In memoriam: Philip Seymour Hoffman

News Ryan Lambie 2 Feb 2014 - 19:40

We're sad to report the passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the age of 46.

From his early film roles in Hard Eight and Boogie Nights to his recent appearance as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Philip Seymour Hoffman has repeatedly lit up the screen with his varied, committed performances.

How shocking and saddening it is, then, to report that the great actor has died at the tragically young age of 46.

Hoffman won an Oscar for his role Capote in 2005, but in truth, his work was never less than remarkable - whether in smaller supporting roles such as the obsequious manservant Brandt in The Big Lebowski, or the charismatic cult leader Lancaster Dodd in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, he always found something engaging, surprising or plain mesmerising to bring to his characters.

Cinema's lost a uniquely talented actor for sure, and our thoughts go out to Hoffman's family and friends at this tragic time. 

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