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R.I.P. Philip seymore hoffman

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Initial post: 2 Feb 2014 21:11:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Feb 2014 21:13:55 GMT
Another decent Actor overdoses on drugs

I remember watching Hoffman for the first time in Twister as one of the storm chasers. He went on too star in some pretty good films including The talented mr ripley & won best Actor oscar for Capote.

R.I.P. Phil.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2014 21:39:59 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2014 21:53:42 GMT
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Speedbird70 says:
Poor guy! I just heard about it. I couldn't believe it. I thought it was a hoax.
I didn't know he had a drug problem. He didn't look like he was on drugs. I remember watching him for the first time in Mission Impossible 3. He stole the show from Tom Cruise. I liked him in " The Boat That Rocked ". He was currently filming the third instalment of Hunger Games: "Mockingjay, part 1".

He was a good actor.

RIP, Philip

Posted on 2 Feb 2014 23:16:35 GMT
mister joe says:
Philip Seymour Hoffman was great in anything he was in.
Doubt,The Master,Boogie Nights and the one that really sticks with me Happiness.
Amazing actor and quite shocking,not one of those you think that would die early.
Hey Jordan maybe you are right.
The good ones do go to soon.
Much respectx

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2014 23:29:42 GMT
Yeah i agree Mister joe, he was particularly good in Boogie nights and as a man with social problems in Happiness.

Also Mister joe have you seen 25th hour? Hoffman was good in that too as a teacher who is infatuated with a female student.

Posted on 2 Feb 2014 23:46:25 GMT
mister joe says:
No I haven't seen 25th Hour but I shall check it out.That's Spike Lee one isn't it with Ed Norton?
Funnily enough I watched one of his movies last week due to a mention by Tetro called Synechode,New York.
Bit of an unwieldy movie but superb performance from Hoffman.
As stated he was pretty much excellent in anything and had a massive range,he could literally play anything.His performances always had an emotional resonance.
Apparently he had drug addictions way back which he overcame but apparently last year started on heroin again.
The problem with a drug like heroin is it simply is not a drug you can just return too after a long absence.I imagine he had been clean then injected an amount he used to have which his body could not take any longer.
It is sad as it was obvious he would've carried on making movies.
Whatever you knew him from whether it be Hunger Games or Happiness he was quality.
I didn't even know he was in Mission Impossible 3 or Hunger Games.
Obviously one of those artists that could comfortably straddle commercial movies and the more independent stuff.
A good dude most definetly.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 00:03:06 GMT
Mister joe

Yeah that's the one, great film with great performances from all aswell and i can't remember if it was you that mentioned you like Rosawrio dawson but she is in it aswell:)

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 08:42:13 GMT
a genuine loss to the industry. oscar winning actor, stole the show in a lot of the films he was in, and could turn his hand to any genre. RIP.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 08:42:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2014 09:29:37 GMT
Speedbird70 says:
Hi Mister Joe,

The good ones go too soon. That's right. He was 46. He looked older than 46. I thought he was in his fifties. I agree with you. He is not one of those you think that would die early. I didn't think he would because I wasn't aware of his drug and alcohol problems. I am not judging him. Drug addiction doesn't make you a bad person. I just heard that he had tried to break the habit but he kept relapsing and lost his battle with drug addiction. It is a shame. He was a brilliant actor. His contribution was massive. It is a great loss.

No hard feelings, Joe

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 11:04:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2014 11:05:07 GMT
Very sad, but I would be hypocrite to show too much sympathy, as with Paul Walker, their actions have caused their life to be cut short. A very privileged life, a want for nothing life all thrown away, he had 2 kids as well ..... a very silly selfish man.

But a fine actor, not Oscar consideration stuff, but my favourite performance of his was MI3, he was superb villain !

