Page 9 of 25 FirstFirst ... 567891011121319 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 135 of 371
Like Tree509Likes

Thread: Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead

  1. #121
    Elite Member witchcurlgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acerbia
    Posts
    34,327

    Default

    only we oldsters will get that

    MohandasKGanja likes this.



    All of God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.


    If I wanted the government in my womb I'd fuck a Senator

  2. #122
    Elite Member MohandasKGanja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wherever my kids are
    Posts
    29,230

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    only we oldsters will get that
    WCG, we'll always have Poughkeepsie.
    witchcurlgirl likes this.

  3. #123
    Elite Member Sylkyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Indahood, AL
    Posts
    9,624

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    This to me was his best scene ever. This is where I fell in love with Philip Seymour Hoffman. We're going to miss him, and his talent, so damn much.
    Bombshell, Trixie, fuzuoko and 3 others like this.

  4. #124
    Elite Member SoCalMarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SoCal... Duh.
    Posts
    3,316

    Default

    On a lighter note, he was the only reason I made it through "Along Came Polly" (Seriously, I only watched the movie because I heard he was the funniest person in the movie, and he was playing supporting role).
    He had enormous talent, he did comedy just as well as he did drama.... ugh... so sad that he's passed

    funky_chicken and Mrs P like this.

  5. #125
    Elite Member Bombshell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    in Delusion
    Posts
    2,615

    Default

    The first time I ever heard the term "Sharted" was in that movie and I laughed so hard I peed a little.

    Then a few years later my SIL who had been being a giant pain in the ass regarding my wedding sharted herself at my reception. So I always think about him and that scene every time that memory or story comes up.
    SoCalMarie, Karistiona and Mrs P like this.
    "Shopping tip: You can get shoes for a buck at the bowling alley."

  6. #126
    Elite Member Honeythorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Death Valley~Middle Earth, Califas
    Posts
    2,948

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    He even made Twister better than it was...he was pretty manic in that flick.

    I LOVED him in Twister. My fave character in the whole film.

    RIP "Dusty"
    CL** likes this.

  7. #127
    Elite Member kasippu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    4,281

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    if you have a habit and money, you buy drugs in larger amounts. why deal with a dealer every day? 70 bags would be a few days to a week supply, depending on your habit.
    Quote Originally Posted by JadeStar70 View Post
    Not to look stupid,...(but maybe I will anyway) ?

    Same here i, I thought they found kilo's of the stuff where they actually only found 7 grams?

  8. #128
    Elite Member HWBL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    21,354

    Default

    Sad and shocking.


    Source: Daily Mail

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's final descent into drugs: Actor was kicked out by partner for using heroin family home - as images of him unconscious on a flight just three days before death emerge

    • Oscar winner, 46, discovered with close to 70 bags of heroin and 20 discarded syringes inside his Manhattan home on Sunday

    • Last pictures of the actor reveal him to be drinking in a bar in Atlanta on January 30 and on a flight back to New York

    • NYPD are examining his cellphone to discover who sold him the drugs

    • The actor's body was found by close friend and playwright David Bar Katz and his British assistant Isabella Wing-Davey

    • His children were waiting in a playground a block away and were with their mother Mimi O'Donnell when she discovered he was dead

    • Sources say the actor was kicked out of his house by O'Donnell a few months ago because he had relapsed

    • Two weeks ago told complete stranger 'I'm a heroin addict' when asked what he does

    • Six weeks ago told friend 'If I don't stop now, I know I'm gonna die'

    • Mr Hoffman was discovered on the bathroom floor wearing shorts and t-shirt with a needle sticking out of his arm - still wearing his glasses

    • New York Medical Examiner says that the autopsy results will not be released until Tuesday


    Philip Seymour Hoffman lost his family because of his heroin addiction said friends of the tragic Oscar winning actor who died on Sunday with 70 bags of heroin and 20 used needles inside his home.

    Refuting all suggestions that the 46-year-old had been kicked out by his partner of 14-years because of an affair - friends confirmed that Hoffman had been asked to leave for the sake of his three children as he was battling a huge drug habit.

    'It was known that he was struggling to stay sober, and girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell had given him some tough love and told him he needed some time away from the kids and to get straight again,’ a Hollywood source told the New York Post.

    'They were living separate lives,’ a law-enforcement source said of Hoffman and O’Donnell. He was living over here, she was living over there. You do the math.’


