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    Watch: Cate Blanchett Dedicates BAFTA Win To Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Last night across the pond, the BAFTAs were handed out, once again giving prognosticators something to think about, particularly as they are the last major awards before the Oscars (full list of winners here). And essentially, there is no frontrunner, with "Gravity" taking six awards, but "12 Years ...

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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.

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    Berlin: James Schamus Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman at Festival's Opening Press Conference

    James Schamus was on hand at the Berlin International Film Festival this morning to ring in the start of his tenure as head of this year's competition jury.

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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 th...

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    Ed Norton Crowdfunds in Philip Seymour Hoffman's Memory

    Ed Norton has created a fundraising page on crowdrise in honor of his late friend Philip Seymour Hoffman to raise funds for the Labryinth Theater Company in Hoffman's memory

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    Cameron Crowe Pays Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chaz Ebert Shares Her Praise For The Actor

    While the 24-hour news cycle tries to piece together the last day in the life of Philip Seymour Hoffman, embarrassing themselves in the process (sorry CNN, we don't need an interview with the guy who made him coffee on Saturday morning), we continue to mourn the loss of the actor. In case you missed...

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    Roger Ebert's Widow Reveals That the Critic Wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to Play Him in a Film

    Fresh off of world premiering to rave responses at the Sundance Film Festival, Steve James' moving Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" screened last night at New York City's Paley Center, at an event hosted by Rooftop Films and Champagne Piper-Heidsieck. Ebert's widow, Chaz Ebert, was on hand, alo...

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Turning Point

    I’ve been reading the transcript of an interview I did with Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2006, right after he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Capote," and there are some passages I want to share with you today.

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    Critic's Notebook: How Philip Seymour Hoffman Rescued American Movies

    Nobody could mess with a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance.

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Acting Teacher Remembers the Actor: 'He was willing to journey to very complicated places'

    Tony Greco, an acting teacher for 38 years, first worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman when the actor was 17 years old. That grew into a professional relationship that would span three decades and much of Hoffman's finest work, including "Capote" and "The Master." Greco spoke to Indiewire by phone Mon...

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