Philip Seymour Hoffman Was A 'True Genius' Says Gwyneth Paltrow

Philip Seymour Hoffman Was A 'True Genius' Says Gwyneth Paltrow

Tributes for the actor, who died yesterday aged 46, have been pouring in from Hollywood

Tributes for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment yesterday morning aged 46, have been pouring in from his friends and fellow film stars in Hollywood.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation, and made his name in both indie and mainstream movies, as well as in theatre.

Seymour Hoffman has over 60 film credits to his name, including The Big Lebowski, The Talented Mr Ripley, Along Came Polly and The Master

In 2005, Seymour Hoffman was awarded the Best Actor trophy for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in the biopic, Capote.

Gwyneth Paltrow with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jude Law

Gwyneth Paltrow took to Instagram to share a nostalgic photo from 1998, when she starred alongside Seymour Hoffman and Jude Law in the acclaimed The Talented Mr Ripley.

'Ischia 1998, post dinner, post shooting... Philip was a true genius,' wrote Gwyneth alongside the picture which shows the gang laughing and smiling.

12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen told reporters Philip had 'the ability to translate humanity ... regardless if it was big or small screen,' while Jim Carrey described Philip as a 'beautiful, beautiful soul' on Twitter.

Ricky Gervais paid tribute to the actor, saying he was: 'One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.'

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

'I have just heard about Phillip Seymour Hoffman,' wrote Russell Crowe. 'One of nature's Gentlemen. Rest in peace. Love and respect.'

Meanwhile, Julianne Moore told Entertainment Weekly: 'I feel so fortunate to have known and worked with the extraordinary Philip Seymour Hoffman, and am deeply saddened by his passing.'

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a suspected drug overdose. He is survived by his long-term partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children, Talullah, Cooper and Willa.

By Olivia Marks

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