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9:20 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 'People Need Each Other'

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won a Best Actor Oscar for the title role in the 2005 film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday at age 46.

KUOW's Ross Reynolds spoke with Hoffman on September 23, 2010, about his directorial debut for the film "Jack Goes Boating," which he also starred in. Hoffman appeared in the original off-Broadway version of the story of two couples: one coming together and another falling apart.

He said that the theme of connection was what drew him to project. "People need each other," Hoffman said. "And that interaction, or relationship, or friendship, or romantic love affair, all the different ways relationships take form is one of the hardest things we do in our lives. It's one of the biggest risks we'll take in our lives."

A New York Police Department spokesman told NPR that authorities are "investigating Hoffman's death as a possible drug overdose."

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