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4,055 Ratings


Directed by Bennett Miller
United States, 2005


Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Academy Award for his portrayal of American author Truman Capote. The film focuses on Capote’s relationship with a killer on death row that would serve as the inspiration for his most famous novel, In Cold Blood.

Our take

Bennett Miller’s three-film winning streak began here: a true-crime biopic chronicling the investigative journalism that developed into the iconic novel In Cold Blood. With an absorbing Philip Seymour Hoffman as Capote, a chameleonic performance for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Capote Directed by Bennett Miller

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2006 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

2006 | 4 nominations including: Best Achievement in Directing

Critics reviews

Capote has been skillfully and economically put together by two friends, writer and actor Dan Futterman and director Bennett Miller (whose only previous feature was the 1998 documentary The Cruise), and it stars a third friend, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who does a remarkable impersonation of Capote.
October 21, 2005
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