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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman's last ever interview: 'You have to shift or change, or else you stay in the dark'

Phillip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 19. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 19. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Philip Seymour Hoffman was last seen in public on the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on January 19.

Two weeks before he was found dead in his New York City apartment, he was interviewed (video below) about his new films God's Pocket and A Most Wanted Man.

He looked and sounded reflective as he talked about his movie roles and the importance of seeing old friends.

In God's Pocket he starred as Mickey Scarpato, who gets in over his head when tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson.

When asked what about the character inspired him, he said: "Something about that he's my age, I think he's dealing with issues you have to do at middle age.

"You realise that some choices you made along the way, you have to shift or change, or else you just stay in the dark."

The critically acclaimed actor’s illustrious career spanned more than two decades and he won an Oscar for his title role performance Capote. He also garnered two Tony nominations for his performances on stage.

He was also nominated for three additional Oscars for his revered work in The Master, Doubt and Charlie Wilson’s War.

 

 

Further reading:

Philip Seymour Hoffman dies aged 46: Capote and Boogie Nights actor found dead 

Screen stars pay tribute to Hoffman 

Hoffman found with syringe in arm

 

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