Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday in his Manhattan apartment of an apparent overdose. He was 46.
Hoffman will be remembered for a lot of roles, including his Oscar winning performance in the movie Capote. Baseball fans will remember him for playing crusty Oakland A’s manager Art Howe in the movie Moneyball.
How talented was Philip Seymour Hoffman? He played Truman Capote and Art Howe a couple years apart. And was equally convincing in both roles.
Howe of course did not appreciate Hoffman’s portrayal. He thought Hoffman was too fat, and overall he didn’t agree with the way the film depicted him. Well it did kind of use him as a foil. So maybe he had a point.
Howe’s opinions notwithstanding, Hoffman was a brilliant actor. How great was he in The Savages? Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Cold Mountain.
So much brilliant work. Goodbye to a true Hollywood great.