I still can’t believe Phillip Seymour Hoffman is dead. Anyway, maybe not like this, but he was not alone. Oh, he felt alone, that’s for sure, and if you want to blame addiction, you have to think twice, because his death seems to be a frame, logically based on previous “facts”. I do not subscribe to this kind of trash. I think that what he said in that interview on “60 Minutes” (“It was all that [drugs and alcohol], yeah. It was anything I could get my hands on . . . I liked it all..”), and repeated by all the obituaries, are the cliché of his death now. I, don’t like it at all.
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I didn’t like what some journalist from The Spectator said about him… One could understand that Hoffman had no reason to be unhappy, because he has been fulfilled in what he does. It is obvious that the guy (I have a thorn against Spectator’s contributors anyway) has no idea of depression, and he is preciously nasty by bitching around the fact that he played “forgettable roles”, having that kind of face “you don’t know where to put it”. He liked Seymour Hoffman just in Boogie Nights, because he was a genuinely gay cameraman nobody in the movie cared about.
It takes a great deal of talent and courage to approach the kind of roles played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He has been featured in at least two posts here, The Ides of March and The Master. I liked him as one of the most credible villains in Mission Impossible III, and in all the movies I have seen with him. He has been remarkable in Capote (so remarkable that he has been voted by his fellow actors an Oscar for “Best Actor”), where he was Truman Capote, in Doubt, where he played a priest with a dark existence, in Charlie Wilson’s War as a CIA specialist, in The Savages, supporting the incredibly forgettable Laura Linney (with all her nomination and fuss around the time), even in The Talented Mr. Ripley, as the guy who smelled the rat about Ripley anyway. It’s hard to say which of his roles was my favorite, but I liked him maybe most of all in Pirate Radio, as “The Count”, the extremely talented American DJ who joined the floating station of a British Pirate Radio which supplied the need for music in United Kingdom in the sixties, opposing the exorbitant Welsh DJ “Gavin”, impersonated by the always glamorous Rhys Ifans.
In the picture above, he has Evan Rachel Wood on the right, and George Clooney with Marisa Tomei and Paul Giamatti, at Clooney’s movie event. He has been very credible.
The NYPD is still investigating his death. I don’t know how to take this. They have arrested and Manhattan Supreme Court granted bail to a musician connected with the heroin found in Hoffman’s apartment. This one is a heroin addict previously arrested three times for heroin possession. I think he can be a missing link in this framework.
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