Better known for his romantic comedy roles than searing dramas, McConaughey has most likely altered the course of his acting career with the role of Ron Woodroof in “Dallas Buyers Club.” After losing around 40 pounds for the movie, McConaughey not only physically transformed, but also transformed the way audiences see him as an actor. Whether forming an uneasy partnership with a transgender woman (fellow nominee Jared Leto) or coming to grips with his own mortality, his dramatic telling of Woodroof's story never falters from start to finish.
— Francesca Bacardi
Hoffman won the best actor Oscar for his role as writer Truman Capote character in "Capote."
Hoffman was a favorite of Paul Thomas Anderson, appearing in several of the director's movies including "Punch Drunk Love."
Hoffman appeared as the charismatic cult leader in Paul Thomas Anderson's most recent film, "The Master."
Hoffman played a closeted porn actor in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights."
Hoffman acted alongside Tom Cruise in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia."
Hoffman appeared alongside Andrew Garfield in the critically acclaimed revival of "Death of a Salesman."
Hoffman appeared as the brown-nosed assistant to the rich villian in the Coen brothers' classic "The Big Lebowski."
Hoffman played the curmudgeonly music editor in Cameron Crowe's classic "Almost Famous."
Hoffman as introverted high school teacher Jacob Elinsky in Spike Lee's "The 25th Hour."
Hoffman played a heroin addict in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and struggled with drugs during his life.
Hoffman appeared with George Clooney in "The Ides of March."
Hoffman starred alongside John C. Reilly in the Broadway verson of "True West."
Hoffman appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson's first feature "Hard Eight."
Hoffman appears alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the "Hunger Games" franchise.
Hoffman recently appeared in "God's Pocket" with Christina Hendricks, which played at Sundance.
Hoffman also recently appeared in Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man," which played at Sundance as well.
"Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul was in town to promote his new film "Hellion."
"Happy Christmas" actress Anna Kendrick, who also co-starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in "The Voices"
"Laggies" actress Kiera Knightly the day after her big Sundance premiere
"Boyhood" actor Ethan Hawke dropped by the Studio to promote his new Richard Linklater drama
"Little Accidents" actress Elizabeth Banks, who said she's about to shoot the "Hunger Games: Mocking
"Infinitely Polar Bear" actress and upcoming star of the NBC mini "Rosemary's Baby"
"Frank" actress Maggie Gyllenhaal
"Listen Up Phillip" actor and star of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budaphest HJason Schwartzman
Actors co-star opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in "A Most Wanted Man"
"Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks was in town to promote "God's Pocket."
"Infinitely Polar Bear" actor Mark Ruffalo
Sstar of the Sundance grand prize winner "Whiplash
First-time director William H. Macy ("Rudderless"
"The One I Love" and "Listen Up Phillip" actress Elisabeth Moss
"War Story" actress Catherine Keener
"God's Pocket" director and "Mad Men" star John Slattery
"20,000 Days on Earth" actor and musician Nick Cave
"Life After Beth" actress Aubrey Plaza
"Boyhood" co-star Patricia Arquette
"Homeland" actor Mandy Patinkin, who was in town for Zack Braff's "Wish I Was Here"
"Cold in July" actor Michael C. Hall
Sam Rockwell, co-star of "Laggies"
Philip Seymore Hoffman with "A Most Wanted Man" director Anton Corbijn