RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

You know, when I was a kid, Hollywood was the Hollywood of movie stars and artists.  Oh sure, there was some shady shit going on behind the scenes of course but it was still all jazz hands on the surface.

It was different you see - the way people looked at movies - there was still magic.

Well ladies and germs, the magic has been gone for some time now and has unfortunately given way to nothing more than a Hollywood that is krawling with Kardashians and flooded with fuck ups.

Only a few actors and artists out there have upheld a certain amount of dignity in a culture industry obsessed with worthlessness.  Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of them.

The actor, 46 years old, died yesterday of an apparent heroin overdose.  Hoffman had struggled with addiction for years but after being 23 years sober he admitted (last year) that he had relapsed with heroin.

His legacy of movies is astounding.  From character roles in Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Almost Famous to comedies like Along Came Polly and State and Main the guy was always on point.  Disappearing into roles despite (or maybe in spite of?) his non-hollywood looks.  Though he had his demons, he was one of the ones with true talent and dignity and, sadly, the list keeps getting shorter...

Hoffman's body was discovered in his Greenwich Village apartment bathroom by a friend.

Editor's Note:  Fuck heroin, man!  It is a shame, a DAMN shame, that he went out like that.  :(

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