The greatness of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

R.I.P.  The 46-year-old actor, arguably one of the finest of his generation, was found dead today in his Manhattan apartment, reportedly with a needle in his arm. He’d waged a long battle against drug addiction.

Here, watch greatness at work in two astonishingly diverse works: playing an accused priest in “Doubt” and the legendary writer in “Capote,” the role which earned him his Oscar. There is nothing I can add. The work speaks for itself.

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