Matt Damon Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman

Many of Hollywood’s greats were lucky enough to work with Philip Seymour Hoffman, including Matt Damon, who shared his favorite memory of working with the late actor.

“It is tough to talk about it here, but it’s easy to think of fond memories of him because he was amazing,” Damon, who co-starred with Hoffman in 1999’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” told Access at the premiere of “The Monuments Men” on Tuesday.

“The scene that we did together in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ is still one of my favorite things that I’ve ever been a part of, and that was because of him,” Damon said of his co-star who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment with a needle in his left arm.

“He was just like electric in [his role], and I remember talking to Gus Van Sant after he saw the movie and Gus was just like, ‘Wow, he really got that guy,’” Damon recalled. “And that was exactly what I was thinking.”

Adding, “He was a supreme talent and a really special, special man…and it just sucks.”

-- Jesse Spero

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