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5 Times Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Better Than the Movie | Twister, Philip Seymour Hoffman

5 Times Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Better Than the Movie

Originally posted 07/23/2014 02:50PM

When PEOPLE asked Twitter and Facebook users what their favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movie was, the result was pretty unequivocal: Twister. That gave us pause, but then we started thinking about some of the actor's less-valued films. Hoffman would have turned 47 years old on July 23, so in honor of his birthday, we're taking another look at how even when the film might not have been great, Hoffman always was.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Autopsy Inconclusive, More Tests Needed | Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman Autopsy Inconclusive, More Tests Needed

Originally posted 02/05/2014 01:15PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy is inconclusive, and more tests will be needed to determine what caused his death, the New York City medical examiner's office announced Wednesday.

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Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman's Quiet Descent Into Addiction | Philip Seymour Hoffman

Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman's Quiet Descent Into Addiction

Originally posted 02/05/2014 08:00AM

Among friends and locals in his longtime West Village neighborhood, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was known as a low-key fixture, a family man who rarely drew attention.

But in the wake of the Oscar winner's death at 46 on Feb. 2 of an apparent heroin overdose – and an arrest of those suspected of selling him the heroin – some who knew him say Hoffman had two sides.

"He'd go over to Oliver's restaurant with his [10-year-old] son, Cooper," a neighborhood friend tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "They'd have lunch, and you'd see them talking and laughing for hours at a time."

"Then, come nightfall, you'd see Phil back at Oliver's, hunched over the bar, alone, looking like an entirely different man," says the friend. "He looked very dark and depressed."

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Death: Four Arrested in Drug-Related Bust

UpdatePosted 02/05/2014 07:45AM

Four Arrested in Connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's Apparent Drug Overdose

Originally posted 02/05/2014 12:15AM

New York police have arrested four people suspected of having a connection to drugs found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment, two days after the actor was found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman to Be Remembered at Private New York Funeral

Philip Seymour Hoffman to Be Remembered at Private New York Funeral

Originally posted 02/04/2014 06:00PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman's loved ones will say goodbye to the late Academy Award-winning actor in the state where he was born and died.

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Awards Season Overshadowed by Scandal & Tragedy | Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen

Awards Season Overshadowed by Scandal & Tragedy

Originally posted 02/04/2014 11:40AM

PEOPLE editor JD Heyman examines the dark side of celebrity, including allegations against Woody Allen and Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

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Desperate Housewives Star Reveals His Own Addiction Following Hoffman Death

Shawn Pyfrom Writes About His Own Addiction Following Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Originally posted 02/03/2014 03:45PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman's talent inspired many young actors, and to former Desperate Housewives costar Shawn Pyfrom, the Oscar winner's tragic death on Sunday provided a wake-up call.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: His Final Hours Before Apparent Overdose | Philip Seymour Hoffman

UpdatePosted 02/03/2014 02:35PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman: His Final Hours Before Apparent Overdose

Originally posted 02/03/2014 08:30AM

On Sunday morning at about 9 a.m., Philip Seymour Hoffman was supposed to pick up his children from his girlfriend, Mimi O'Donnell.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Poses for Haunting Photo Weeks Before Death

Philip Seymour Hoffman Poses for Haunting Photo Weeks Before Death

Originally posted 02/03/2014 10:00AM

The image was eerie then, devastating now.

Philip Seymour Hoffman looks chillingly vacant in this tintype photo he posed for at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19, just two weeks before his death Sunday from an apparent heroin overdose.

Photographer Victoria Will took this portrait while Hoffman was promoting A Most Wanted Man with costars Willem Dafoe and Rachel McAdams.

Despite the somber look of the image, Will tells PEOPLE that Hoffman appeared to be "having a great time that day."

"He just was a regular guy," says Will. "Very approachable."

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Ended a Long, Losing Battle with Drugs

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Ended a Long, Losing Battle with Drugs

Originally posted 02/03/2014 08:00AM

While the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death from an apparent drug overdose at age 46 stunned his fans and Hollywood colleagues, his battle with addiction actually started more than 20 years ago.

The actor revealed his struggles in a 2006 interview with 60 Minutes. "I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old," Hoffman said. "You get panicked ... and I got panicked for my life."

Hoffman, who sought treatment after graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, also talked about the importance of getting treatment early in his career.

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