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    RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman July 23, 1967 - Feb 02nd, 2014

    RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman July 23, 1967 - Feb 02nd, 2014

    http://www.tmz.com/person/philip-seymour-hoffman/

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday in a New York City apartment of a reported drug overdose.

    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the actor was found Sunday morning inside of his Greenwich apartment ... and they're still on scene investigating.

    Details surrounding his death are unclear ... but the actor had struggled with drug problems ... most recently checking himself into a rehab facility for heroin back in May.

    As we previously reported ... Hoffman had been clean for 23 years but fell off the wagon in 2012.

    IMDB Info http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000450/

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    The New York Post is reporting that he was found in his bathroom with a hypodermic needle sticking out of his arm. ....he had relapsed into heroin abuse. Very sad. I can still remember the character he played in Boogie Nights.

    http://nypost.com/tag/philip-seymour-hoffman/
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    Shocking news about this great actor's death!!

    So many great performances in so many great roles!!

    The list of great performances is too long to list.

    Sadly, he won't get to watch today's Superbowl, which is expected to be a great one.....

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    My favorite performance is when he played Brad in the Big Labowski. He was the Big Labowski's personal assistant. I love it when the Dude meets Bunnie Labowski for the first time. Bunnie offers to suck Duder's cock for 500$. And Brad can't watch...unless he pays 100$. Brad breaks out in nervous laughter

    Later when the Dude and Walter botched the hand off of Bunnie's ransom, Brad says "This is our concern Dude." I'll never forget that line.

    This was his greatest role.

    RIP

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    Overdose kill and it is a big problen for a rock star or a actor.

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    A few years ago I read an interview with Hoffman in which he spoke frankly about his past drug abuse and he said he liked all recreational drugs and especially liked heroin. I thought his comments were odd at the time.

    You wonder whether this is a Corey Monteith situation in which he went back to the last best dosage of heroin after a long layoff from the drug. The body builds up resistance to heroin dosages over time and overdoses happen when a user goes back to the last best dose which was tolerated in the past due to a resistance build up, but is now fatal to the same body. If the needle was still in his arm it sounds like he went quick after the injection.

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    Very sad, one of my favorite actors.

    A real talent.
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    50 bags of heroin found in Hoffman's apartment:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/03/showbi...ath/index.html

    This related CNN article analyzes how Heroin use is on the rise in part due to its comparatively cheap price on the street vs. prescription med pills:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/02/us/her...html?hpt=hp_t1
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungry101 View Post
    This was his greatest role.
    My favorite part with Brandt is when he's showing the Dude all of Lebowski's ''awards'' and he looks so proud.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmA-WSNhmRQ

    I think he was even better in the movie Happiness with an even more pathetic character. That's the two movies where I remember him more vividly.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHK8bsAkDuA
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    It's somewhat of a good thing that he was found prior to the Superbowl. If not, the rumours would have been flying that he may have committed suicide because he possibly would have lost a lot of money betting on the Broncos.

    But since he was found prior to the game, it looks like an accidental overdose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siocnarf View Post
    I think he was even better in the movie Happiness with an even more pathetic character
    Little Billy finally came at the end..it was classic

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    The CBS national news with Scott Pelle reported this as their lead story tonight. They said that his apartment door was found double locked and Hoffman died alone. They also reported he recently split with his longtime GF Mimi O'Donnell (mother of his 3 kids) and O'Donnell told cops he called her 10 pm Saturday night and he sounded high during the call.

    They also reported that witnesses saw Hoffman purchase the heroin on the street from 2 dealers. 70 bags total found in his apartment and according to cops they are looking at whether the heroin was mixed with fentanyl which is drug "napalm."

    The report said Hoffman was paying $11,000 a month rent for his Greenwich Village apartment and $10,000 per month on drugs.
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    Here is Hoffman's memorable "I am an idiot" scene with Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTMYcSU_HCc

    Hoffman's nerdy loser character in that movie is possibly only matched by the legendary "McFly" character in Superbad as far as legendary nerds.

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    Here is Hoffman as the butler in "Big Lebowski" with the Dude

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmA-WSNhmRQ

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    Time Magazine posted Hoffman 7's greatest roles and scenes and agreed with me that the Boogie Nights performance was his best:

    http://entertainment.time.com/2014/0...an-best-roles/

    I would have elevated his role in Charlie Wilson's War to #2 on the list.
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