Sunday, February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman: R.I.P.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his apartment this morning at 11:30 a.m., of an apparent overdose of heroin. He had undergone treatment for drug addiction in the past, and spoke in interviews about “falling off the wagon” last year after remaining clean for 23 years.

Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor his role in the 2005 film “Capote,” in which he portrayed the writer Truman Capote.

Hoffman broke through in 1997′s “Boogie Nights” and made an impression in indie and major studio roles such as “Happiness,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,”  “Magnolia,” “Almost Famous” and “State and Main.” In addition to supporting actor nominations for “The Master,” “Doubt” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” he received two Tony nominations for his work on the stage in “True West” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

Most recently, he starred as Plutarch Heavensbee in the summer blockbuster "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." He will reprise the role in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I," set for a November release. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II is currently filming.

1 comment:

Priscilla said...

How incredibly sad. Some artists, writers, actors use their demons to create or give unique insight and texture to their work. When successful, that allows for peaceful coexistance. When not, this horrible kind of tragedy occurs. I wish he had found the former peace. He gave us so much!