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Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:09 am    Post subject: Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead Reply with quote

At least according to initial reports.

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Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment in New York City on Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a law-enforcement official.



This one kinda hits home hard for me, since he was pretty much my favorite actor of the generation who came into prominence in the last two decades.

He had a talent for playing either rather gruff, semi-macho characters(eg. Charlie Wilson's War), or stereotypically effeminate characters(eg. Capote). And very distinctive voice and appearance. With a lot of Hollywood actors, it's difficult to keep a definitive picture of them in your mind if you're seeing them for the first time(Tom Cruise, for example, does not really stand out among other guys of average height and brown hair), but you definitely remembered Hoffman.

Hard to pick a favorite role, so I guess I'll just go with Dickie in The Talented Mr. Ripley...

"If you think I'm late, what do you think her husband's saying?"

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was more talented than most. I really enjoy his low-key performance as Gamemaster in the Hunger Games.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kuros wrote:
He was more talented than most. I really enjoy his low-key performance as Gamemaster in the Hunger Games.


I was expecting a better speech than that. Come on, after all, the guy is dead!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have definitely been robbed of a few more great movies because of his death.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP PSH

Get a doctor, On the other hand, you REALLY should! You're obsessed with dead people.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead Reply with quote

On the other hand,

Can you foresee death?

Who is the next big name person to die?
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