The great Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead this morning in his New York apartment, from what’s being reported as an apparent drug overdose. We’ll have an in-depth remembrance of the Oscar-winner’s  tremendous body of work on TheDissolve.com tomorrow, but for now, join us in celebrating the life and career of a great, great actor, whose presence alone instantly improved whatever movie he was in.

ETA: The Dissolve remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman. 


Best performances of all time 1/∞

Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver.

“I’d like to see where Travis is today. There was something about the guy - all that rage and alienation, that’s what the city can do to you. I mean Marty and I are from New York, and even we can feel alienated.” - Robert De Niro

Q: You always seem very masculine in roles [like in Lawless] …

TH: A lot of people say that but I don’t feel it. I went to an insight course at the parachute regiment. I thought, “I want to join up, do three years, go to Iraq, do my bit, get physically fit.” So I went to White City barracks and I realized I had a real phobia about groups of men. I feel much more comfortable around women.

interview (note: not new; a compilation of older quotes)