Sad news this sunday: Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm — inside his Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday, this according to local police.
Hoffman broke through in 1997′s “Boogie Nights” and made an impression in indie and major studio roles such as Todd Solondz’s “Happiness,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia,” “Almost Famous” and “State and Main.”
I adored him in “Good Morning England”. See the trailer here:
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.”
Born in the Rochester, N.Y. suburb of Fairport, he graduated with a drama degree from NYU and made his film debut in “Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole,” followed by a role in “My New Gun.”
In studio features, he had roles in “Red Dragon,” “Cold Mountain” and “Mission Impossible III.” Recently, he was also shooting the “Hunger Games”.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.