    Kicked out: Tragic Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman had separated from his longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell, pictured with the actor in 2008, in the months leading up to his death because she couldn't handle his heroin addiction said friends


    Father-of-three: The 46-year-old had moved out of his family home leaving his three children with partner, Mimi O'Donnell - Cooper, 10, left, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5 - because of his drug addiction

    Devoted father Hoffman moved only a few blocks away from the home he had shared with his partner and children around three months ago according to the New York Post.

    Tragically he was found stone-cold dead on his bathroom floor with a syringe sticking out of his arm on Sunday - and apparently had been lying there for hours.

    'He was apparently in the throes of a major heroin addiction’ when he died, a law-enforcement source said, adding that there was no evidence of another woman.

    'Sex is the last thing on your mind’ when you’re so drug-addicted, the source said. 'Your sex is your drugs.'

    Hoffman and O'Donnell had three children together, a 10-year-old son named Cooper and daughters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.

    Hoffman, who had been sober for 23 years, seems to have relapsed and displayed strange behavior in the weeks leading up to his untimely death.

    Two weeks ago, at the Sundance Film Festival, he told a complete stranger 'I'm a heroin addict', when asked what he does for a living.

    Magazine publisher John Arundel hadn't immediately recognised the actor, who took off his 'sloppy hat' and continued to say he had recently been in rehab, according to the New York Post.

    And six weeks ago, he told a friend he knew heroin would kill him.

    Having relapsed, the Capote star went back to AA in a desperate bid to kick the habit of three-day binges, TMZ reported.

    When someone asked him how addicted he was, he replied: 'If I don't stop, I know I'm gonna die'.

    His estranged partner, Mimi O'Donnell - who told police that the actor appeared high when she saw him the day before he died.

    Indeed, the Oscar winning actor was pictured in an Atlanta bar on January 30 drinking, smoking and repeatedly running in and out of the restroom.

    The actor was seen by a diner in a restaurant next door to the Hyatt in downtown Atlanta who said the 46-year-old appeared, 'sketchy.'

    He apparently was with a woman at the bar and made 'multiple trips' to the bathroom - which alerted the fellow patron's attention.

    Apparently Hoffman appeared intoxicated and was later seen at the airport, where he was described as 'drunk and disheveled'.


    Passed out: Philip Seymour Hoffman is pictured (left) unconscious on his New York bound flight from Atlanta after spending the afternoon drinking before he boarded and (right) being driven away from the flight by an airport cart on landing in the Big Apple

    His estranged partner, Mimi O'Donnell - who told police that the actor appeared high when she saw him the day before he died.

    Indeed, the Oscar winning actor was pictured in an Atlanta bar on January 30 drinking, smoking and repeatedly running in and out of the restroom.

    The actor was seen by a diner in a restaurant next door to the Hyatt in downtown Atlanta who said the 46-year-old appeared, 'sketchy.'

    He apparently was with a woman at the bar and made 'multiple trips' to the bathroom - which alerted the fellow patron's attention.

    Apparently Hoffman appeared intoxicated and was later seen at the airport, where he was described as 'drunk and disheveled'.

    Pictures taken on-board his flight and obtained by TMZ reveal the Hunger Games star passed out almost immediately after his drinking session in the downtown Atlanta bar.

    According to the passenger who took the pictures, Hoffman was out like a light almost as he took his seat for the New York bound flight on Thursday last week.

    Later, the Oscar winning actor came to and was described as 'groggy and disheveled' and as soon as the flight touched down he was put on an airport cart and driven away.

    O'Donnell told NYPD that she last saw the actor at 2pm on Saturday on the street near to the West Village apartment he was living in.

    She told investigators that he appeared to be under the influence of drugs and when she spoke to him again at around 8pm on Saturday - he also sounded high.

    So far officers have found no evidence of a struggle inside the apartment where his body was found Sunday morning by close friend and playwright David Bar Katz and British assistant Isabella Wing-Davey, who had been asked to check up on him by Miss O'Donnell.

    The pair found Mr Hoffman in his underwear on a bathroom floor at apartment 4D, 35 Bethune Street around 11:30 a.m. Allegedly, he had a syringe still in his arm.

    Hoffman had apparently arranged to meet them at a nearby playground just a block and a half away.

    When O'Donnell was told that he had been discovered slumped on the bathroom floor she put her kids in her car, rushed to the West Village apartment and left her children in the running vehicle as she dashed inside, shouting, 'I have to see him!'

