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Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 February 2, 2014) Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles typically lowlifes, bullies, and misfits Hoffman made many films from the early 1990s until his death at age 46. While he mainly worked in independent films, including The Savages (2007) and Synecdoche, New York (2008), Hoffman also appeared in Hollywood blockbusters, such as Twister (1996) and Mission: Impossible III (2006), and in one of his final roles, as Plutarch Heavensbee in the Hunger Games series (201315). The feature Jack Goes Boating (2010) marked his debut as a filmmaker. Hoffman was also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the off-Broadway LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, where he directed, produced, and appeared in numerous stage productions. His performances in three Broadway plays True West (2000), Long Day's Journey into Night (2003), and Death of a Salesman (2012) all led to Tony Award nominations. Hoffman struggled with drug addiction as a young adult, and relapsed in 2013 after many years of sobriety. In February 2014, he was found dead with a syringe of heroin still in his arm, but the official cause of death was combined drug intoxication  an unexpected event that was widely lamented in the film and theater industries. Remembered for his fearlessness in playing reprehensible characters, and for bringing depth and humanity to such roles, Hoffman was described in his New York Times obituary as "perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation"

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote - Best Actor (2005)

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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. After Hoffman’s death from an overdose in on Feb. 2, 2014, his will asked that his offspring grow up in Manhattan, Chicago or San Francisco, to be exposed to their arts and architecture. (AP Photo/Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - In a Jan. 19, 2014 file photo Phillip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Court documents filed July 18, 2014 show Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. A spokesperson for the New York City Medical Examiner announced on Friday, Feb. 28, that Hoffman’s death an accident. The Oscar-winning actor’s body was found on Feb. 2 with a needle still in his arm. Officials say he died from a toxic mix of heroin and other drugs. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday called on first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike. (AP Photo/Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

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The New York City apartment that Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in last month has been put up for rent. (Street Easy)

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The New York City apartment that Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in last month has been put up for rent. (Street Easy)

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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, 46, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Feb. 2, in his New York apartment. A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner said Friday, Feb. 28, that Hoffman died from a mix of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines, which are psychoactive drugs. The death was ruled an accident. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

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In this Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. A spokesperson for the New York City Medical Examiner announced on Friday, Feb. 28, that Hoffman’s death an accident. The Oscar-winning actor’s body was found on Feb. 2 with a needle still in his arm. Officials say he died from a toxic mix of heroin and other drugs. (AP Photo/Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2012 file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the premiere of 'The Master' at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has once again drawn attention to a New York City heroin trade so sophisticated that getting the drug delivered to your door is nearly as easy as ordering a pizza. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

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This image released by Wenner Media shows the cover of the Feb. 27, 2014 issue of "Rolling Stone," featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rapper Drake says he won’t do interviews with magazines following his recent story in Rolling Stone magazine. The rapper was supposed to be on cover of the magazine’s new issue, but was replaced with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Drake tweeted Thursday, Fe. 13, 2014 that he’s “done doing interviews with magazines.” (AP Photo/Wenner Media)

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2012 file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the premiere of 'The Master' at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has once again drawn attention to a New York City heroin trade so sophisticated that getting the drug delivered to your door is nearly as easy as ordering a pizza. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)