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Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment in New York City on Sunday

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U.S. actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice September 1, 2012.

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Synecdoche, New York Part dream, part puzzle, part brainteaser, the dazzling directorial debut from award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman stars the inimitable Philip Seymour Hoffman as a theatre director who turns his every living moment into a play. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Caden, whose problems include a failing marriage to Adele (Catherine Keener) and a career that is heading downhill fast.

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Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Savages

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Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in the film A Late Quartet. When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays author Truman Capote in the drama film 'Capote'.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman accepts the Oscar for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman accepts the Oscar for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles

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This photo provided by the Sundance Institute shows Philip Seymour Hoffman, right, and Rachel McAdams, front, in a scene from the film, "A Most Wanted Man," which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. After appearing in over 50 movies, 46-year-old Hoffman says working on "A Most Wanted Man" was one of the most satisfying movie-making experiences he’s had.

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Director Bennett Miller, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman on the set of Columbia Pictures' "Moneyball."

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This undated file handout film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from "The Master."

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Philip Seymour Hoffman as "Dan Mahowny" in OWNING MAHOWNY, an Odeon Films Inc. release.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, left, and Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

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Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman)and Sister James (Amy Adams) in DOUBT.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Ryan star in Overture Films' Jack Goes Boating.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends the premiere of the film A Most Wanted Man at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 19, 2014.

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