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Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hollywood's drug addiction: Why did nobody care about his problem until it killed him?

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/04/2014

Kaleem Aftab

It says everything about the prevalence of drug culture in the entertainment industry that when Philip Seymour Hoffman admitted to going into rehab early last summer, it barely caused a ripple in British newspapers.
Hoffman said last May that he checked himself into a detox facility for 10 days as he desperately wanted to nip a drug problem in the bud. Hoffman stated that for a year he had been relying on prescription drugs in a bid to kick his resurfacing heroin habit, an addiction he believed he had kicked 23 years previously.
In a 2006 interview in the run-up to his receiving a best actor Academy Award for his brilliant portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote he admitted that after graduating from New York University's Tisch School, he checked himself into rehab as he would consume "anything I could get my hands on. I liked it all."
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" Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hollywood's drug addiction: Why did nobody care about his problem until it killed him?", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2014. Consulté le 23/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/philip-seymour-hoffman-and-hollywood-s-drug-addiction-why-did-nobody-care-about-his-problem-until-it-killed-him-