    Police initially barred Miss O'Donnell from the scene, but she was later allowed to enter the building and appeared teary-eyed.

    After remaining in the apartment all day, the actor's body was finally taken from his home just before 7 p.m.

    The medical examiner is set to perform an autopsy today to determine the cause of death - with a drugs overdose strongly suspected.

    According to police sources who spoke to CNN, Hoffman had in his possession, the blood-pressure medication clonidine hydrochloride; the addiction-treatment drug buprenorphine; Vyvanse, a drug used to treat attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder; hydroxyzine, which can be used to treat anxiety; and methocarbamol, a muscle relaxer.

    Police also discovered several other bags containing white powder and a charred spoon in the sink.

    On Monday, the NYPD announced a massive citywide search to find the drug dealer or dealers who sold heroin to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    'An internal email went out to all supervisors asking if anyone has had any experience with those brand names of drugs,' a law enforcement source told The New York Post.

    'They’re going to try to find the source.'

    Investigators found eight empty bags stamped with 'Ace of Spades' and 'Ace of Hearts' inside the actor's Manhattan apartment, according to officials.

    They usually contain a lethal mix of heroin laced with fentanyl - an opiate used to soothe the pain of cancer patients.

    The card-inspired brand names are among hundreds of stamps used by drug distribution crews to mark products, but they haven't been seen in New York since 2008, according to CNN.

    Their lethal contents - also known as 'Bud Ice', 'Income tax' and 'Theraflu' - have been linked to more than 100 deaths in America - with more three dozen deaths in Maryland since September.


    Deadly: Investigators found 49 empty bags stamped with 'Ace of Spades' and 'Ace of Hearts' inside the actor's Manhattan apartment, according to officials. They usually contain a lethal mix of heroin and fentanyl - also known as 'Bud Ice'

    Risk: The lethal concoction - also referred to as 'Theraflu' - has been linked to more than 100 deaths in the US


    Meanwhile, there have been almost 20 related deaths in Pennsylvania in this month alone - with officials estimating a further 22 people dying of heroin-fentanyl overdoses in Rhode Island during the first two weeks of this year, according to the Providence Journal.

    Fox News reported a man has come forward claiming they he saw Hoffman buying drugs earlier in the evening.

    The passerby claims he saw a 'very sweaty' Hoffman withdrawing a large sum of money from an ATM by his home before handing it over to two men wearing messenger bags.

    The man reportedly added Hoffman looked 'like s**t'.

    Police are now seeking surveillance videos from the bank.

    It was Hoffman's assistant, Isabella Wing-Davey, thought to be 28, who called 911 Sunday to report his dead body.

    'They were friends, very good friends,' said actress Meg Gibson, who worked with Hoffman and Wing-Davey on Candlesticks - a short film that listed Hoffman as assistant director.

    She holds a BA from Cambridge University in History, and is currently a thesis student in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program.

    Gibson said that Hoffman was close friends with Wing-Davey’s father, Mark Wing-Davey, who chairs the graduate acting department at Tisch - and who also graduated from Cambridge University in 1970.

    A close friend of tragic Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman has told how he was ‘mentoring’ his assistant Isabella Wing-Davey before his death – and insisted there had not been any romantic relationship between the pair.

    Actress Meg Gibson, who worked with the pair on the short film Candlesticks stressed to MailOnline today: ‘They was nothing romantic between them at all, absolutely not.

    Grief-stricken Bella found the star’s body at his rented Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday morning, alongside playwright David Katz.

    Only two weeks ago she had accompanied the actor to the Sundance Film Festival and was pictured strolling with him.

    ‘Bella’s father Mark worked with Phil at the Public Theater and Bella has known Phil since she was a child. Phil brought her into his company to be his development person when she was finishing her graduate work at Tisch School of the Arts, ‘ Meg said.

    ‘She’s highly skilled and highly talented, she won the Director’s award at Tisch last year.

    ‘Phil didn’t tolerate fools and he was a mentor for Bella, she was learning her way in the business as a family friend.’

    Meg said Philip’s death had come as a ‘terrible shock’.

    Having known the actor for decades, the actress said it was shocking that his drug abuse had reared its head again after 23 years of sobriety, adding: ‘He was clean for 23 years and I’ve had many, many a dinner with him where he didn’t have anything to drink.

    DID PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN BUY HUGE STASH OF DEADLY TAINTED HEROIN?

    Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered dead on the bathroom floor of his 4th floor apartment literally surrounded by heroin and its attached paraphernalia.

    Some of the empty heroin envelopes were branded with an Ace of Spades log - other with an Ace of Hearts.

    The Ace of Spades heroin has been spreading across the country - on July 7, 2011 12 people in Wichita, Kansas, were indicted on heroin trafficking charges - that centered on selling the drugs into New York City.

    The majority of the trafficking was to Brooklyn and Queens - from where it would be distributed to Manhattan and into Long Island.

    Ace of Spades heroin reared its head again on January 16 when authorities arrested Kendall Sistrunk, 49, with transporting heroin from New York to Stamford, Connecticut.

    'Police found 44 bags of heroin with an Ace of Spades brand with a street value of about $900,' according to Captain Richard Conklin, head of Stamford’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad.

    Indeed, it is suspected that the Ace of Spades brand is responsible for close to 100 deaths from New Hampshire to Washington State - including 37 in Maryland since September.
    In a touching gesture, Australian actress Cate Blanchett appeared teary eyed as she arrived at the apartment Hoffman once shared with O'Donnell - just a block and-a-half from the apartment he was found dead in.

    Carrying bags, including a telescope - presumably for Hoffman’s children, the Oscar winner emerged from a black Cadillac and with the help of an assistant.

    Blanchett declined comment.

    Blanchett, who worked with Hoffman on the 1999 movie, The Talented Mr Ripley is also up for another Oscar this year for her part in the Woody Allen movie, Blue Jasmine.

    Broadway announced Monday that it would dim its lights for one minute at 7:45 pm on Wednesday in memory of the celebrated stage and screen actor.

    Charlotte St Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, described Hoffman as a 'true artist who loved theater.

    'We'll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans,' she added.

    ‘There are lots of people we’re all aware of who have had abuse issues and it’s just shocking and terrifying that it can rear its head.’

    Meg appeared in Candlesticks, which was directed by Bella and listed Philip as assistant director.

    When asked about his recent split from long-term girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell, with whom Phil has three young children, Meg said: ‘Whatever was going on they kept it very quiet, all I knew is that Phil was a devoted father and was especially close to his son. He saw the children every day.’

    Describing Mimi as a ‘fantastic costume designer and wonderful mother’, Meg told how Mimi had run the Labryinth Theater in New York when Philip took a leave of absence, saying: ‘She’s a fantastic person.’



    Mr Hoffman's last public appearance was at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January, where he was promoting his movie, 'God's Pocket,' and also 'A Most Wanted Man.'

    He appeared 'slightly disheveled and pasty,' according to the New York Post.

    He had a five o'clock shadow, pale complexion and watery eyes, appearing altogether worn out.

    He kept some press commitments, posing on the carpet with his Most Wanted co-stars Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe, dressed in baggy clothes.

    However, he declined a number of interviews, with his representative telling reporters the actor 'needed a minute and didn't feel like coming down yet.'

    The night before he was found dead, the actor dined at West Village restaurant Automatic Slims with two other men around, 7PM In Touch reports.

    A witness told the magazine he was drinking cranberry and soda and seemed 'totally fine.'

    'The friends he was with seemed like industry people. He had a cheeseburger. He was low-key and friendly and none of them looked like they were looking to party,' the witness said.

    'He comes in occasionally and just keeps a low profile. He hardly ever drinks. Such a nice guy and very unexpected to hear this news.'

    On Saturday, employees from one of his favorite places to take his kids - the Chocolate Bar on Eighth Avenue - reported seeing him looking 'really happy'.

    'Everyone seems pretty shaken up,' said Kate St. Cyr, 24, the assistant manager told DNAinfo.

    'We just saw him yesterday, he was fine,' she added. 'He's been in a great mood, really happy.'

    She described Hoffman as a 'really sweet man and dad' who would often take his children to the store for ice cream in the summer.

    The actor had a specially close bond to his son Cooper who he regularly played weekend basketball with and was often photographed with at Knicks games in Madison Square Garden.

    'He seemed to have a really great relationship with his kids,' St. Cyr went on. 'That's, I think, what's upsetting most of us. We feel really sad for his kids.'


    However, the next day a neighbor told Fox he had seen the star earlier that day buying tissues and soda at a nearby grocery store.

    The neighbor added Hoffman looked 'grey' and 'not well' before he joined friends for his low-key dinner.

