PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
I did three sittings with Philip Seymour Hoffman but it’s the time that I had a random lunch with him three years after working together that I find myself thinking about.
Running errands on a spring Saturday I popped into a hot dog joint on Lafayette, just south of Bleecker. A minute after I placed my order at the corner Philip came in. The place was almost empty, so I went up and said hello. He recognized me right away and was friendly, if low-key.
We sat down and ate. He had a cheeseburger and I had two hot dogs wrapped in bacon with hot sauce.
During our conversation I congratulated him on his Best Actor Oscar for “Capote”, which he had received only days before. I told him that he can’t now go off and do stupid big-budget action movies (a common misstep by past winners). He chewed his sandwich for a couple of seconds and then told me that his next picture was “Mission Impossible III”.
He was fun to photograph, and he brought real joy to his performances. He’ll be missed.
Top Two Images: Philip Seymour Hoffman photographed for Premiere in 1999. I was told later that it was one of his favorite sessions.
Third and Fourth Images: Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly, photographed for Time Out New York in 2001. I don’t remember even speaking with them - it was so fast moving I was trying to get it all on film.
Bottom Image: Philip Seymour Hoffman photographed at Sundance Film Festival for Entertainment Weekly in 2003.
Nice outlaw name, did your mom pick it out for you?
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A closer look at the fine details of Ramin Karimloo’s scarred Valjean. Photo by maxgordonphotography.
"If we do that cold open where Kevin dumps a tureen of chili on himself, I will quit this show." - Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
heyyyybrother said: obviously peter quill is the andy dwyer origin story. he ended up back on earth but can never reveal his past bc people would think he was crazy so he enjoys making subtle references to it like "i'm gonna have to be a robber."&he loves when he gets to be a robber again like when they steal the marriage license from city hall.he loves going into a character and having adventures. and he loves music so much that he plays in a band. he started singing to kids bc he wanted music to inspire them too.
the evidence is really stacking up
like, when he was supposed to be in london, he was clearly visiting xandar with peter serafinawicz’s character. like CLEARLY. he even said to april, “just remember every time you look up at the moon, i too will be looking at a moon. not the same moon, obviously, that’s impossible.” because xandar and earth have different moons. seeeeeeeee.