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Old 02-02-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46

The Oscar winning actor was found dead this morning at his New York apartment. What a loss. It will be interesting to know the cause of death.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #2
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Probably a drug overdose. Seems like he's had problems before.

Philip Seymour Hoffman dead after apparent drug overdose: cops | New York Post
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A great loss. RIP.
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It will be interesting to know the cause of death.
Well, he had a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm, according to some reports.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/enterta...923/story.html

Sad loss. Very good actor.
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Just the other day I thought of him, and wondered what movie he might appear in next. He was such a terrific character actor; if he'd lived, he could have kept working as long as he desired.

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Posting about someone's death seems kind of ghoulish.
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From that point of view, so are funerals and memorial services...this is as close as the forum can get to one.

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Posting about someone's death seems kind of ghoulish.
In my experience, an important way for the living to deal with the death of someone is to talk about the departed, including the interesting and good things that he or she did in life. I don't find that ghoulish in the least.
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So terribly sad, what a waste!!! I have such a hard time understanding how these talented individuals can get to the point where they put their own lives at risk. Sometimes money and fame are NOT good.
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I knew him years ago and I know his family from when we were kids. I don't think it's the least bit ghoulish. And the family member of his with which I am still close is touched by the tributes and comments on Facebook and other online sites.
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Just the other day I thought of him, and wondered what movie he might appear in next. He was such a terrific character actor; if he'd lived, he could have kept working as long as he desired.

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He was a huge talent and it is a great loss.

Apparently he is in the next installment of The Hunger Games, which is in postproduction now.
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Loved him in Flawless, he was a talented actor.
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One of my favorite actors, what a tragedy.
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My impression of Hoffman was that he was a very pushy person. But that might have been because I remember his acting as Freddy in the Talented Mr. Ripley (Matt Damon played Ripley). He really stuck out in that role. I think he also played a pushy CIA guy in another movie I cannot recall the name of.

Was he really pushy and aggressive, or was he playing that character so excellently? Any strong opinions?
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My impression of Hoffman was that he was a very pushy person. But that might have been because I remember his acting as Freddy in the Talented Mr. Ripley (Matt Damon played Ripley). He really stuck out in that role. I think he also played a pushy CIA guy in another movie I cannot recall the name of.

Was he really pushy and aggressive, or was he playing that character so excellently? Any strong opinions?

I don't think he would have been in such high demand with directors (he had so many movies and plays to his name, it seems like he worked a lot more than many other "good" actors) if he was really pushy and aggressive.
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Apparently he is in the next installment of The Hunger Games, which is in postproduction now.
Ah, I see. That's where I saw him last, in Hunger Games. Hopefully, this does not delay the opening of the 3rd installment.
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I think The Talented Mr Ripley is an excellent film, and he certainly shone in it. His character is meant to be pushy in that film, of course, as the situation called for it. . .
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I think he also played a pushy CIA guy in another movie I cannot recall the name of.
Charlie Wilson's War. Hanks/Roberts/him as leads.
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Charlie Wilson's War. Hanks/Roberts/him as leads.
Nope that wasn't it but I added this to my Netflix queue. Thanks!
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Nope that wasn't it but I added this to my Netflix queue. Thanks!

A good movie, in my opinion. I just moved from the small east TX town where Charlie Wilson lived. A friend pointed out his house to me. He was kind of a local legend in Lufkin, TX. As for Mr. Hoffman, he's been one of my favorite actors since the first time I saw him act. I really hated hearing of his death. I also hate the crap that killed him. I wish he'd left it alone.
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