Capote (2005)

Director
Bennett Miller

Main cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman; Allie Mickelson; Craig Archibald; Bronwen Coleman; Kate Shindle

Genres
Crime, Drama

Description
Capote is the biographical film about writer Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Capote.


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