Philip Seymour Hoffman and US politics

‘It was all mine, and I wanted to keep it all my way, but now that is over!’ In a last act of defiance, Times Reporter Left for Another Journalism Adventure “If I ever…

Philip Seymour Hoffman and US politics

‘It was all mine, and I wanted to keep it all my way, but now that is over!’

In a last act of defiance, Times Reporter Left for Another Journalism Adventure

“If I ever get a second chance, I’m going to go into politics!”

Philip Seymour Hoffman is famously known for his genius for twisty lines and deep emotions, but recently he’s made the calculated decision to let a little language slip.

During a recent interview with the Telegraph, Hoffman hinted that he may want to make a second career out of politics. The veteran actor made the comments in an apparent response to another journalist, who asked him if he ever considered making a change from Hollywood to politics. Hoffman’s reply: “I love politics. I know too much about it now, I’d like to be a politician. But it’s all mine, and I wanted to keep it all my way, but now that is over!”

With Hoffman’s talents, it’s pretty clear who could move in to the Washington scene, and who the unexpected start-up candidates could become.

Spanning the entirety of his film career, the Oscar-winning actor has played every character imaginable, from comic book hero Tracy Flick to aviator types to scumbags to failures to indie family men to multimillionaires to misguided Don Quixotes, to stalkers to FBI agents to drunks to criminals, to drugs and to, finally, cult shapeshifters to, well, you know, charismatic movie makers, Hoffman’s range in acting is undisputed, but it’s also truly global. It’s this range that could help Hoffman carve out a big role in the political world and make him a force to be reckoned with.

Depending on his political career route, the actor may soon be on a path to shake things up in D.C. or the Capitol Hill. By covering the US’s biggest news stories, Hoffman could wind up influencing the immigration debate and/or reforming the drug laws. Who knows what would transpire, but as long as Hoffman is covering world politics, he’ll probably be making us laugh.

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