An Actor Who Made Unhappiness a Joy to Watch

A. O. Scott on Philip Seymour Hoffman, New York Times, Feb 3, 2014

Mr. Hoffman’s gifts were widely celebrated while he was alive. But the shock of his death on Sunday revealed, too soon and too late, the astonishing scale of his greatness and the solidity of his achievement. We did not lose just a very good actor. We may have lost the best one we had. He was only 46, and his death, apparently from a drug overdose, foreshortened a career that was already monumental. [my emphasis; read more]

Philip Seymour Hoffman

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