I've been a huge fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman for years now, and I really wish him luck with the Oscars this year. Sure, I think he deserves to get one, but mostly I'm stoked about his acceptance speech.
When I first heard this news, I tried to explain to a coworker who Hoffman was. After a large list of really great movies, I eventually had to drop down to "he's the guy who 'sharted' in Along Came Polly," which did the trick nicely.
I find it really sad that one of this decade's best actors is only known for shitting his pants while trying to fart. If'n you want to watch a top-notch Philip Seymour Hoffman film, I highly suggest Flawless.
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