Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at the age of 46, following a suspected drug overdose.

His first professional acting role came in 1991, when he played a defendant in an episode of Law & Order. A year later, he had his film breakthrough in Scent of a Woman.

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as writer Truman Capote in the film Capote in 2005.

IBTimesUK looks back at his career highlights in pictures.

Law and Order
Philip Seymour Hoffman in an episode of Law & Order (1991)Studios USA Television, NBC Universal Television, Universal Network Television
scent of a woman
Philip Seymour Hoffman as George Willis Jr, with Chris O'Donnell, in Scent of a Woman (1992)Universal Pictures, City Light Films
Boogie Nights 1997
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Scotty J, with Mark Wahlberg and John C Reilly, in Boogie Nights (1997)New Line Cinema, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Ghoulardi Film Company
big lebowski
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Brandt in The Big Lebowski (1998)Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Allen in Happiness (1998)Good Machine, Killer Films
Magnolia 1999
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Phil Parma in Magnolia (1999)Ghoulardi Film Company, New Line Cinema, The Magnolia Project
2000 almost famous
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous (2000)Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Vinyl Films
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in Capote (2005)Sony Pictures Classics, A-Line Pictures, Cooper's Town Productions
Phillip Seymour Hoffman poses with the best actor Oscar he received for his role in Capote, at the 78th annual Academy Awards on March 5, 2006Reuters
charlie wilson
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Gust Avrakotos in Charlie Wilson's War (2007)Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Participant Media
2007 mirren
Philip Seymour Hoffman presents Helen Mirren with the best actress Oscar for her role in 'The Queen' at the 79th Annual Academy Awards on February 25, 2007Reuters
Synecdoche, New York
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Caden Cotard in Synecdoche, New York (2008)Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story, Projective Testing Service
2011 moneyball
Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the world premiere of Moneyball in Oakland, California, on September 19, 2011Reuters
The Master 2012
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lancaster Dodd, with Joaquin Phoenix, in The Master (2012)Weinstein Company, The, Ghoulardi Film Company, Annapurna Pictures
death of a salesman
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield take a curtain call at the opening night of Death Of A Salesman at the Barrymore Theatre in New York, on March 15, 2012Getty
The Hunger Games Catching Fire 2013
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)Color Force, Lionsgate
Philip Seymour Hoffman attends the premiere of A Most Wanted Man at the Sundance Film Festival, on January 19, 2014Reuters