Capote (film)

Capote is a 2005 biographical drama film about American novelist Truman Capote directed by Bennett Miller, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in the titular role. The film primarily follows the events during the writing of Capote's 1965 nonfiction book In Cold Blood. The film was based on Gerald Clarke's 1988 biography Capote. It was released September 30, 2005, coinciding with Capote's birthday. The film became a box office success and received acclaim from critics for Hoffman's lead performance. It eventually won several awards, and was nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director for Miller, Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Keener, and Best Adapted Screenplay, with Hoffman winning the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Directed byBennett Miller
Screenplay byDan Futterman
Based onCapote
by Gerald Clarke
Produced by
CinematographyAdam Kimmel
Edited byChristopher Tellefsen
Music byMychael Danna
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release dates
  • September 2, 2005 (2005-09-02) (Telluride)
  • September 30, 2005 (2005-09-30) (United States)
  • October 28, 2005 (2005-10-28) (Canada)
Running time
114 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Budget$7 million[2]
Box office$49.9 million[2]

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