Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead At 46

In one of the saddest pieces of news I've seen in a long time, Philip Seymour Hoffman has been reported to be found dead in his home in New York this morning.

Multiple sources are reporting that the NYPD has confirmed.  The Wall Street Journal was the first to report it.


The loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman will be felt by so many people.  He's played roles in some incredible movies, and by the virtue of his talent, has made each role he's played damn near memorable.

His presence on the screen has always been unforgettable, and commanding, no matter how small or large a role he takes on.

He has 58 movies on his resume, with 4 movies in production, including The Hunger Game Mockinjay, parts 1 and 2.

Part 1 is in post-production, while part 2 is noted to be filming.

Other movies he's known for or has caught my eye in include The Hunger Game Catching Fire, Moneyball, Charlie Wilson's War, Mission Impossible III, Boogie Nights, Twister...


My god, how sad.  His presence in the industry will be sorely missed.

About the man:

Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967.

He graduated New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989.

It's been noted that his breakout role came in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights.

He was also an active stage performer.

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