Died Today (February 2nd): Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967–2014)

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philipseymourhoffman.jpgPhilip Seymour Hoffman (1967–2014)

Born: July 23, 1967 in Fairport, New York, USA
Died: February 2, 2014 (age 46) in West Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

To have that concentration to act well is like lugging things up staircases in your brain. I think that’s a thing people don’t understand. It is that exhausting. If you’re doing it well, if you’re concentrating the way you need to, if your will and your concentration and emotional and imagination and emotional life are all in tune, concentrated and working together in that role, that is just like lugging weights upstairs with your head..And I don’t think that should get any easier”. — On acting.

“Other people disagree with me, but Scent of a Woman really was my breakthrough. I was working in the prepared foods section of a deli when I was cast in that movie, and I’ve never…

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