Capote | 2005

Directed by: Bennett Miller

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Main Plot

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on ...


  • Philip Seymour Hoffman played the character of Truman Capote in the film Capote, portraying the famous writer during his research for his book In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Clifton Collins Jr. plays Perry Smith, a convicted murderer who becomes the subject of Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood." Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Catherine Keener's character in Capote is Nelle Harper Lee, who is Truman Capote's close friend and confidante. Catherine Keener

Ending Explained

In the film "Capote," directed by Bennett Miller, the story concludes with Truman Capote's emotional journey coming to an end. After years of researching and writing his groundbreaking book "In Cold Blood," Capote finally obtains the confessions of the murderers, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. However, his obsession with the case and his relationship with Perry deeply affect him, leading to a moral and emotional breakdown. Capote ultimately finishes his book, but at a great personal cost, as he becomes haunted by the consequences of his actions and the toll it takes on his own humanity.

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Bennett Miller Philip Seymour Hoffman Clifton Collins Jr. Catherine Keener