Costar: Robert De Niro
De Niro was on the sidelines watching his troubled son learn to dance in Silver Linings Playbook, but the supporting actor nominee was front and center in 1999 comedy-drama Flawless, taking singing lessons from a drag queen vocal coach played by none other than Hoffman.
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Costar: Helen Hunt
They’re no fair-weather costars! Before the supporting actress nominee stripped down to portray a sex therapist in The Sessions, Hunt first shared the screen with Hoffman in 1996, when they braved the rain to chase tornadoes in the disaster drama. Years later, they reunited in 2005 miniseries Empire Falls.
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THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Costars: Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi
Moore and the nominated Boardwalk Empire political villain hang with The Dude and Hoffman in the 1998 Coen Brothers cult classic The Big Lebowski, a winding crime comedy that combines fraud, sex, and yes, bowling.
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THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Costars: Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence
The odds are ever in their favor, as the three nominees join forces for the Games. The Silver Linings Playbook and the Game Change star let Hoffman take control as Plutarch Heavensbee, the head gamemaker in the upcoming installment of the franchise.