Remembering the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

He was regarded as one of the most promising and talented actors of his generation

Remembering the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman, born in Fairport, New York on July 23, 1967, was regarded as one of the most promising and talented actors of his generation, appearing in some of the most popular movies of the last three decades. Hoffman’s movie career begun in the 1990’s, when he starred in movies including “Scent of a Woman” 1992, “Boogie Nights” 1997) and towards the end of the decade “Patch Adams”, “The Big Lebowski” both in 1998, and “Magnolia” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley” in 1999. By the early 2000’s, Hoffman was a high profile actor famous worldwide, and begun to appear prolifically in box-office hits such as “Almost Famous”, “Mission: Impossible III” and “The Hunger Games”, but it was his role as Truman Capote in the acclaimed 2005 movie “Capote” that earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor, it’s still considered his signature role, as Hoffman applied all his talent and energy in the character. However, Philip Seymour Hoffman had a very different side to his life that he had been struggling for decades, drug addiction;  and in 2014, shortly after relapsing into the drug habit, the talented actor ended his life with a combined drug overdose at age 46.



Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman in his acclaimed performance as Truman Capote in the 2005 movie “Capote”



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