“I’m an artist, you know?” – Philip Seymour Hoffman as Rusty in “Flawless”
“Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love.” – Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
The thing that was so great about Philip Seymour Hoffman was that he really was an artist who disappeared into every one of his roles. He’s Dusty from Twister, he’s Brandt from The Big Lebowski, Lester Bangs, Truman Capote and so many more memorable roles. No matter how big or how small the role was, you knew he would be good and you know he would bring something different to the table. He was a big, bright, shining star who burned out far too soon.