RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Feb 02, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
    So sad. Heroin overdose. At 46. Another fine talent dead too soon.

    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/wsj-report-philip-seymour-hoffman-found-dead-in-new-york-1201082934/
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    Feb 02, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    Wow,,, how fucking sad is this? He's the father of 3 and such a huge talent. Just goes to show, you never know what demons live in people's heads.

    http://nypost.com/2014/02/02/philip-seymour-hoffman-found-dead-in-his-apartment/

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    Feb 02, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
    RIP

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    Feb 02, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    Incredible actor, with so much more yet to do, so much we'll never see now. He positively channeled Truman Capote in the film, in a way you only ever expect from the likes of a Meryl Streep. I saw it in the theatre, stunning performance, and he had every right to his Best Actor Oscar.
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    Feb 02, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
    Was a great actor. The overdose thing happens way too often. It's almost always a matter of the guy getting a purer supply of heroin than he is used to. If only they could start with only a smaller amount at first, to see how strong it was, a lot of them would still be alive.
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    Feb 02, 2014 11:45 PM GMT
    I like his less commercial stuff. My favorites were "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "The Master."

    The guy sure could play some nasty characters.
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    Feb 02, 2014 11:47 PM GMT
    Sad, he's a good actor! Love him in MI3! Tragic, it's like a rule most actors in Hollywood are either doing drugs or alcohol.
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    Feb 02, 2014 11:47 PM GMT
    I walked by his apt street when this happened. So sad and unfortunate.
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    Feb 02, 2014 11:59 PM GMT
    I loved him with Meryl Streep in "DOUBT" icon_sad.gif

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    Feb 03, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
    icon_sad.gif r.i.p
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    Feb 03, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
    Rest in peace, Mr. Hoffman. Can't believe he's gone, I didn't even know he was having trouble with drug abuse.
  • SkyMiles

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    Feb 03, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    AHG, that just sucks. He played a lot of great parts. And really, another star lost to drugs?? icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 03, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidI loved him in the Talented Mr. Ripley.

    Ya, amazingly memorable and I had no idea who he was at the time.
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    Feb 03, 2014 1:33 AM GMT
    Just watched part of "Twister" the other day and talked about him with friends. Very good in Capote, and definitely good in "The Talented Mr. Ripley."

    I'm trying to figure out why it's so painful when actors we never met, but admire, pass. Like Paul Walker. And I think it's because we hope or expect some consistency in our lives, they will still be around. People you can count on being around and aging like the rest of us. It feels like a part of you is gone.

    We create this FAME monster, and people suffer for it in the privacy of their lives. I wish we could change this.
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    Feb 03, 2014 1:44 AM GMT
    Is it just me - or is this a real pattern: it seems the majority of actors who overdose in the media are white, very successful and overwhelmingly MALE. Just odd/interesting pattern.

    What's sadder about this is that he had apparently been sober for quite some time, then started up again recently. Hmmm. He's done a lot of cool/interesting stuff - but what I first recall him in was Todd Solondz's "Happiness" - arguably one of the most disturbingly hilarious films I've EVER seen.

    If you've not seen it yet - DO IT. Great date film... LOL! Well.. it sure was for us at the time... icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 03, 2014 1:48 AM GMT
    So true about the fame monster. Who knows? Perhaps if he could have licked them he could have had a career like Maximilian Schell, who also just passed away. 106 movies to his credit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_Schell

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001703/

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    Feb 03, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    manboynyc said
    Todd Solondz's "Happiness" - arguably one of the most disturbingly hilarious films I've EVER seen.

    If you've not seen it yet - DO IT. Great date film... LOL! Well.. it sure was for us at the time... icon_cool.gif


    Absolutely. Not for the faint of heart, though.
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    Feb 03, 2014 2:01 AM GMT
    This fame thing, that we create. Large images on screens, advertisements, trailers, beauty. But everyone is from Oklahoma, or Virginia, or Tennessee, and just like us before. What is the psychological thing that goes on that makes us shutter if we were in the same elevator of a "famous" person? The power of movies and music, I guess. We want to say how much someone influenced or helped us along in our lives. And there they are standing next to you, for that one moment. Or you never met them and they die alone in their own apartment.

    Years ago 20/20 or some other show did a piece on what people want the most. Acknowledgment topped the list, above money. But it is such a high price when you are alone and realize you have millions of fans, but are separated from them by the need for security from the fame monster that was created.

    I would imagine it's super tough to stay grounded if you are famous.
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    Feb 03, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    I remember him from the movie Boogie Nights when his character was rejected when he tried to make a move on Mark Wahlberg's character.
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    Feb 03, 2014 2:49 AM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2014 6:02 AM GMT
    Corridore said
    manboynyc said
    Todd Solondz's "Happiness" - arguably one of the most disturbingly hilarious films I've EVER seen.

    If you've not seen it yet - DO IT. Great date film... LOL! Well.. it sure was for us at the time... icon_cool.gif


    Absolutely. Not for the faint of heart, though.


    Ha!! It's a sobering look at people's inner perversions and "secret" motivations. I LOVE this film!
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    Feb 03, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidIncredible actor, with so much more yet to do, so much we'll never see now. He positively channeled Truman Capote in the film, in a way you only ever expect from the likes of a Meryl Streep. I saw it in the theatre, stunning performance, and he had every right to his Best Actor Oscar.


    Yes, my feelings, exactly.
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    Feb 03, 2014 1:07 PM GMT
    this was crazily unexpected?

    i never knew anything about his personal life or that he had a drug problem.

    tbh i wasn't that fond of him but he's in every single movie that I love. and the guy had a talent for sure. so

    respect.

    & RIP

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    Feb 03, 2014 1:32 PM GMT
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    Oh here we go again...another unhappy druggie celeb that has over-dosed on something...im confused to why would anyone allow a meaningless, poisonous substance to mean more to them than their family,friends, job and more importantly their own lives?

    I'm even more confused to why people do glamorize these wraiths?
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    Feb 03, 2014 2:43 PM GMT
    who is glamorizing what??

    OMJESUS people remembering a remarkable person who died because of a serious addiction. how ridiculously pretentious and shallow and messed up is that.

    retard.