1967 On the 23rd of July Philip Seymour Hoffman was born at Fairport, New York, USA. He was a famous American actor of Hollywood who got two Oscar Awards, one Golden Globe and a BAFTA Prize. Standing out in independent productions but also in blockbusters, Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the most appreciated actors of his generation.
2006 He got Oscar Award for the best actor as main character in “Capote”.
2008 He got the second Oscar Award for the best actor of a secondary role in “Charlie Wilson’s War”.
Out of Oscar, he also received a Golden Globe (and other three nominalizations), a BAFTA Prize (and other four nominalizations) and he was also a nominee of Primetime Emmy prizes.
2012 Hoffman started to consume again drugs after he had given up to this vice 23 years ago.
2013 On May he was hospitalized in a rehab clinic in order to treat his heroin addiction.
2014 On the 2nd of February Philip Seymour Hoffman passes away in New York, USA. The American actor was found dead in his flat. It seems that this happened because of a drug overdose according to New York Times. He has a rich filmography – he performed in more than 50 movies – standing out with many hard roles like “Great Lebowsi”, “Talented Sir Ripley”, “Two Perfect Men”, “Red Dragon”, “Cold Mountain”, “Impossible Mission III”, “Synecdoche, New York”, “Betrayers’ Day” or “Art of Defeat”.
1951 On the 21st of July Robin Williams was born at Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an important American actor and comic being considered one of the American comedy’s geniuses.
1977 He started his career with stand-up shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
1978-1982 He became famous because of Mork’s role in TV serial “Mork & Mindy”. Mork became a very popular character so that he also appeared on the cover of “Time” magazine. He continued his activity as a film actor and as a a stand-up comic.
He appeared in screenings like: “Popeye” (1980), “The World According to Garp” (1982), “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987), “Dead Poets Society” (1989), “Awakenings” (1990), “The Fisher King” (1991) and “Good Will Hunting” (1997) and we mention some of big-budget movies: “Hook” (1991), “Aladdin” (1992), “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993), “Jumanji” (1955), “The Birdcage” (1996), “Night at the Museum”, Happy Feet” (2006).
1980 At the beginning of ‘80s he got cocaine and alcohol addicted but the death of his friend John Belusi determined him to give up to this vice.
1988 He was Oscar Award nominee for the best actor with the role performed in “Good Morning, Vietnam”.
1990 A new nominalization to Oscar Award for the role in “Dead Poets Society”.
1992 He was again an Oscar Award nominee for the role in “The Fisher King”.
1998 He was given Oscar Award for the best actor of a secondary role in “Good Will Hunting”. He won three Golden Globe prizes, two Screen Actors Guild prizes and three Grammy awards.
2003 After more than 20 years, Williams began to consume alcohol again.
2006 On the 9th of August he was hospitalized in a rehabilitation centre in Newberg, Oregon to give up alcohol addiction. Later the great actor recognized publicly that he had been alcohol addicted.
2014 He was diagnosed with Parkinson Syndrome in an early stage. On the 11th of August Robin Williams was found dead in his house in Paradise Cay, Tiburon, California. It seems that death came due to a suicide by hanging. It was known that the actor was going through a depression. “Boulevard” (2014) was the last movie he played a role in.