Updated: 02/03/2014 5:30 PM
Created: 02/03/2014 5:05 PM WHEC.com
By: Lia Lando
The death of Fairport’s Philip Seymour Hoffman is really hitting home for some many in the acting community locally.
Hoffman was nominated four times for an Oscar and won for Best Actor in Capote in 2006. He most recently starred in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
News10NBC talked with Michael Arve, who worked with Hoffman when he was in a play called “A Breeze from the Gulf” at Shipping Dock Theater. That was back in 1985. Arve says, even back then, Hoffman was an amazing actor.
Michael Arve, MUCC Theater, said, "I want to remember him most as that young boy who I first met when he was 17 and had the whole world in front of him. He was incredible. I am so glad that I wasn't his director in that point because I wouldn’t know. I was in such awe of him that I wouldn't have been able to give him notes.”