Mia Farrow, Jim Carrey and Elijah Wood are among the many stars who have paid tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death from an apparent drug overdose on Sunday (02Feb14). The Oscar-winning Capote star, who was found dead in his West Village, New York apartment, was one of Hollywood's most respected actors and celebrities were quick to pay their tributes on social media.
Mia Farrow writes, "OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors - ever."
Jim Carrey adds, "Dear Philip, a beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart."
Hoffman's Ides of March co-star Evan Rachel Wood, expressed her sadness on Twitter.com, writing, "I am sad on so many levels about the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats. Losing him this way is absolutely tragic."
Shocked by the news, Elijah Wood adds, "heartbroken and shocked. what a true loss. rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman".
And Whoopi Goldberg writes, "WTF (sic)!!!!philip-seymour-hoffman-found-dead-in-his-apartment, a truly great actor... Gone.. I hope someone says hey whoop it's a hoax..R.I.P".
She later added, "I see that it's not a hoax PSH is dead condolences to his family."
Other tributes have come from Steve Martin, Ricky Gervais, Aaron Paul, Rose McGowan, Justin Timberlake, Minnie Driver, Octavia Spencer, Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham, who tweets, "Beautiful beautiful man. We have lost so much joy to something so joyless. RIP PSH."
Meanwhile, Val Kilmer adds, "Blu (sic) day, Philip Seymour Hoffman od'd (overdosed). Addiction comes fr (from) trying to escape the pain of living. We all struggle with this but Drugs never help.
Many actors have tried and failed to master the pernickety nuances of the South African accent. Here’s what almost certainly didn’t happen just before three of Hollywood’s finest traveled deep into the heart of "awkness"....
1. Val Kilmer - The Saint
"Val? That you? Wow…you finally picked up…it’s been, like, years, man! Hey, can you turn that screaming sound down just a little? Oh, just the noises in your head, huh? Ok great, well I’ve got this killer role for you. Something of a comeback, is the word on the street.”
“Am I… South African in it, man?”
“No! Well, maybe a little, but don’t worry! They said they’d give you that cool Jim Morrison hair that got you that award...well…that MTV Movie Award nomination… anyway, whaddaya say?
“Will the little Indian in the loincloth be there to guide me?”
“Yes… yes he will.”
2. Leonardo DiCaprio - Blood Diamond
“Hey Leo – great news, so that great script I was telling you about. Well, they want you. No quibble. You’re gonna love it. It’s about blood diam-“.
“It’s not a South African accent, is it?”
“No, don’t worry, just your regular accent mixed with a little Algerian should be fine.”
3. Matt Damon, Invictus
“Hey Matt. Great news!”
[Mumble mumble… how do you like them apples, etc.]
“So, this part’s just…swell. You’re buddies with President Mandela! You’re just nuts about this sport called rugby…”
“It’s a South African accent, isn’t it?”
“I was going to tell you, but-…”
“I’ll take it. You’re fired.”
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