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Goodbye Christopher Robin: Five great biographical films

Capote (2005)

Another Oscar winner here for the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman and his role as writer Truman Capote as he decides to cover the real life case of a murdered Kansas family. The prison interviews between Capote and suspect Perry Smith are juxtaposed against Capote’s glamorous life as one of Manhattan’s elite.

Capote himself could have easily become a caricature due to his eccentricities, but in Hoffman’s capable hands he is quick witted and often manipulative, Capote struggles with claiming to want to help Smith but knows he is only using him for his own ends. Infamous was released the same year and covered the same subject matter with Toby Jones playing Capote.

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