Philip Seymour Hoffman
Why you do something is always kind of a mystery to me.
To act well isn’t an easy thing.
The foibles of my body are pretty much out there in the work I do.
People used to be funny about approaching me, but now they seem to think I’m as sane as anyone who’s done what I’ve done in movies can be.
I’ve worked with a lot of characters that are unhinged. I’ve played characters that are unhinged. That’s, like, my job.
I don’t want to repeat myself.
My mum is incredibly intelligent.
My girlfriend’s a costume designer in the theater.
I got into plays in high school then I ended up going to college for it.
Film’s hard when you don’t have any relationship with the director at all and you just show up. Then you really are just a gun for hire.
When you have a child, as anyone knows who has them, that’s basically all you want to talk about.
I don’t have a specific thing I want anyone to get out of anything I do.
You can look at anything as a cult. Churches are cults in their own way.
I think you ultimately have to love who you’re playing. You have to have that kind of feeling. You have to have passion for the person.
The ambition, the drive, the wanting to be the center of attention, the wanting to succeed… They’re all inside me somewhere.