1,000,000 + Attorneys and Legal Staff - Legal employers hire more people on LawCrossing than any other site.
Crotch Shot Leads to Lawsuit Against Viacom and Dating Naked
Crotch Shot Leads to Lawsuit Against Viacom and Dating Naked
Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested in China for Marijuana
Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested in China for Marijuana
Sci-Fi Star Wil Wheaton Discusses Bullying with Young Fan
Sci-Fi Star Wil Wheaton Discusses Bullying with Young Fan
Kendall Jenner Asks Blaine Morris to Retract Statements about Dine-and-Dash
Kendall Jenner Asks Blaine Morris to Retract Statements about Dine-and...
Job Listings

Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in New York Apartment

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Sunday morning in his Manhattan apartment of an apparent drug overdose, according to CNN. Hoffman had been sober for 23 years, but fell off the wagon last year. He entered rehab in May of 2013. He was found with a syringe in his arm and heroin in his apartment.

Hoffman won an Oscar for playing Truman Capote during his career and has played incredible roles in “Magnolia” and “Almost Famous.”

In 2008, director Mike Nichols spoke with The New York Times. Nichols was Hoffman’s director for Broadway plays and for “Charlie Wilson’s War.”

What

 job title, keywords

Where

 city, state, zip



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


“I don’t know how he does it. Again and again, he can truly become someone I’ve not seen before but can still instantly recognize. … He may look like Phil, but there’s something different in his eyes. And that means he’s reconstituted himself from within, willfully rearranging his molecules to become another human being.”

Hoffman earned Academy Award nominations for “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Doubt,” and “The Master.”

 

Hoffman was one of the most underappreciated actors in Hollywood and had become more recognizable recently.

Hoffman always appeared bothered by fame and did not view himself as a movie star. He spent his time in Manhattan, not Hollywood. He spoke with The Independent in 2012, saying the following:

“Somebody wanted me to talk about my personal life. I’d rather not because my family doesn’t have any choice. If I talk about them in the press, I’m giving them no choice. So I choose not to.”

Those who have worked with Hoffman, and those who haven’t, were shocked by the news of his death.

Tom Hanks, who co-starred in “Charlie Wilson’s War” with Hoffman, said, “He was a giant talent.”

Nichols said the following in a statement: “No words for this. He was too great and we’re too shattered.”

The New York Times profiled Hoffman back in 2008 and one of the lines is very haunting with the news of Hoffman’s death.

“For me, acting is torturous, and it’s torturous because you know it’s a beautiful thing,” Hoffman said. “I was young once, and I said, ‘That’s beautiful and I want that.’ Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great — well, that’s absolutely torturous.”

Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in New York Apartment by

Tagged:

Posted by on February 3, 2014. Filed under Celebrity News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Real Estate Associate
USA-TX-Dallas

Our client is a north Dallas law firm who seeks a Real Estate Development Associate.  The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years law firm experience concentrated in representing real estate develope...