Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014)

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We’ve lost one of our most versatile, idiosyncratic and masterful actors.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was only 46 years old and from early reports, it appears that he might have died  from a drug overdose.

Of all his work, nothing struck me as more deliciously peculiar, more “unsettling” in the best sense of that word, then his role as Allen in the 1998 Todd Solondz film Happiness.

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Hoffman found the humanness and vulnerability in the most peculiar, even disturbing, characters. A master of his craft.

Dim the lights.

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