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“God’s Pocket” and “A Most Wanted Man” might be the last two films that the world will see Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in.
Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. He was 46.
The actor was last in the public eye two weeks ago, promoting the two films at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Speaking to Salon and other reporters on the red carpet at the premiere of “God’s Pocket,” a gritty drama based on Peter Dexter’s novel of the same name, Hoffman said he was excited about the film and its colorful characters. In it, Hoffman plays a petty criminal from Philadelphia who attempts to cover up the death of his insane stepson. “It’s a great story,” Hoffman said. “It’s a moving story and a really unique tale. It’s pretty hard not to relate to.”
“There’s something about he’s my age,” Hoffman told another media outlet, SuperPopAccess. “He’s dealing with issues that have to do with being middle-aged. He realizes that some choices he made along the way, you have to shift or change or you just kind of stay in the dark and go from there.”
In spy thriller “A Most Wanted Man,” Hoffman’s other film to appear at Sundance, the actor plays Gunther Bachmann, the head of a German spy unit. The Anton Corbijn movie is based on John le Carre’s novel about a Chechen-Russian immigrant looking for his late father’s fortune in Germany.
“They’re similar,” he said of the two movies. “There’s something similar about them. They’re completely different, but there’s something similar about the tales…what happens to the two men…you’ll see.”
IFC picked up “God’s Pocket” for U.S. distribution, while Lionsgate will distribute “A Most Wanted Man.” Hoffman was also working on two other projects: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” movies and Showtime comedy pilot, “Happyish.”
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.More Prachi Gupta.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.