What It Was Like To See Philip Seymour Hoffman Work In ‘Moneyball’

By Christopher Rosen

Following the tragic death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York on Sunday, Philip Michaels, an extra on 2011’s “Moneyball,” tweeted his remembrance of Hoffman’s work as Oakland A’s manager Art Howe in that film.

The scene in Moneyball where I’m an extra featured Philip Seymour Hoffman, so I got to see a little snippet of him working close up.

— Philip Michaels (@PhilipMichaels) February 2, 2014

All it required him to do was walk from the dugout to the mound and signal a pitching change. It’s maybe 10-15 seconds of screen time.

— Philip Michaels (@PhilipMichaels) February 2, 2014

And between takes he would practice it — stopping if it didn’t feel right, just trying to perfect it so it was natural and repeatable.

— Philip Michaels (@PhilipMichaels) February 2, 2014

To sum up, that was the kind of preparation and effort Philip Seymour Hoffman put into a shot that required him to walk and point.

— Philip Michaels (@PhilipMichaels) February 2, 2014

For more on Hoffman’s death and a collection of his praised performances, head here.

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