So sad that on a day which should be all happy with football and friends and chips and chili and just hanging out having fun...on a day like yesterday...that the shockwave of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman should hit us all so hard.
Seems like whenever the phone rang yesterday or whenever you'd check Facebook or Twitter, mention of Hoffman's apparent suicide would bring "the sad." Many of us had seen him in "Hunger Games Catching Fire." And before that, there was "Moneyball," "The Ides of March," "Doubt," "MI3" "Capote"...the list goes on. When getting the show up an running this morning, I had heard that Haffman had made something like 40 movies since 2000. So, I ran a spreadsheet of everything he had been in since he sarted in around 1991. Wow! Not even close! 3 FULL PAGES, single spaced.
I realized, too, that Philip Seymour Hoffman affected friends and aquaintances from their teens to 50, 60, beyond. This was an exceptional talent who had sobered up for 23 years before he went into rehab in 2012. And then... Details are too painful but he surely will be missed.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is gone at the ridiculously young age of 46.
PS. Check out his performance in 2007's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead." Never before or since has an on-screen nervous breakdown seemed so frighteningly real. An actor's actor!
This is a tough one