    'A Most Wanted Man' director Anton Corbijn said he was shocked to hear about the death of the actor who just two weeks ago seemed 'in a good place.'

    'We spent some time together only [two] weeks ago and he seemed in a good place despite some issues he had to deal with,' Mr Corbijn told the Post.

    'He was not only the most gifted actor I ever worked with (and judging by the legacy he leaves behind I am certain I share this with most if not all directors who were fortunate enough to work with him), he had also become an incredibly inspiring and supportive friend.

    'I am so terribly sad as I find it impossible to comprehend what happened today and to collect my thoughts properly.'

    He added: 'I have to think about Mimi and the children and [I] wish them much strength coping with the loss of this truly great man as a father and partner.'

    And today, Seymour Hoffman's college friend and former 3rd Rock From The Sun star, Kristen Johnson posted onto Twitter her tribute, where she acknowledged he was an addict.

    'Thank you for all your kind words about Phil. Sadly, after being sober for years & years, he relapsed & has been grappling with his addiction for last few years.

    'I wish I could say I was shocked, but all I feel is a mixture of terrible grief, sad resignation & a powerful rage.

    'Many, many people die from this disease. Like them, Phil didn't want to die. He fought hard to get clean. He had a family he loved, many friends who adored him & a career he was proud of.

    'But addiction doesn't care about that.'

    The superintendent of Hoffman's building, who declined to give his name, said that Hoffman had been there two months.

    A man in his 60s who said he was the dog walker however said it was sooner, and six weeks at most.

    He said: 'I'm in and out of that building 30 times a day and it has been a matter of weeks he's been here'.

    Earlier, a neighbor at the $4.4 million apartment Mr Hoffman and Miss O'Donnell owned together in Jane Street, less than three blocks away from his rental home, described him as 'a troubled soul' to the New York Post.

    The couple bought the three-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath apartment in 2008.

    'He did not look well recently — like he was out of it,' the woman said. 'I think him and his woman friend were off and on.'

    'He lived down here for a long time and was well liked, but everyone knew he had substance-abuse problems,' she added.

    Just over a week ago, Mr Hoffman was spotted in the audience at the Broadway revival of 'Waiting for Godot.'

    Mr Hoffman won the best actor Academy Award for the 2005 film, Capote, and has been hailed by the film industry as one of the finest actors of his generation.

    The Fairport, New York, native reportedly told TMZ in May that he began taking heroin again after 23 years of being clean. He said he'd progressed from prescription pills to ultimately snorting heroin.

    He claimed that he only used heroin for a week before he realized he needed help and checked himself into a detox facility on the East Coast.

    He spent 10 days receiving treatment and credited a 'great group of friends and family' for helping.

    'I saw him last week, and he was clean and sober, his old self,' Mr Katz, a screenwriter, told the New York Times Sunday. He said he called 911 after finding Mr Hoffman. 'I really thought this chapter was over.'

    A relative told The Post: 'We're just really devastated that this could happen.'

    'There had always been a concern with the business he was in,' said Doris Barr, 76, whose son is married to Mr Hoffman's sister.

    After Mr Katz called 911, emergency workers rushed to the scene where Mr Hoffman was declared dead on arrival.

    Just before 7 p.m., after CSU investigators, wearing white plastic suits, spent the entire afternoon and much of the evening going in and out of Mr Hoffman's apartment, the crime scene van moved to make way for the medical examiners wagon to pull up to the building.

    Police flanked both sides of the van all the way to the buildings entrance. After 10 somber minutes, a stretcher was wheeled out carrying a figure covered in black plastic and was loaded into the wagon before being quickly whisked away with blaring horns and blinding blue and red lights.

    Earlier, neighbors said the actor looked ill when they last saw him.

    'Just the other day I saw him getting out of his mini cooper with his kids and his wife I guess. He was in sweatpants and a beanie and he looked disheveled,' said Olivia De Santis as more than 100 people gathered outside the actor's home.

    The family of the actor issued a statement to the media in the aftermath of his death to thank everyone for their support.

    'We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving.

    'Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.'

    In 2006, Mr Hoffman admitted his history of substance abuse after he graduated from NYU's drama school.

    'It was all that drugs and alcohol, yeah. It was anything I could get my hands on…I liked it all,' he told 60 Minutes at the time.

    Mr Hoffman, who was no matinee idol figure with his tubby build and scruffy blond hair, made his career mostly as a character actor. He was nominated for Oscars four times in all -- best actor for Capote, which he won, and best supporting actor in The Master, Doubt, and Charlie Wilson's War.

