Philip Seymour Hoffman has appeared in more than 50 films in a career that spanned less than 25 years.
He appeared in big-budget Hollywood films such as “Mission: Impossible III” (2006), “Moneyball” (2011) and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013). He won best actor for “Capote” (2005) and was nominated three times for Academy Awards —for his role as a priest under suspicion as a sex predator in “Doubt” (2008); as a C.I.A. agent especially eloquent in high dudgeon in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007); and as a charismatic cult leader in “The Master” (2012).
He also has principal works in progress, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” (he had largely finished) and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” (was scheduled for seven more shooting days). These films are set for release by Lionsgate, the first on Nov. 21 of this year, the second on Nov. 20, 2015.
Philip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2, 2014 at the age of 46. According to NYPost.com, he was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm and 70 baggies of the drug inside his Greenwich Village pad. Find out more here.