Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

By Steve Green: Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor and stage director: found dead today at his Manhattan home, aged 46, reportedly of a drug overdose. Genre appearances include The Invention of Lying (2009) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013); he was due to reprise the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the two-part adaptation of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (2014, 2015). His character in The Master (2012), Lancaster Dodd, was clearly inspired by L Ron Hubbard.