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.
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The movie is ridiculously underrated because many dislike it for the fact that PSH won over Ledger for Lead Actor. Capote is a near perfect piece of cinema and Hoffman's performance is just as good or better than Ledger (even though Brady Corbet is my personal winner of 2005).
It's curious that "Capote" and "Infamous" were released within a year of each other. While each film has its strengths, I think my preference is for "Capote", possibly because of Catherine Keener's presence as Harper Lee. She is one of my favorite actresses working today.
I was more knocked about by Catherine Keener as Harper Lee than by Hoffman. I absolutely believe her character whereas with Hoffman I was always aware of the performance. Really good performance that it was.