I actually wept when I heard that this creative genius had passed away in his New York apartment apparently wearing a pair of shorts and t shirt and a needle out his arm. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is/was hands down one of my favourite actors of all time. Every movie he is in I felt you could trust and his commitment was breathtaking. May it be a zany Along Came Polly moment, or a Duke special in The Boat that Rocked…The Savages.…Jack went boating and of course award winning Capote.
Who would have thought that the two leading men some years ago for best actor-Heath Ledger and Phillip Seymour Hoffman would years later be gone having travelled the same dark road. If you are a fan of his work you will know that for the most part his characters were stitched together with melancholic tapestry.
Crazy that he was a few months away from staring in a comedy about a middle aged man in the pursuit of happiness. This picture was taken at the Sundance Festival in January, he didn’t do any interviews but had this portrait taken. Rest in Peace Mr Hoffman. X