Iconic Images: Capote

In a special “Iconic Images” post, I celebrate 2005’s Capote, possibly the finest work of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who sadly died in New York yesterday aged 46…

For his portrayal of Truman Capote in Bennett Miller’s 2005 film Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also won the Golden Globe and the BAFTA awards in the same category. Despite his stellar work as a supporting actor (he received three Academy Award nominations for supporting roles in Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt and The Master), Capote remains a shining example of Hoffman’s ability to command the screen as a film’s lead. It is also now a defining moment in his tragically short-lived career where his talent shone through on the biggest stage. He was undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of his generation.


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Editor of Top 10 Films, Dan Stephens is usually found pondering his next list. An unhealthy love of 1980s Hollywood sees most of his top 10s involving a time-travelling DeLorean and an adventurous archaeologist going by the name Indiana.
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    Dan Grant Reply

    PSH was truly one of the greats. He took every role seriously and blended into every role. From light-hearted films like Along Came Polly and Twister to heavier films like Capote and Magnolia, the man was simply awesome. I’ll miss his work but I will remember him fondly. RIP PSH.

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