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« on: February 02, 2014, 08:17:06 PM »

News sites have reported that he was found in his apartment of an apparent drug overdose.  

I'm on mobile so no links.   Read it on MSN.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 08:19:34 PM »

On Drudge too, evidently found with a syringe sticking out of his arm.


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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 08:28:17 PM »

For fuck's sake! Those damned drugs.  icon_evil  icon_cry
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 08:39:41 PM »

That's sad. At age 46 he might have had another 30 movies ahead of him.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 09:05:44 PM »

Fucking crazy.
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 12:43:50 AM »

I hate to be the guy who says "who?" but, who?
I've seriously never heard of this guy before. What movies was he in that I would have most likely watched?
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 01:06:38 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 03, 2014, 12:43:50 AM

I hate to be the guy who says "who?" but, who?
I've seriously never heard of this guy before. What movies was he in that I would have most likely watched?

Phillip Seymour Hoffman
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 02:00:10 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 03, 2014, 12:43:50 AM

I hate to be the guy who says "who?" but, who?
I've seriously never heard of this guy before. What movies was he in that I would have most likely watched?

The Big Lebowski?
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2014, 02:39:28 AM »

Oh no, the butler dude!? Now that's sad. Strange that that is the only movie I can ever remember seeing him in.
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2014, 02:44:11 AM »

Another great actor gone. Had to learn this while travelling. frown
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2014, 03:19:49 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 03, 2014, 02:39:28 AM

Oh no, the butler dude!? Now that's sad. Strange that that is the only movie I can ever remember seeing him in.

He was also one of the storm chasers in Twister, which you might have seen. Although he often played sidekicks and supporting roles, he had greatness in him and his best work might well have been ahead of him. What really makes me sad is thinking about all the characters he might have played over the next 20 or 30 years.
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2014, 03:30:52 AM »

What a shame, he was an incredibly talented actor. 
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2014, 05:30:46 AM »

I think the biggest roles I've seen him in were as a fluffer (that's what he was, right?) in Boogie Nights and as the bad guy in Mission Impossible 3. He owned every role he played and made it not only convincing, but fun to watch. He was also refreshing in that he never had the "Hollywood looks".
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2014, 08:32:13 AM »

I was really saddened to hear this - IMO one of the best actors of his generation. I really liked his lead performance in Capote which netted him all the top awards, but I also really liked all the smaller roles. One of his most memorable performances for me was the small role he played in Magnolia as the nurse Phil Pharma. I also thought he was the only actor that turned in a decent performance in Twister - a mostly forgettable movie. I really liked him again last month when I watched him turn in another terrific performance in Hunger Games Catching fire.

What's such a shame about this, is that you knew he was just going to get better and he probably hadn't delivered his best performance yet.
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2014, 02:01:15 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 03, 2014, 05:30:46 AM

I think the biggest roles I've seen him in were as a fluffer (that's what he was, right?) in Boogie Nights.

No, that's a job usually reserved for women in that particular sector of the adult film industry depicted in Boogie Nights.   icon_wink

Scotty J. (his character in Boogie Nights) was a gay character who worked menial jobs behind the camera and had a crush on Wahlberg's Dirk Diggler.

I wonder how Paul Thomas Anderson is taking this.  Hoffman was sort of his muse, being cast in so many of his films. 

Such a great, great actor.  He took character actor looks and proved that talent was all you needed to be a leading man.
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2014, 02:12:36 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on February 03, 2014, 02:01:15 PM

No, that's a job usually reserved for women in that particular sector of the adult film industry depicted in Boogie Nights.   

That use of the word "fluffer" is actually quite outdated, though I guess that has little bearing on a movie depicting the "glory days" of the porn industry when fluffers actually... well, fluffed. Nowadays fluffers are the people who mop up the... you know what, I think I've talked enough about this particular subject for one day.  icon_eek
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2014, 06:04:27 AM »

Tilt, I think you are the only person who is using the term 'fluffer' to mean anything other than what hepcat referred to...
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014, 06:29:28 AM »

Quote from: kratz on February 04, 2014, 06:04:27 AM

Tilt, I think you are the only person who is using the term 'fluffer' to mean anything other than what hepcat referred to...

That would be strange, because I've seen this type of discussion several times before, each time ending up with the conclusion that fluffers today have very different responsibilities than they used to have 20+ years ago.
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2014, 02:38:43 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 04, 2014, 06:29:28 AM

Quote from: kratz on February 04, 2014, 06:04:27 AM

Tilt, I think you are the only person who is using the term 'fluffer' to mean anything other than what hepcat referred to...

That would be strange, because I've seen this type of discussion several times before, each time ending up with the conclusion that fluffers today have very different responsibilities than they used to have 20+ years ago.

I haven't heard it used any other way than the person who gets the actors ready for the scene, as it were.

Granted, I don't keep up with the intricacies of porn set lingo.

Looking at the first four answers on Google, there's no mention of anything else.

That said, it does seem to be a role that was more prevalent in the past, plus it is considered part of the make-up department, so I can imagine clean up for retakes being part of the job.

None the less, the term really only has one meaning to the general public.
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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2014, 07:13:49 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 04, 2014, 06:29:28 AM

Quote from: kratz on February 04, 2014, 06:04:27 AM

Tilt, I think you are the only person who is using the term 'fluffer' to mean anything other than what hepcat referred to...

That would be strange, because I've seen this type of discussion several times before, each time ending up with the conclusion that fluffers today have very different responsibilities than they used to have 20+ years ago.

They may have different actual duties now... but the term is still regarded to mean one thing to the general public.
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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2014, 09:58:35 PM »

I thought this was a nice piece about the impact Hoffman had on a rookie co-star.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/02/04/philip-seymour-hoffman-almost-famous-patrick-fugit/
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2014, 10:46:34 AM »

Sad news indeed. Very sad.  icon_frown
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