How's this for a silver lining?
Well, that's the theory at least.
Writer, director, and fellow addict Aaron Sorkin first met Philip on the set of Charlie Wilson's War. As they bonded over cigarettes, coffee, and recovery from substance abuse, they also admitted to each other that there was at least a decent chance that addiction might be what finally kills each of them.
According to Aaron, however, the Oscar-winning actor was able to find the bright side.
Phil, as Aaron called him, confessed: