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Audrey Hepburn May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993.
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” - Audrey Hepburn
(Left: Audrey Hepburn, 1988. Right: Audrey, 1953.)
Audrey Hepburn was the first Millennial!!
“He does still surprise me and he makes me hungry to work with him and see what he does and comes up with. [The Master] was something that I came up with because I wanted to spend more time with him. We’d worked together a lot, five times. But it was never enough. It was a supporting part or something like that. It never felt like we’d gotten super dirty enough together" - Paul Thomas Anderson
As a huge fan of one of our finest American actors, I feel compelled to add my voice to the chorus mourning the tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Usually, with an actor this young (he was only 46), you are left wondering, “What could they have accomplished with more time?” But Hoffman’s resume was already littered with brilliant roles. Check out his profile on IMDB and try not gasp at the breadth of the man’s work.
He may not have been your traditional, handsome leading man, but make no mistake, Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of our finest actors. A chameleon who still managed to bring a trademark spark to every single role. He was compulsively watchable, even in less distinguished movies.
And his collaborative energy with the writer/director P.T. Anderson… my god, what beautiful music they made together.
So while it’s impossible to look at this talented man and not feel saddened by what was yet to come, I’m going to focus on the gifts he gave us during his brief career. His energy, his thoughtfulness, the playful gleam in his eye.
I’m sure there will be things learned in the coming weeks, some perhaps not so flattering to his legacy, but I’m just grateful for what he left us; a tremendous volume of work that touches every corner of the spectrum.
An actor who pours such passion into every role is sure to pay a heavy price. Sometimes, an actor gives us everything and leaves nothing for themselves. I’m grateful for all you gave me, Mr. Hoffman. I just wish you had kept a little more for yourself.
Spike Jonze and Billy Ray led the rather surprising winners of the Writers Guild of America’s annual awards, taking home best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay honors for “Her” and “Captain Phillips,” respectively.
Here’s the complete rundown of WGA screenwriting winners.
This should tighten up the Oscar race for Best Original Screenplay considerably. Whoop!