    In one of his earliest films, he played a spoiled prep school student in 'Scent of a Woman' in 1992.

    A breakthrough role came as a gay member of a porno film crew in 'Boogie Nights,' one of several movies directed by Paul Thomas Anderson that he would eventually appear in.

    He often played comic, slightly off-kilter roles in movies like 'Along Came Polly,' 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Almost Famous.'

    Just weeks ago, Showtime announced Mr Hoffman would star in 'Happyish,' a new comedy series about a middle-aged man's pursuit of happiness.

    In 'The Master,' he was nominated for the 2013 Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role as the charismatic leader of a religious movement.

    The film, partly inspired by the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, reunited the actor with Anderson.

    He also received a 2009 supporting nomination for 'Doubt,' in which he played a priest who comes under suspicion because of his relationship with a boy. Meanwhile, in 'Charlie Wilson's War' he played a convincing CIA officer.

    Mr. Hoffman appeared in more than 50 films in a career that spanned less than 25 years.

    Born in 1967, Mr Hoffman was interested in acting from an early age, mesmerized at 12 by a local production of Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons.'

    He studied theater as a teenager with the New York State Summer School of the Arts and the Circle in the Square Theatre. He then majored in drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

    Trained in the theater, with a versatility and discipline more common among British performers than Americans, he was a character actor who could take on any role, large or small, loathsome or sympathetic.

    On the stage, he performed in revivals of 'True West,' ''Long Day's Journey Into Night' and 'The Seagull,' a summer production that also featured Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline.

    In 2012, he was more than equal to one of the great roles in American theater — Willy Loman in 'Death of a Salesman,' a performance praised as 'heartbreaking' by Associated Press theater critic Mark Kennedy.

    'Hoffman is only 44, but he nevertheless sags in his brokenness like a man closer to retirement age, lugging about his sample cases filled with his self-denial and disillusionment,' Mr Kennedy wrote.

    'His fraying connection to reality is pronounced in this production, with Hoffman quick to anger and a hard edge emerging from his babbling.'

    He also directed and acted in Off Broadway shows for the Labyrinth Theater Company, a New York troupe, which he served for a time as artistic director.

    In 2003, he played James Tyrone, a doomed addict in 'Long Day's Journey Into Night.'

    'The theater was very difficult for him,' the play's director Robert Fallstold the New York Times Sunday night.

    'It cost him; there was an emotional cost to the work, having to do it for eight performances a week, and having to rehearse. In "Long Day's Journey," a role about an addict who would be dead in a number of years, who was filled with self-loathing, certainly Phil had access to those emotions.

    'But I'm not talking about a method actor. He just brought every fiber of his being to the stage. He was there — with his depth of feeling, depth of humanity — and no other actor I've ever worked with ever brought it like that, not at that level.'

    The actor was known for the enormous respect he commanded from his peers says director Shane Salerno who produced his documentary, Salinger, with the help of Mr Hoffman.

    'To be honest, we were having trouble getting big names to participate,' said Mr Salerno.

    'But when he agreed to do it, other people began getting on board. Once Phil signed up, it was like we had a seal of authenticity,' Salerno said to USA Today.

    'The interviews he gave were as good as the Yale professors we spoke with. You can't imagine how intellectual he was about film, stage, literature. He was as smart as they come.'

    Many more pics at link.
    Warren Beatty: actor, director, writer, producer.

    ***** celeb

  9. #129
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,527

    Default

    He was in such poor shape its a wonder he didn't have a heart attack. Or maybe he did.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  10. #130
    Elite Member effie2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Where it all begun
    Posts
    14,908

    Default

    Well,he was a talented junkie who loved getting high more than himself or his children.I am not for telling people how to live their lives ,i do believe though if you choose to have kids you owe it to them to be there...I am glad you all are able to separate the junkie from the talented actor and still enjoy his job,for whatever he was doing affected his own people and not the public.
    Bellatheball likes this.
    "Effie is all kinds of awesome." - Some internet moderator


  11. #131
    Elite Member Mel1973's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cuntopia
    Posts
    42,972

