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So terrible to read that article.
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One of the most gifted actors of our lives. A real loss and such a tragedy for his wife and children. So sorry to read this.
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RIP... What a loss.

Always the drugs... Smile
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Tragic and very sad. . .
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On 2014-02-02 15:50, Slide wrote:
One of the most gifted actors of our lives.

Tragic and sad but really, one of the most gifted actors of our times?
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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On 2014-02-02 15:50, Slide wrote:
One of the most gifted actors of our lives.

Tragic and sad but really, one of the most gifted actors of our times?


I'd go along with that. Four Oscar nominations (including a win), three Tony nominations, a wide range of roles... He was great in leading and supporting roles. Capote, The 25th Hour, Patch Adams, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Chalrie Wilson's War,... Even small roles (like Moneyball) or innocuous movies (like Twister). Never saw him onstage, but I hear he was great. In one play with John C. Reilly, they switched roles each night. Never saw him in anything when he wasn't at least very good.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Yes, he was an amazing actor.
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Well since the story came from the Huffpo I doubt the veracity of it.

Now that I tried to lighten the mood a bit, (Probably unsuccessfully.) I would put him as one of the greats of our generation without a doubt. The man lent class to any roll or production he was in. He will be missed by a craft that has fewer and fewer people who can take a minor or supporting roll or a minor roll and make it memorable.
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Well since the story came from the Huffpo I doubt the veracity of it.

Now that I tried to lighten the mood a bit, (Probably unsuccessfully.) I would put him as one of the greats of our generation without a doubt. The man lent class to any roll or production he was in. He will be missed by a craft that has fewer and fewer people who can take a minor or supporting roll or a minor roll and make it memorable.


Definitely agree. Particularly loved him in Charlie Wilson's War.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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" In one play with John C. Reilly, they switched roles each night. "

That was True West, by Sam Shepard. I never saw that production (I would have loved to have seen it, although I have seen True West performed, just not with that cast). If you know the play, you'll understand the difficulty of switching roles each night: the play deals with 2 brothers who could not be more dissimilar. I heard that, no matter what night you saw, you couldn't imagine the actors doing the other roles. And that was said regardless of who was playing what.

He also founded the Lybrinth theater here in New York.
Yes, Bob, he was truly one of our great actors, not just movies, but brilliant stage player (which few actors can pull off these days).
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Such a sad story he was a great actor.

R.I.P
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What's truly sad is that, according to an article in the New York Times, his drug habit was well-known. Which means that many, many people could have helped him. Either they didn't try (or didn't try hard enough), or he refused their help.

Either way, it's truly sad.
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"according to an article in the New York Times, his drug habit was well-known"

I don't know how well it was known. I know someone who was very close to him, babysat his kid, and worked at the theater he founded and she wasn't aware of the heroin issue until after he had announced he was going into rehab about 6 months ago. She did move out of the city a few years ago, so clearly wasn't part of the inner circle anymore, but I think the degree he was still hooked was not known outside of a very small circle.
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To quote from A Bronx Tale: "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent."

Yes, the passing of this actor is sad, but, everyday, children in St. Jude's and other hospitals are dying of cancer, leukemia and God knows what else. This man knew the risks of heroin; these children did not ask for death.

I don't mean to sound callous, and I realize that addiction is a disease, but, UNLIKE cancer and leukemia, it is treatable. I am sorry, and flame me all you want, but this man committed suicide. People with terminal illnesses FIGHT to live and an Oscar winning actor shoves a needle into his arm.

C'est la vie?
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Don't understand your connection with Phillip and dying children but since leukemia is a cancer I gotta ask, they don't treat cancer?
Phillip did what he wanted, call it what you want.
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I believe that Vlad's point is that while many people mourn for Hoffman, not many people mourn for these children; he finds that saddening.

I, for one, agree with him.
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Curios, does mourning make all the difference?
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Curios, does mourning make all the difference?

No.

But a lot more than sarcasm does.
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When we mourn the loss of an artist we are not mourning only the loss of one life but also that we have all lost the possibility of seeing more great art created by that person. There's no shame in this.
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