2005   Canada Capote
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Director:Bennett Miller
Studio:Sony Pictures
Writer:Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke
IMDb Rating:7.5 (46,716 votes)
Awards:Won Oscar. Another 43 wins & 42 nominations
Genre:Biography, Crime, Drama
Duration:114 min
Bennett Miller  ...  (Director)
Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke  ...  (Writer)
Allie Mickelson  ...  Laura Kinney
Kelci Stephenson  ...  Nancy Clutter
Philip Seymour Hoffman  ...  Truman Capote
Craig Archibald  ...  Christopher
Bronwen Coleman  ...  Barbara
Kate Shindle  ...  Rose
David Wilson Barnes  ...  Grayson
Michael J. Burg  ...  Williams (as Michael J. Berg)
Catherine Keener  ...  Nelle Harper Lee
Kwesi Ameyaw  ...  Porter
Andrew Farago  ...  Car Rental Agent
Ken Krotowich  ...  Courthouse Guard
Chris Cooper  ...  Alvin Dewey
R.D. Reid  ...  Roy Church
Rob McLaughlin  ...  Harold Nye
Adam Kimmel  ...  Cinematographer
Summary: Bolstered by an OscarĀ®-caliber performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role, Capote ranked highly among the best films of 2005. Written by actor/screenwriter Dan Futterman and based on selected chapters from the biography by Gerald Clarke, this mercilessly perceptive drama shows how Truman Capote brought about his own self-destruction in the course of writing In Cold Blood, the "nonfiction novel" that was immediately acclaimed as a literary milestone. After learning of brutal killings in rural Holcomb, Kansas, in November 1959, Capote gained the confidence of captured killers Perry Smith (Clifton Collins, Jr.) and Dick Hickock (Mark Pellegrino) in an effort to tell their story, but he ultimately sacrificed his soul in the process of writing his greatest book. Hoffman transcends mere mimicry to create an utterly authentic, psychologically tormented portrait of an insincere artist who was not above lying and manipulation to get what he needed. Bennett Miller's intimate direction focuses on the consequences of Capote's literary ambition, tempered by an equally fine performance by Catherine Keener as Harper Lee, Capote's friend and the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who served as Capote's quiet voice of conscience. Spanning the seven-year period between the Kansas murders and the publication of In Cold Blood in 1966, Capote reveals the many faces of a writer who grew too close to his subjects, losing his moral compass as they were fitted with a hangman's noose. --Jeff Shannon

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