Monday, February 3, 2014

Oscar-Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment, which he was renting as an office. Although an official cause of death has not been released to the public, various sources indicate that the death was caused by an apparent drug overdose, as investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope which appeared to contain heroin. The actor spoke in an interview about his long struggle with drug abuse, saying that he first overcame his addiction at the age of 22. Although he had been clean for 23 years, last year he chose to check himself into a rehab program.

Despite his battle with this terrible addiction, Philip Seymour Hoffman will be remembered for being one of the great actors of the world. His performances were all incredibly powerful and full of depth and his remarkable talent made him adapt easily to any genre. The actor received the Academy Award in 2005 for his performance as Truman Capote in the drama "Capote" and has since received three more nominations for Supporting Roles in "Charlie Wilson's War", "Doubt" and last year for "The Master". But his resume also includes other fantastic roles in films like "Moneyball", "The Ides of March", "The Savages", "Synecdoche, New York", "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead", "25th Hour", "Red Dragon", "Punch-Drunk Love", "The Talented Mr. Ripley", "Magnolia" and "Flawless". Indeed his resume includes so many amazing film and roles that it's simply too hard not to paste his entire filmography here.

Philip Seymour Hoffman had finished filming for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" and was involved in "Happyish", a new TV series. He was also set to return for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2", the final film in the franchise.


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