| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"You're aberrated. You've wandered from the proper path, haven't you? These problems you have â¦ you seem so familiar to me."
These words were spoken by Philip Seymour Hoffman in what would turn out to be one of his last screen performances, as the...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:25 AM
When an actor as extraordinarily gifted as Philip Seymour Hoffman dies as suddenly, as tragically as he did, the mind goes into a kind of shock.
How could a person who could effortlessly be so many people suddenly not be here at all? It doesn't seem...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:01 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how many watched the Super Bowl.
The Skinny: Man that was one ugly game. I'm going to guess that this year's audience will be smaller than last year's, which was just over 108 million people. How about that episode of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The results this weekend for Tom Hanks’ hijacking drama “Captain Phillips” — which took in $26 million in U.S. ticket sales from just more than 3,000 theaters -- are a tricky beast to size up. On the one hand, the movie beat...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:21 AM
In 2012, The Times published the following profile of Mike Nichols as he set about to direct a Broadway revival of "Death of a Saleman." Nichols died Wednesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest at his New York home.
Mike Nichols is running scared....
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:44 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor John Slattery was born in Boston on this date in 1962. This birthday guy has starred as Roger Sterling on the acclaimed series "Mad Men" since 2007. He's also played recurring roles on "Desperate Housewives" and "Judging Amy," as...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:12 PM
The sum is less than the parts in Tom Hanks' first feature directing project since "That Thing You Do!" but since the parts involve Hanks and Julia Roberts as the film's stars, benefits can be found. Also the picture's co-writer (with Nia Vardalos), Hanks...
| Dec 2, 2009
| 10:39 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Shiri Appleby was born in Los Angeles on this date in 1978. This birthday gal made her biggest splash to date as Liz Parker on the series "Roswell." She also played a recurring role on "ER" and starred in the short-lived series "Life...
| Feb 18, 2009
To call Philip Seymour Hoffman an "actor's actor" seems too much a cliché for the surprising, nuanced work for which he is known. He is a creator of people, three-dimensional figures with faults and foibles that seem all too human.
After his Oscar-...
| Mar 13, 2009
Emily Blunt is British to the core, London-born, a veteran of the West End stage and many a BBC production.
But in spite of break-out work in her native accent in films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Blunt is finding her greatest fame on the big screen...