Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967-2014


The New York Times reports that Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment this morning of an apparent drug overdose. A syringe was found in his arm along with a bag of heroin nearby. Hoffman was 46 and is survived by three young children with his partner Mimi O'Donnell, a costume designer. He'd been in so many movies over the past fifteen years, including Capote, for which he won Best Actor in 2006, but I can't even name how many films I've seen him in that I loved. Here were just some of my favorites: Almost Famous, Doubt, The Master, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Charlie Wilson's War, The Savages, and Moneyball. He was an incredible actor that you always looked forward to seeing onscreen and this is an incalculable loss.

Here he is as rock critic Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, a movie that I adore:

The trailer for The Savages, an underrated movie from 2007 with great performances from him and Laura Linney:

And winning Best Actor for Capote in 2006: