Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: watch his career highlights
Sunday 02 February 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning actor, has died in New York aged 46.
It is understood that heroin was found in the room (read the main news story) and that a screenwriter friend of the Capote star called the police to the actor's Greenwich Village apartment. Below is a selection of his best-known and most acclaimed films.
The film that won him the Best Actor Oscar and confirmed his status as one of the greatest actors of his generation. Hoffman played the lead in this portrait of the author Truman Capote, depicting the writing of the classic true crime book In Cold Blood.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Hoffman received another three Oscar nominations. His role as maverick agent Gus Avrakotos in the 2007 CIA-in-Afghanistan romp Charlie Wilson's War won him a nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
The Master (2012)
Appearing alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Hoffman received acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in his role as a charismatic religious writer who befriends a struggling Second World War veteran and draws him into what many suspect to be a cult.
Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: A magnificent and versatile screen actor whether in the lead or as a memorable cameo
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik tops Sunday Times Rich List
Sherlock series 4: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have to be 'persuaded' to return, says Steven Moffat
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
Oldest footage of London landmarks released
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election