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Actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman started his acting career in 1991, when he appeared on television's Law & Order. Since then he has appeared in a generous number of popular films including Boogie Nights, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous, Capote, Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt, Moneyball, and, most recently, The Hunger Games franchise. Hoffman also took part in numerous theater roles including Othello, Death of a Salesman, and Jack Goes Boating in 2007, for which he also made his directorial debut with a film version in 2010.
Hoffman has won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Capote. He has also received Academy Award nominations for his supporting roles in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt, and The Master.
Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday, Feb. 2, from an apparent overdose. He leaves behind his wife, Mimi O'Donnell, a son, and two daughters. As news broke worldwide, many celebrities took to Twitter to express their sadness, and took time to remember Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant, talented man. The news this morning is shocking and sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 2, 2014
Beautiful beautiful man. We have lost so much joy to something so joyless. RIP PSH.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 2, 2014
Just hearing about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Devastating. What an amazingly gifted actor. RIP
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) February 2, 2014
Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 2, 2014
We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 2, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman. Unbearably, shockingly, deeply sad. Words fail to describe his life and our loss.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 2, 2014
RIP Phillip Seymour Hoffman. A true inspiration. Sad.
— steven yeun (@steveyeun) February 2, 2014
Love and prayers for Philip Seymour Hoffman's family. Addiction kills, I hope all who need it have access to abstinence based recovery.
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) February 2, 2014
Rest with the angels, Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 2, 2014
Devastated About Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’sDeath He was an Actors Actor! Life Seems 2B Like The BREATH,We Use 2 Blow The Candles Out
— Cher (@cher) February 2, 2014
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