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He followed up Twister by playing Scotty J., a gay boom mic operator who was in love with porn star Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg). The film reunited Hoffman with Hard Eight director Paul Thomas Anderson. (The actor went on to appear in five out of six of the director's films to date.) The film was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Motion Picture.