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Remembering brilliant actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted by elegant On February - 21 - 2014

Philips Seymour Hoffman, an admired American stage and film actor died on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in Greenwich Village, New York of an apparent drug overdose. He has been struggling with his drug addiction from his college days in New York City. He was 46. He played roles from leading man to villains and sidekicks on screen and was a prominent figure in Broadway too.

His final act on stage in Broadway was in 2012 in “Death of a Salesman.” He was nominated for a Tony Award for the role. He played roles in such productions including “The Big Lebowski,” “Along Came Polly,” “Happiness,” and “Boogie Nights.”

He won an Academy Award in the Best Actor category in 2005 for “Capote.” He was nominated three times for Academy Award for his supporting roles in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007), “Doubt” (2008), and “The Master” (2012). He appeared in more than 50 films in his career that spanned almost 25 ears. He starred in big budget movies such as “Mission Impossible III” and independent films such as “The Savages.”

He leaves behind a young son, two daughters and mother of his children and his longtime girlfriend whom he separated in 2013.

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