Yet another gifted artist was lost to us to soon as 46-year-old actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment of an apparent drug overdose this weekend. According to CBS News, he had stayed clean for 23 years but in 2012, was once again battling addiction.
His work as an actor was truly memorable in such films as “Capote,” for which he won an Oscar in 2005. According to IMDB, he once said, ”I’m a thick kind of guy. But I’m never described in attractive ways. I’m waiting for somebody to say I’m at least cute. But nobody has.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman never worried about cute in his acting. His work spoke for itself. I think my favorite performance of his will always be Greek-American CIA operative Gust Avrfakotos in “Charlie Wilson’s War.”
For more of Mr. Hoffman’s better remembered works, please visit Oystermag.com, Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman.
I am so sorry he was not able to overcome his demons. My deepest condolences to Mr. Hoffman’s family and friends.