Despite the fact that actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has played some of cinema’s most captivating oddballs (Magnolia, The Big Lebowski, and Capote all come to mind), the action-monger in me will always associate him with the role of  Owen Davian in Mission: Impossible III.

Hoffman does so much with so little that he remains that franchise’s most memorable villain. Where most actors would scenery chew, he just smolders. It is incredible how menacing his performance is.

R.I.P. Phillip Seymour Hoffman.