Tributes are pouring in following the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at his home in New York on Sunday.
Robert De Niro was among many fellow actors expressing their sorrow, describing him as “a wonderful actor.”
Jennifer Lawrence, who starred with Hoffman in “The Hunger Games”, described him as “such an incredible actor.”
Julianne Moore, who co-starred with Hoffman in “Boogie Nights”, “Magnolia: and “The Big Lebowski”, said: “I feel so fortunate to have known and worked with the extraordinary Philip Seymour Hoffman, and am deeply saddened by his passing.”
George Clooney, who appeared alongside Hoffman in “The Ides of March”, said: “There are no words... It's just terrible.”
The actor Ken Stott, who became friends with Hoffman while making “Charlie Wilson's War”, described the actor as “compelling”.
Director Mike Nichols, who directed Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson's War” and in “Death of a Salesman:, said: “No words for this. He was too great and we're too shattered.”
Kevin Costner told the Associated Press: “Philip was a very important actor and really takes his place among the real great actors. It's a shame.
“Who knows what he would have been able to do? But we're left with the legacy of the work he's done and it all speaks for itself,” he added.
Comedian and actor Steve Martin praised Hoffman's 2012 Broadway performance in Arthur Miller's “Death of a Salesman”.
The Oscar-winning actor, 46, was found by a friend who called emergency services. He was declared dead at the scene. A police spokesman said investigators found two small plastic bags and a substance suspected of being heroin. Hoffman is survived by his partner Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children.