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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In His New York Apartment at Age 46 of Apparent Drug Overdose

Phillip Seymour Hoffman
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Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment today, Sunday, February 2nd, 2014, according to the Wall Street Journal and New York Post. He was just 46 years old.


Screencrush.com tells us:

Hoffman won a well-deserved Oscar for his work in ‘Capote’ and his 20-year career saw him working with many of the best and most influential filmmakers of the ’00s, from Paul Thomas Anderson to the Coens. He recently appeared in ‘Moneyball,’ ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and ‘The Master,’ but his extended filmography includes ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Synecdoche, New York,’ ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ and countless other extraordinary films. Few actors have showcased such range, with Hoffman delivering powerful dramatic performances like his role in ‘Magnolia’ and elevating goofy, lowbrow comedies with hilariously broad work in movies like ‘Along Came Polly.’ He was also a burgeoning filmmaker himself, directing the underrated ‘Jack Goes Boating.’
At the time of his death, Hoffman was still working on the ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ and was preparing to direct Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Ezekiel Moss.’ The current state of these projects is undetermined.

The entertainment world has lost another fine actor.  Here is a scene from ‘Boogie Nights’ with Mark Wahlberg. Warning: Adult Content.

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