Fellow Actors, Colleagues Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman

Fellow Actors, Colleagues Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman

Very sad news today in the theatre world: Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. Scroll down for Tweets from fellow actors and colleagues celebrating his talent and memory.

For a look back at our 2010 InDepth InterView, click here. For news on the actor's passing, click here.

Hoffman most recently appeared on stage in 2012's revival of Death of a Salesman, for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Play. The show marked his return to Broadway for the first time since his critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night in 2003. He also received a Tony Award nomination in 2000 for his performance in Sam Shepard's True West.

His Off-Broadway credits included The Seagull at the NYSF/Delacorte Theatre (dir: Mike Nichols), Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Shopping and Fucking, Defying Gravity and The Author's Voice. As co-artistic director of theLAByrinth Theatre Company, he has directed productions of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the A Train, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Little Flower of East Orange, and also starred in and directed Jack Goes Boating. He won the 2005 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, among other honors for Capote. His film credits also include Boogie Nights, Happiness, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, State and Main, Almost Famous, Cold Mountain, Charlie Wilson's War (dir: Mike Nichols), Doubt (Academy Award nomination), Jack Goes Boating, Moneyball, The Ides of March, The Master and, the Hunger Games among others.


A tragedy, an unbelievable loss... a brilliant actor who loved his craft and his family. Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman.

- Daryl Roth (@Daryl_Roth) February 2, 2014

OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors - ever

- mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 2, 2014

Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman. We who marveled at each of your performances, are grateful and very very sad. http://t.co/XcbJG6CAUY

- mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 2, 2014

Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.

- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 2, 2014

Phillip Seymour Hoffman was not only a genius actor but a kind, generous man RIP

- Andie MacDowell (@AndieMacDowell3) February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant, talented man. The news this morning is shocking and sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones.

- Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 2, 2014

It was an honor and privilege. "@nytimestheater: A look at Philip Seymour Hoffman's stage work: http://t.co/cGCrN2sTgL"

- The Public Theater (@PublicTheaterNY) February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman. Unbearably, shockingly, deeply sad. Words fail to describe his life and our loss.

- Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the greatest actors of our lifetime.

- Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 2, 2014

We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.

- Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 2, 2014

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest, kindest actors who ever lived.

- RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 2, 2014

Saddened by Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic and untimely passing. Today New York mourns the loss of one of stage and screen's greats.

- Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) February 2, 2014

RIP to one of the great American treasures. Life is so precious. Blessings Philip Seymour Hoffman. You... http://t.co/j2k8I5qXGi

- Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) February 2, 2014

In utter shock about Philip Seymour Hoffman. Seriously shocked and saddened.

- Stephen Wallem (@stephenwallem) February 2, 2014

Please no. May it not be so. Philip Seymour Hoffman. My heart, for his beautiful family. His wife and children. A dark day.

- Isabel Keating (@IsabelXKeating) February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014 http://t.co/2F1fpt038G via @rollingstone / Life is short. But it's very, very wide. Rest in peace, Phil.

- Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) February 2, 2014

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