Philip Seymour Hoffman became widely known after he won an Academy Award in the leading role of the 2005 biopic “Capote”. He also appeared in the critcally acclaimed 2011 film “Moneyball”. The actor, aged 46, was found dead yesterday in the bathroom of his Manhattan Office Apartment.
Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas) was among the many of the stars who paid tribute to Hoffman today in light of his death. De Niro had this to say “I’m very, very saddened by the passing of Phil. He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say: ‘This just shouldn’t be.” In a statement made by his family, they said “We’re devastated by the passing of Phil”.
Hoffman’s career spanned twenty-three years at the time of his death. His first appearence was in an episode of Law & Order (“The Violence of Summer”, 1991). He broke out for his incredible preformance of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s author Truman Capote in the biographical film “Capote” (United Artists, 2005). He was also well known for his role as Art Howe, the manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team in the non-fiction film Moneyball (Columbia Pictures, 2011).
The police suspect that there may have been some drug use invovled, as they found two small packets full of a substance they believed to be heroin, although it is not confirmed.
Owen (Year 8)