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Hoffman’s haunting confession:
‘I’m a heroin addict’

New York Post, by Emily Smith*

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/4/2014 4:32:17 AM

A haggard Philip Seymour Hoffman knew he was trapped in a downward spiral, readily admitting, “I’m a heroin addict,’’ to a stranger two weeks ago. The Oscar-winning actor made the bizarre admission to magazine publisher John Arundel at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, after the businessman didn’t immediately recognize him and asked what he did for a living. “He said, ‘I’m a heroin addict,’?” the Washington Life Magazine co-publisher recalled for The Post on Monday. Arundel said Hoffman then took off his “sloppy hat” and the publisher realized his mistake and said, “Oh, you’re Philip Seymour Hoffman.” “Bingo!” the actor replied,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/4/2014 5:41:12 AM     (No. 9718429)

This is so sad. Addiction of any kind is always tragic. He was brilliant as Capote.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/4/2014 6:51:08 AM     (No. 9718455)

Yes, it is sad he was addicted to heroin.
It is also sad how he is seemingly worshiped by media and Hollywood.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mnwxyz, 2/4/2014 7:32:35 AM     (No. 9718480)

I can´t see why there´s all the talk about Hoffman being "worshiped by Hollywood."

The man was America´s greatest living actor, I would argue. His work was admired by millions of ordinary people. I never saw anything he was in that wasn´t improved by his performance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/4/2014 8:12:58 AM     (No. 9718536)

I could care less about his acting career. I do care about how a "man" could choose drugs over his own children. He was a selfish man.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rustycfc, 2/4/2014 8:16:01 AM     (No. 9718541)

you live with the sword you die with sword. just remember this, all the states when you pass the pot bill.

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