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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Everyman greatness Published: February 3, 2014

He was a beefy 5-foot-10 but won an Oscar for playing the slight, 5-foot-3 Truman Capote, CNN reports.

He had the booming voice of a deity but often played schlubs and conflicted characters.

He could be heartfelt and giving, as with his male nurse in "Magnolia" or rock critic in "Almost Famous," or creepily Machiavellian, such as the gamemaster in the latest "Hunger Games" movie.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was an actor who could be anybody.

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