BySophie Feng, writer at
At parties you can find me in the television room holding a plate of cheese and crackers with a glass of whiskey.
Sophie Feng

Plutarch! Lancaster! Truman! Noooooo! The four-time Oscar nominee who won the Academy Award for his eponymous lead role in Capote was found dead on Feb. 2nd, in his Greenwich Village apartment, the result of an apparent drug overdose.

He was 46 years old.

One of his latest movies, A Most Wanted Man, a thriller based on John Le Carré's novel, premiered at Sundance two weeks ago to excellent reviews. Hoffman starred as Günter Bachmann, opposite Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Daniel Brühl. The other one, God's Pocket, received mixed to positive reviews.

Projects still left in production are, of course, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I and II. Hoffman played Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Gamemaker who's revealed to be a rebel. Part I is set to be released later this year and is already in post-production, but there's no word on whether the last part has wrapped yet.

Philip Seymour Hoffman had made himself a household name in the industry after starring in Boogie Nights,The Big Lebowski, and Magnolia. Boogie Nights and Magnolia marked the beginning of a frequent collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Some of his further critically-acclaimed movies include Almost Famous, Capote, Doubt, Moneyball, and The Master, for which he garnered his fourth and final Oscar nomination.

Rest in peace, Philip, you were one of the greats.

Philip is survived by his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three young children. My prayers go to them.


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