Sunday, February 2, 2014

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman


Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46
 
USA Today
By Carly Mallenbaum and Alison Maxwell
February 2, 2014
 
Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at age 46, multiple media outlets reported citing law enforcement officials.
 
In late May, Hoffman finished a 10-day stint in a rehab program for a drug problem that included snorting heroin.
 
The actor had struggled with substance abuse in the past, but had been clean for 23 years.
 
Hoffman has three children — Cooper, 10; Tallulah 7, and Willa, 5 — with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.
 
Hoffman won the best actor Oscar award for Capote in 2006. He was nominated for supporting actor Oscars for his roles in The Master, Doubt and Charlie Wilson's War.
 
He most recently 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.
 
Hoffman received wide acclaim for his stage work as well.
 
On Broadway, he earned Tony nominations acting in revivals of the classics True West, Long Day's Journey Into Night and Death of A Salesman. Salesman teamed him with director Mike Nichols, with whom Hoffman had worked earlier in an acclaimed Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park staging of The Seagull, alongside Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman.
 
He was a member of New York's LAByrinth Theater Company, whose other members include Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale and acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Hoffman worked as a director as well, earning Drama Desk Award nominations for his direction of Guirgis's Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train and Our Lady of 121st Street.
 
 
HOFFMAN, Philip Seymour
Born: 7/23/1967, Fairport, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 2/2/2014, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
 
Philip Seymour Hoffman's wester - actor:
Cold Mountain - 2003 (Reverend Veasey)

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