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Philip Seymour Hoffman: July 23, 1967- February 2, 2014

06-Hoffman-MagnoliaOne of Hollywood’s most gifted actors and reaching today’s rare status of an actor’s actor, Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman, died of an overdose of heroin in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, February 2,2014, the same day as Super Bowl XLVIII. He was 46. A most unfortunate fate for an actor with immense talent loved by studios, critics and audiences alike.

Rather than reiterate the sad saga of the man’s life falling on his own in the current heroin epidemic in America, I will write some of the directors he worked under and the films he was in:

Directors & Movies

Paul Thomas Anderson

“Hard Eight” (1996); “Boogie Night” (1997); “Punch Drunk Love” (2002); “The Master” (2012)

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

“The Big Lebowski” (1998)

Spike Lee

“25th Hour” (2002)

Joel Schumacher 

“Flawless” (1999)

David Mamet

“State and Main”(2000)

Todd Solondz

“Happiness” (1998)

Anthony Minghella

“Cold Mountain” (2003); “The Talented Mr. Riley” (1999)

Brett Rather

“The Red Dragon” (2002)

Cameron Crowe

“Almost Famous” (2002)

Todd Louiso

“Love Lizza” (2002)

Tom Shadynac

“Patch Adams” (1998)

Brad Anderson

“Next Stop Wonderland” (1998)

Roger Donaldson

“The Getaway” (1994)

Adek Drabinski

“Szuler” (1994)

George Clooney

“The Ides of March” (2011)

Richard Pearce

“Leap of Faith” (1992)

John Patrick Shanley

“Doubt” (2008)

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