Philip Seymour Hoffman reported dead
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s characters often defined “world-weary”.
It often seemed that what others considered to be the normal way that life worked was a burden, and it was an effort even to discuss it.
Hoffman’s performance as Truman Capote was one of the most lauded ever, winning the actor an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA award, and a SAG award, along with many others.
As Plutarch Heavensbee, Hoffman was a featured player in the highest domestic-grossing movie of 2013, and was scheduled to play the role in the remaining two movies in the series.
Other geek friendly work includes:
- Leap of Faith (starring Steve Martin as an alleged faith healer)
- My Boyfriend’s Back (zomcom)
- Red Dragon
- Mission:Impossible III (for which Hoffman was nominated for a Saturn Award)
- Charlie Kaufman’s Synedoche, New York
- The Invention of Lying (Ricky Gervais)
- The Master (one of four Oscar nominations: Capote (winner); Charlie Wilson’s War; Doubt; and The Master)
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.