Sunday was a sad day for all film fans, who lost one of the best actors in the modern era, Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He was found dead that afternoon in his New York apartment. It is believed that he died of an overdose of heroine.
Hoffman is one of the most decorated and acclaimed actors in the last 30 years. He was not that well known in the mainstream media, but in the critic community he was heralded as a master at the art of acting.
Some of his most well known films were “The Big Lebowski”, “The Master,” “Capote” and the project he was working on now “The Hunger Games”.
Hoffman was also nominated for a plethora of awards throughout his career. He was been nominated for four Academy Awards including with win in 2006 for his performance in “Capote”.
Hoffman was a major part in the film community and his loss is a major blow to the short list of quality actors today. His shocking death has been a huge surprise to all and he will be sorely missed.
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