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* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman lost a good deal of weight to portray the physically slight Truman Capote.



* LifeImitatesArt: The premise of the film.

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* LifeImitatesArt: The premise of the film.film.
* ScullyBox: Inverted. Some trickery had to be done to make Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman look smaller as he was slightly above average height whereas the real Capote was famously short.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman was quite a bit larger than Creator/TrumanCapote was, but he was cast because of how well he portrayed Capote.

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* FakeNationality: Mexican-American Clifton Collins Jr. as Caucasian/Native American Perry.

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* DuelingMovies: The film ''Infamous'' came out a year later covering the same basic events, but was less well received.
* LifeImitatesArt: The premise of the film.

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