Philip Seymoure Hoffman, 46, Theater and film actor, also director, died of heroine overdose in New York Sunday. Over a career spanning about twenty years, he acted in about 60 movies. Contrary to the beliefs of the showbiz, he was always down to earth, self effacing, anti glamor and intense in his performance. Unlike other Hollywood celebrities, he openly admitted his substance abuse and fought with his addictions, finally falling prey to them.
His celebrated roles on screen, apart from his Oscar winning role in ‘Capote 2005’ are, ‘Hard Eight 1996′, The Big Lebowski 1998′, The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999’, ‘Almost Famous 2000’, ‘The Savages 2007′, The Master 2012’, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013’.