Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master

Another of our greatest actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman, was born July 23, 1967 and died February 2, 2014 at only 46.

He was known as a deeply committed, nuanced, and astonishingly versatile actor known for roles including The Talented Mr. Ripley, Mission: Impossible 3, the Hunger Games franchise, and Capote, for which he won the Best Actor Oscar in 2006.

He struggled with heroin addiction early in life, and successfully abstained from it for many years before relapsing. He died of overdose from a combination of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, according to the New York City Medical Examiner.

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