For me, acting is torturous, and it’s torturous because you know it’s a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, That’s beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great—well, that’s absolutely torturous
—Philip Seymour Hoffman.
delving deep into a craft; the examinations, the failures, the successes and evolutions it can produces can be painful and take pieces of you with it. Sad day for brilliant talent in translation lost.