Said Philip Seymour Hoffman to Rolling Stone in 2005: “No one knows me. No one understands me. That’s the other thing that changes as you get older. It’s like everybody understands you. But no one understands me.”
With Hoffman’s well-reviewed “A Most Wanted Man” scoring at the box office and the latest “Hunger Games” trailer– marking Hoffman’s last screen role –launched at Comic-Con, Rolling Stone is reposting their February feature, “Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Last Days,” which runs interviews with those who loved and (possibly) knew the man on a deeper, more personal level. While much of the article is a portrait in line with others that ran after his death, the rest does make us privy to something more complicated than his public persona— he was a man who “understood something dark and sad about human behavior.” Those who admired the actor — and I’d assume that’s just about everyone reading this article — will find some of it difficult to stomach, but that’s exactly how it should be; a loss like this need not be sugarcoated. (The less said about this ambulance-chasing excuse for a review the better. Let professional critics distinguish between a well-cast performer and second-guessing about the man behind the actor.)
Hoffman leads off Francis Lawrence‘s “Mockingjay — Part 1″ trailer, crammed with brief money shots of crowds, action, and close-ups of awe-struck faces. The new ensemble gets the welcome addition of Julianne Moore. Fans will be pleased to chew one something juicier than the last teaser, at least.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” will open on November 21st. Watch the teaser below: