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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Feb 7 2014, 10:20pm CST | by

Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest will remember him as a "lovely person." Fr. James Martin S.J., who helped the late actor prepare for his role as Father Flynn in the 2008 movie 'Doubt' and presided...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Feb 7 2014, 10:20pm CST | by

Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest will remember him as a "lovely person."

Fr. James Martin S.J., who helped the late actor prepare for his role as Father Flynn in the 2008 movie 'Doubt' and presided over his funeral mass at the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola in New York on Friday (02.07.14), following his death from an apparent heroin overdose last Sunday (0202.14), says the actor was "very down-to-earth" and "fun to be with."

The Jesuit priest told PEOPLE.com: "He was a lovely person, very down-to-earth. I learned about humility from him. He never put on airs. Whenever he talked about being in a movie, he would just say, 'Yeah, I got this job.' He would never say, 'I'm the lead.' Or 'I'm starring in 'Capote.' ' Then I'd read about it in the papers and learn what it was."

The duo, who first met in 2003, spent a lot of time in the church together when the priest taught the Oscar-winner how to celebrate mass for his role in 'Doubt'.

He added: "He was really fun to be with. He was so intent on getting everything right. I remember he asked if a priest would have 3 x 5 cards during a homily. Small details. He listened to what I had to say, but he also knew his craft. When you watched him act, you got a sense of what the word 'vocation' really means. He was born to do this."

The late actor's family members, including his estranged partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, were among the 400 mourners at his funeral mass.

Many of his famous friends, including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett, also attended the ceremony.

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Jennifer Lawrence Jumps Into Action for Final 'Mockingjay' Trailer!

Oct 29 2014 12:04pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Jennifer Lawrence is surrounding by fire while starring as her character Katniss Everdeen in the final trailer for her upcoming movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The third film in the franchise finds Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a ...
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Julianne Moore says she did ‘Mockingjay’ for her kids, it was ‘fairly meaningful’

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” Posts New Preview Clip: Watch Here!

Oct 21 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: GossipCenter

We’re a month away from the theatrical release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” and Lionsgate has seen fit to offer up a tasty preview tidbit. Earlier today (October 21) the new clip went live, giving fans all the more reason to long for November 21st to get here as soon as possible. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks. Per the synopsis, “Katniss Everdeen is in Dis ...
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Lynda Bellingham Dies; English Actress Was 66

Oct 20 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Lynda Bellingham, a beloved English actress best known for roles in Loose Women and All Creatures Great And Small, has died at the age of 66. She was first diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2013, after which the disease spread to her lungs and liver. She eventually succumbed to the disease. In August 2014, Lynda decided to cease treatment for her cancer in order to “limit the suffering her famil ...
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Oct 13 2014 3:32pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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‘True Detective': Rachel McAdams Closes in on Female Lead Role

Sep 26 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Sarah Hyland Files Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend!

Sep 25 2014 3:13am CDT | Source: Posh24

Sarah Hyland is taking legal action to keep her ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop way from her. The Modern Family actress has now filed a restraining order against Prokop, whom she dated for five years, TMZ reports. Hyland reportedly claims in the court documents that she was physically abused her during their relationship and that he has even threatened her life. Following their split in August this year, the actress says Prokop has "relentlessly bombarded me ...
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Tony Stewart Cleared in Kevin Ward Jr. Death, Ward High on Weed During Crash, Officials Say

Sep 24 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

NASCAR star Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges resulting from the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who was struck and killed by Stewart in a race this summer. A grand jury investigating the case decided earlier today to close the potential case against Stewart, citing no evidence of legal wrongdoing on his part. Tony Stewart Kills Kevin Ward Jr. On the night of his death, Kevin Ward Jr. was killed by Stewart's car, a tragedy by any measure, but one that many felt also may ha ...
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Howard Stern: Eric 'The Actor' Lynch Death "Affected Me So Much"

Sep 22 2014 1:57pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Eric "The Actor" Lynch, Howard Stern's diminutive and unlikely foil, has passed away, and the radio host admits that this is a difficult pill to swallow. The Stern fan favorite, who was just three-and-a-half feet tall and resided in Sacramento, Calif., died in an area hospital after suffering heart problems. Eric "The Actor" Lynch died at age 39, which in itself was longer than many who knew him felt ...
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