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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
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    Short on detail, but the news is just now coming out.
    Last I remember, someone glued him to a wheelchair, set him on fire, and pushed him down a ramp.

    RIP.

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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

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    Really too bad. He was incredibly talented.
    Yes, one of my favorite actors.


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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Makes you question if these actors are hooked on drugs b/c they're rich or b/c it's the culture? Proof positive money does not buy happiness or peace!
    neither do drugs

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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    "Hot Shot" is a fatal dosage of any drug used to kill the user. This could be murder or suicide as the potency was so great he never even removed the needle. A brilliant talent gone.
    When is the last time you went through a typical day and did not hear the word "drugs"?
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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    Oh that Seymour Hoffman died! I just noticed his facial image and then recognized him!

    RIP man. If he was depressed and modest then it seems his characters were not that off base then.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It's a tough one.

    When I think back to it all, I've always been somewhat depressed...

    But going career acting forces you to face your issues more than regular people.

    Now I can't speak for every persons method of acting but generally what acting school/training does is try to break down your walls.

    We had to talk about intensely personal stuff in class, there was crying, there was anger.

    the reason for this is you have to be able to bring that stuff up in your performance, you have to be able to let your heart break to make that scene work.
    So you search for issues that are so sad that you have experienced or that you know that they can make you cry and grab a hold of them. Then release and expose yourself to such memories under the camera so as to make the response in the scene most realistic looking for the audience.

    Sounds like an incredible self-backstabbing, self-controlling, emotion selling profession done all in the name of audience. On top of that you have bad audiences as well as critics and low income (till famous) to worry about.

    No wonder they call whores as "actors" in the porn industry. I think this profession has harvested too much attention and talents. People should own back their emotions for themselves rather than capitalize on them and reserve it for sometimes undeserving audiences.
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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It's a tough one.

    When I think back to it all, I've always been somewhat depressed...

    But going career acting forces you to face your issues more than regular people.

    Now I can't speak for every persons method of acting but generally what acting school/training does is try to break down your walls.

    We had to talk about intensely personal stuff in class, there was crying, there was anger.

    the reason for this is you have to be able to bring that stuff up in your performance, you have to be able to let your heart break to make that scene work.

    Add to that an already depressed state of mind and a pre-disposition for substance abuse and you got yourself a powderkeg.

    I actually once brushed shoulders with Mr. Monteith there as we had the same acting teacher... great guy but underneath there were serious issues but I'll say no more.
    Thanks for sharing that. I too have wondered how actors/actresses can suffer from depression. That brought an insight that I have not thought of before. I can understand how sharing deep, emotional, and painful issues to bring about those feelings during acting can take a toll on someone over time.

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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
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    Short on detail, but the news is just now coming out.
    Whats this got to do with politics?

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/art-and-entertainment/

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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Whats this got to do with politics?

    Art & Entertainment
    It has nothing to do with politics, which is why it wasn't posted in a politics forum and was posted in a breaking news forum, which it was when I posted the thread. At the time, the news was 17 minutes old - sounds like breaking news to me.

    However, if that's the only point you want to make, perhaps you should start a thread in off-topic nonsense discussions.
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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Sounds like an incredible self-backstabbing, self-controlling, emotion selling profession done all in the name of audience.
    You know what man, that's one of the reasons I walked away.

    The allure of fame is very strong and I don't like to blow my own horn and this is the first time in a long time I've talked about this, but according to some of my mentors at the time, I had the potential but what was stronger was my fear.

    Probably my biggest fear was actually making it, I would constantly sabotage myself with drinking or drugs, one time I turned up to an audition so drunk they told me halfway through to stop and "they'd be in touch".

    Eventually I realized I wasn't happy with what I was doing, my substance abuse caused me to lose my fiance, they wouldn't allow me to renew my lease because of all the trouble, I lost my agent all in the same week.

    Eventually I retreated from the city to a small mountain town where I took a job as a Night Audit and began to rebuild myself, took some time but I now have a beautiful wife and an amazing son who was born 3 months ago, I'm now Hotel junior management with a major company and reaping the rewards.

    Am I famous? No.

    Do I still have issues with depression? Yes.

    But yah know what, I think I'm alot happier (and aliver) than I would have been if I'd have kept going, you can't take fame with you when you die, what you've done in life is so much less important than how you live, you can easily see by looking at my posts on DP from back then that something was seriously wrong.

    Mr. Hoffman was the elite, best of the best at what he did, he was dedicated and masterful and no one can ever take that away from him, but obviously underneath it all there was serious trouble and I hope my story shows that while there is the glam, the glitz, money... it can never take away the pain.

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    Re: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC

    in Korea, at least when my husband was there for many years, actors and actresses were not put on a pedestal as they are here. They were actually second-class citizens.
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