Wednesday, March 08, 2006

And The Oscar Goes To . . .

Philip Seymour Hoffman

He did it! As noted in a previous post, Hoffman is my boy. I think he is one of today's finest actors. His body of work speaks for itself. Not only is he a great actor, he is also a very down-to-earth person who doesn't fall into any of the Hollywood pitfalls that have claimed other actors. He takes on roles he will enjoy and considers none of them to be supporting roles or character roles - just good roles that represent a person.

I am even more fond of Hoffman after hearing his acceptance speech on Sunday night. He looked scared to death as he delivered his speech and was very sincere in it. The most heart touching part was a congratulations to his mother, who was in the audience, for raising four children on her own. He not only honored his mother, he thanked her for her support over the years.

His press room Q & A after receiving the reward further cemented my fondness for this actor, especially when a reporter asked him about his feelings towards playing a gay character and he responded by saying he was portraying a person and not their sexual preference.

Kudos to you Mr. Hoffman, and may you continue to entertain us for many years to come.

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