In our first press release out of our imagined world of Panem, Panem Free Press would like to remember Philip Seymour Hoffman’s family as they grieve after his loss. Mr. Hoffman, best known in Hunger Games circles as the actor who played Plutarch Heavensbee, the rebellious gamemaker who succeeded Seneca Crane, passed on today at the age of 46.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in Fairport, New York, in 1967. Hoffman’s involvement in theatre started when he attended the 1984 theatre school at the New York State Summer School of the Arts. He graduated from Tisch School of the Arts in 1989, earning a BFA in drama. Hoffman played many roles throughout his life, and among those lie Capote, for which he earned the Academy Award for Best Actor, The Master, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and of course, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. At the time of his passing, Mr. Hoffman was filming both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two.
Mr. Hoffman left a great impact on not only the Hunger Games community, but also that of the fine arts. His contributions to fine arts will not be forgotten, and Mr. Hoffman will certainly be missed.