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Beantownfan View Post
    Amen. But damn he had three young kids!
    yeah, but heroin don't give a fuck about your kids. and eventually, if on heroin long enough, neither does the addict. drug addicts love their kids too. it's almost unexplainable what that shit'll do to you. never been an addict myself but I have a brother (actually 2) that have really struggled with addiction. Knowing them and what they've gone through, I haven't ever doubted my brother loved his daughter but when you have a physical and mental dependency on something, you NEED that shit in order to function... or you need rehab to get clean.
    Quote Originally Posted by effie2 View Post
    Well,he was a talented junkie who loved getting high more than himself or his children.I am not for telling people how to live their lives ,i do believe though if you choose to have kids you owe it to them to be there...I am glad you all are able to separate the junkie from the talented actor and still enjoy his job,for whatever he was doing affected his own people and not the public.
    yep. in the grand scheme of things, he was a fucking junkie. drugs don't care about you, your kids, your talent, your money, your sobriety - NOTHING. Use the shit AT YOUR OWN PERIL... that's what the stupid fucking baggies with the silly little names don't tell you. the shit doesn't come with a warning that says "you'll get high. you'll enjoy the high. you'll want to get high again and again and again. you will get high at the expense of every goddamn thing you know, love and respect... and you will lose those things for one more high."

    Eight empty glassine bags with distinct emblems (Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts), which officials are testing, were recovered from the death scene. Police said the bags (which also have been tied to heroin strains dubbed “Bud Ice,” “Income Tax” and “Theraflu”)
    GasChick, no the drug isn't cut with those things (especially the income tax!). silly. I remember when we used to do X, the "cuter" the name (Harry Potter, Dolphins, etc), the lower (is that possible) the high.. the nastier the names (Medusa, Scorpion, etc) the harder the high hit you. That doesn't seem to be the case with heroin... all those names are pretty innocuous.
    sluce, Kittylady and Bombshell like this.
    Kill him.
    Kill her.
    Kill It.
    Kill everything... that IS the solution!
    П(_)П
    twitchy molests my signature!

  12. #132
    Elite Member effie2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Where it all begun
    Posts
    14,908

    Default

    I have a beloved niece ,a former recovered junkie..clean for 10 years,underwent an open 6 years(yes 6 years)open program with her family.She works at the same unit,married ,she has a darling almost 1yo,my Natalia!I am so happy for her..so proud and glad.She told me if there was a chance in a million to relapse,there is no way now,not only because she wants to be there for her baby,but mostly she longs to enjoy every little moment of her baby,s life!
    darksithbunny likes this.
    "Effie is all kinds of awesome." - Some internet moderator


  13. #133
    Elite Member Mel1973's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cuntopia
    Posts
    42,972

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by effie2 View Post
    I have a beloved niece ,a former recovered junkie..clean for 10 years,underwent an open 6 years(yes 6 years)open program with her family.She works at the same unit,married ,she has a darling almost 1yo,my Natalia!I am so happy for her..so proud and glad.She told me if there was a chance in a million to relapse,there is no way now,not only because she wants to be there for her baby,but mostly she longs to enjoy every little moment of her baby,s life!
    well, PSH was clean for 23 before he relapsed. and i have zero doubts that the man surely loved his kids. i hope your niece is correct about her never relapsing though.
    Kittylady and C_is_for_Cookie like this.
    Kill him.
    Kill her.
    Kill It.
    Kill everything... that IS the solution!
    П(_)П
    twitchy molests my signature!

  14. #134
    Elite Member effie2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Where it all begun
    Posts
    14,908

    Default

    I cant deny i felt uneasy after reading that..i did.After 23 fucking years..you think after so long they are safe..i hope my Emily will stay clean and strong..
    Mel1973, darksithbunny and CL** like this.
    "Effie is all kinds of awesome." - Some internet moderator


  15. #135
    fgg
    fgg is offline
    Elite Member fgg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    32,064

    Default

    that last article brought tears to my eyes. i wonder if mimi feels guilty even though she did the tough love to keep her kids safe and try to help PSH get straight.
    Last edited by twitchy2.0; February 5th, 2014 at 04:33 PM. Reason: reference to current board member not banned
    effie2, Bombshell and sputnik like this.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

Page 9 of 25 FirstFirst ... 567891011121319 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 25
    Last Post: June 1st, 2013, 02:32 AM
  2. The Master - Joaquin Phoenix & Philip Seymour Hoffman
    By fgg in forum Television and Movies
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: September 19th, 2012, 11:07 AM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: June 22nd, 2006, 05:18 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 25th, 2006, 12:00 PM
  5. Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 6th, 2006, 01:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •