Philip Seymour Hoffman, considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, met with a tragic and untimely death when he was found Sunday morning at his Manhattan apartment, dead from an apparent drug overdose.
The method actor had been candid in the past in regard to his struggle with addiction, as police investigate if heroin was the cause of death.
Now the world mourns one of the greatest actors of our time, and remembers him by his body of work.
Some of Hoffman's most memorable films include, "The Scent of a Woman," "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia" and "Almost Famous." He became known for how well he was able to throw himself into a role, and make the craft of acting look so easy.
He received Oscar nominations for his supporting roles in "Charlie Wilson’s War," "Doubt" and "The Master." But it was his Oscar-winning role as Truman Capote, in "Capote" in 2005, that film enthusiasts will remember the most.
His honest portrayal of the alcoholic author of the true crime novel "In Cold Blood" was a truly magnificent performance. Audiences are able to see his vulnerability as Truman Capote as you watch him form a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers about whom he is writing.
Hoffman also won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Truman Capote.