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.

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