Yesterday, Sunday, February 2, 2014, I was living under the rock that is known as the Super Bowl. So I did not learn until this morning (Monday, February 3, 2014) that Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday. He was 46-years-old.
Hoffman was born on July 23, 1967. He made his first screen appearance on an episode of Law & Order in 1991. After that, he made people notice him in Scent of a Woman (1992). Hoffman certainly made an impression on me in that film. That is why I describe myself as an admirer of Hoffman's work more than I am a fan of him, although I certainly like him.
He appeared in a number of films, working with many noted directors and earning acclaim; then, he won a best actor Oscar for his starring role in Capote (2006). He received three other Oscar nominations for his supporting work in the films: Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Doubt (2008), and The Master (2012).
Go to Variety for more on this sad news. Negromancer offers condolences to Hoffman's family and friends. R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman.