Cary Grant sitting in front of his painting, Flower Vendor by Diego Rivera, 1955
keep it going, uhmmm mmmm, uhmmm mmmm mmmm
His physical form actually works to his advantage. Philip is not particularly any one way, which means he can be anybody at all. One of the most important keys to acting is curiosity. I am curious to the point of being nosy, and I think Philip is the same. What that means is you want to devour lives. You’re eager to put on their shoes and wear their clothes and have them become a part of you. All people contain mystery, and when you act, you want to plumb that mystery until everything is known to you.
Meryl Streep speaking about the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2008 after they starred together in Doubt.
What a loss. Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967-2014
HH: I bought the movie “Doubt” and have yet to watch it. This afternoon is the day.
HH: She was one of my favorites, bringing beautiful fashion and color to the screen.
Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948)
do what you love …
Mia Farrow, Rosemary’s Baby.
HH: This movie still scares me.
About the Film THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.