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WATCH: Teaser for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,' Marking Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Role

Said Philip Seymour Hoffman to Rolling Stone in 2005: "No one knows me. No one understands me. That's the other thing that changes as you get older. It's like everybody understands you. But no one understands me."
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 28, 2014 11:05 AM
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Screen Talk Report from Halls of Comic-Con, 'The Giver' and Other Oscar Possibilities

Every year I approach the trip to Comic-Con in San Diego with equal measures of anticipation and dread. Why? It's huge, crowded, stressful and crammed with the best and worst of pop culture. I talk about it with Indiewire critic Eric Kohn on our weekly podcast, sitting cross-legged on the floor outside Hall H between panels with my laptop, holding my snowball mic.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 25, 2014 12:49 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Julianne Moore Is President Coin in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

A big name coming on board the next installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise is Julianne Moore, playing President Alma Coin. Lionsgate has released a couple of first images of Moore, here forgoing her usual red locks for something a bit more Jane Campion-like. One of the images has her seated next to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays Plutarch Heavensby. Take a look, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 15, 2014 12:59 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for One of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Films, 'A Most Wanted Man'

One of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films is Anton Corbijn's spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," adapted from the John Le Carre bestseller, which debuted at this past Sundance. A trailer has arrived; watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2014 3:24 PM
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Ebertfest 2014 Lineup Honors the Late Legendary Film Critic, Will Open with 'Life Itself'

Sadly, this is the first year the late Roger Ebert won't be attending his very own Ebertfest. And so the folks at his namesake Illinois festival have put together a great lineup for this year's 16th annual edition, which will go down in Champaign-Urbana April 23-27. Chaz Ebert will return as emcee.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 20, 2014 12:38 PM
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WATCH: Lovely 20-Minute Tribute to the Career of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Editor and filmmaker Caleb Slain was inspired to make "P.S. Hoffman," a moving 20-minute tribute to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman. Watch below. Per Slain's description of the tribute, it took him 200 hours to condense Hoffman's 47 films into the piece.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 5, 2014 1:52 PM
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Berlin Film Festival to Tribute Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell

The Berlin Film Festival, kicking off today, has added two last-minute screenings to honor the memory of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell, who both died last weekend.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 6, 2014 11:43 AM
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Untimely Death Brings Welcome Insight Into Drug Addiction

I've been deep-diving into stories that might shed light on Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. As four people have been arrested by police in New York in an apartment stocked with heroin a mile from his home, I'd like to share several stories that helped me to understand what Hoffman went through in the last year--after 23 years of sobriety.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 5, 2014 1:48 PM
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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman, Found Dead of a Likely Heroin Overdose at 46 (UPDATED)

Sadly, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose Sunday afternoon in his West Village New York apartment. The Oscar-winning actor (2005's "Capote") was 46.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2014 1:55 PM
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WATCH: Philip Seymour Hoffman Is 'A Most Wanted Man' in First Clip from Anton Corbijn's Espionage Thriller

Check out the first clip from Anton Corbijn's Sundance thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bruhl and Robin Wright.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 22, 2014 7:19 PM
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