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Watch: Ethan Hawke Does a Philip Seymour Hoffman Impression (And Calls Sidney Lumet Names)

Watch: Ethan Hawke Does a Philip Seymour Hoffman Impression (And Calls Sidney Lumet Names)

As part of a “Boyhood” talkback at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Ethan Hawke got to reminiscing on his friend and colleague, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The pair first met in the 1990s, when Hoffman was working as a (quick-witted, dry-humored) reader in several of Hawke’s auditions, and their friendship grew from there. Hawke also took the time to fondly remember/commend Hoffman for his dedication — after nabbing the Oscar for “Capote” in 2005, Hoffman didn’t rest for a beat; he took his newfound clout and used it to get legendary director Sidney Lumet’s “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” made — and Hawke goes on to tell some pretty amusing stories about their time working together on the film.

Watch the clip below to find out exactly what Lumet did that had Hawke dub him “an 83-year old Machiavellian bastard.”

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