Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote. (Sony Pictures Classics) For Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman transformed himself. He reportedly lost over 40 pounds and perfected Truman Capote's posture and body language by studying hours of interviews and archival footage. Then there was the voice. When word broke of Hoffman's involvement in a film about Capote, many wondered how the New York-bred, baritone actor could pull off playing the effeminate author from the south. Both in pitch and accent, Hoffman...Read Full Story
(Getty)Do anything long enough and there's bound to be a few missteps along the way. That's certainly true for the film industry. Even great actors make bad movies, which makes it difficult to definitively determine the "greatest actor of all time." But to even be in that conversation, an actor has to have a peak, an infallible stretch in his career where everything he touches turns to gold. Very few stars can string together a collection of critically acclaimed movies without having a dud...Read Full Story
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