"60 Minutes" Will Rebroadcast 2006 Interview with Philip Seymour Hoffman

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07 Feb 2014

"60 Minutes" will rebroadcast its 2006 interview with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, in which the Oscar-winning actor spoke candidly about his problems with addiction.

The interview, conducted by Steve Kroft, will be re-edited to include previously unbroadcast material, including more from the actor about the rehabilitation he underwent as a young man that he credited with saving his life at the time.

The re-edited story will be broadcast Feb. 9 at 7 PM ET on CBS.

In the original interview, Hoffman told Kroft he was fresh out of New York University’s drama school when he was lured into New York City’s fast life. "It was all that [drugs and alcohol], yeah, it was anything I could get my hands on…I liked it all," he said. But he saw the need to change early. "I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old," said the then-38-year-old Oscar nominee. "You get panicked…and I got panicked for my life," said Hoffman. "It really was just that." He won the Oscar for Best Actor that year for his portrayal of Truman Capote.

Mr. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Feb. 2 in his New York apartment.



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Mr. Hoffman's performances in three Broadway plays led to three Tony Award nominations, most recently for portraying Willy Loman in the 2012 revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He was also nominated for Best Leading Actor in Sam Shepard’s True West in 2000 and for Best Featured Actor in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey Into Night in 2003.

Read Playbill.com's obituary for Mr. Hoffman here.