Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead At 46

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead At 46

Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead and what the fuck can we even say about this except that it is sad and it is bullshit and he was only 46 and goddamn addiction for taking some of the best so fucking young, “reportedly.” All we can say is that there is no film he couldn’t make better, including Mission Impossible III, and we don’t want to watch football today we want to watch Capote and The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Master and cry our faces off for someone we didn’t even know, but should not have lost.

People die and we all pretend we loved them more or paid more attention to their career or cast them in a better light than they were, talent-wise, but Hoffman was the real deal and this is an unbelievably huge loss. He inhabited roles so thoroughly that we couldn’t wait for him to age, almost, to grow into playing Lear or Richard the Third or any number of great characters that he would have immersed himself in.

Oh, and Boogie Nights. We’re totally going to go watch all of Boogie Nights, because in a film of great performances, Hoffman was the fucking best.

Rest in peace and goddamn you for going so soon. Also, goddamn the New York Times for running with the story before they were sure his family was notified.

The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning of an apparent drug overdose, according to a law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he was not certain the actor’s family had been informed of the death.

Everyone is terrible. Except Hoffman. He was fucking great.

[WSJ/NYT]

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  • MillerMarquis

    What a talent, what a loss. Goddam addiction, indeed. Here’s one in my top 10: State and Main (2000), a great Mamet film from before David Mamet got all weird and conservative. One zillion filmmaking in-jokes and all that great, stylized dialogue.

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      • ButchWagstaff

        No shit.

  • Annie Towne

    It’s just too awful.

  • jqheywood

    This is most definitely not Happy Nice Time People….

  • ButchWagstaff

    Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck

  • splashy79

    Agree totally! He was great in everything he did. Why is it that so many of the best do this to themselves? So sad …

  • TiredGeezerLady

    One of the best actors ever. He was top notch in every single performance, so believable and real. He makes my skin crawl every time I watch The Talented Mr. Ripley. I don’t think anyone was as good at playing odious characters as he was. I miss all the performances we will never get to see now. Hate addiction.

  • Farb

    Hoffman was one of those folks who are so incredibly good at what they do they are almost taken for granted. First, he was a “character actor” which means that there is less press than for a “leading man” type. Then he was so good at characterization that you didn’t get the idea he was playing the part. There are some brilliant performances, and brilliant scenes (Bardem’s psychotic interaction with a clerk in “No Country” comes to mind), but Hoffman inhabited his character in almost every scene, rendering performances brilliant at every turn.

  • Ambignostic

    He was so great. We wanted so much more of him. Boogie Nights was the first place I saw him, and I love that “fucking idiot” scene forever.Also, please feel free to inspect this clip from The Big Lebowski.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmA-WSNhmRQ