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 11:31:41 GMT
probably depression bauer, and depression is an illness, so maybe not completely selfish, but certainly self-inflicted death yes.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 11:37:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2014 11:47:22 GMT
kinjoking says:
apparantly he was a happy family man, which makes the whole ordeal even worse considering that you have a family yet still abuse drugs. hmmm ...way to be a good father and husband

a very good and funny actor, but anyone who chooses drugs over their family is a selfish loser in my book. now his family are without, they are the victims.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 11:42:23 GMT
Shazzerman says:
The best, most versatile actor of his generation. Sad loss to cinema. I first spotted him in the "school inquisition" scene from "Scent of a Woman"; in that scene, he played a weasel, "hiding in big daddy's pocket!", as Al Pacino described him. He added a touch of class to absolute fluff ("Mission Impossible", "Hunger Games", and wasn't he in one of those idiotic things that passes for comedy these days - "Along Came Polly" was it?), and turned it up to 11 for "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "The Master". The master, indeed. I say sad loss to cinema - but what does cinema care? My thoughts go out to his family.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 11:49:57 GMT
RAB says:
It's a very sad loss, I also thing it's harsh to judge him drug-wise right now. I wouldn't be surprised if he was suffering from depression, those sorts of artists normally do, so to then call him selfish and idiotic is a bit harsh, without knowing the full story.

At the end of the day as Joe Public we can only relate to him thorugh his work, so let's lament the fact we won't see any more of it, and leave the personal stuff out of it.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 11:56:48 GMT
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kinjoking says:
but if your depressed then surely, seek the comfort and love of your family, try and get help, theres no real excuse to delve into the world of drug abuse, its a choice. nothing makes you take drugs. to systematically throw your own life away and ruin that of your family is rather selfish in my book. obviously we do not know the facts surrounding his personal life, but based on what i know:

Hollywood actor takes drugs.
Hollywood actor dies.

right now thats all anyone knows, whether it be heath ledger, or the younger brother of jaoquin Pheonix, or the beasty boys member or anyone else.

drugs are never the answer. they will only damage, will never build up.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 12:06:49 GMT
RAB says:
That's fine for us, who aren't suffering with the illness, to say, but surely an illness that affects the very way you think might lead you to make bad choices?

It's a sad story whichever way you look at it.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 12:27:40 GMT
Speedbird70 says:
Well said, RAB.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 12:30:45 GMT
kinjoking says:
didnt that advert recently say that 6 in 10 people will suffer some sort of mental illness at some point in their lives? i wonder how many people turn to drugs during that time..

not to mention that drugs are quite often the cause of mental health problems.

but since were on the subject of Mr hoffman, theres no point in anyone saying hes depressed or whatever else, since nobody knows anything except his family. therefore we can only comment on the facts. and that is that he died of an overdose.

sad indeed

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 12:45:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2014 12:49:48 GMT
Yeah I have to agree in the same way as saying Paul Walker could have been screaming in protest at his speeding Driver. Saying PSH may of had Depression is just a way to way to try and come to terms and make sense, of why some one has wasted their life. However in both cases it could just as easily (and most probably) be not the case, people just do stupid and selfish things, for no good reason and sometimes they pay a very dear cost for those things.

Still not meaning to turn this in to another Paul Walker or Anti drugs thread. so ill just say RIP you very talented man, you will be missed in the world of film !

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 12:50:33 GMT
Bunga says:
Ugh, very sad. Great actor, as someone mentioned earlier he stole the show in Mission Impossible 3 where I thought he was very menacing indeed. Haven't seen much else from him (apart from Twister) but he obviously had talent. Drugs claim another victim it seems, in fact, it claims 3 or 4 if you take into account his wife and kids.

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Posted on 3 Feb 2014 14:52:08 GMT
Sunshine says:
Very sad to learn of Hoffman's death. I first saw him in 'Scent of a woman' even at that time I thought to myself what a talented actor! I watched him again in 'Patch Adam's' and since then whenever he is in a movie I always looked forward to seeing him. He was one of those actors like Dame Judy Dench when ever they appear on screen you cannot take your eyes of them even when he had a part on Law and Order he commanded the tv screen.
He was one of those actors who are intelligent and you could tell that when he was on the film junket I bet he was wondering to himself why I am I doing this?

He will be greatly missed.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 14:59:00 GMT
Blastronaut says:
Well said Suzy!

RIP PSH. God rest your soul.

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