Film Meme // (1/6) Actors // Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)
“My passion to develop as an actor didn’t have anything to do with people knowing me. I had no idea that would happen. To become famous, to become a celebrity is something that I thought happened to other people.”
The scene as filmed is even more striking because of Bickle’s choice of cereal—it appears to be torn-up white bread with milk, sugar, and booze. Poor, maladjusted Bickle is so far removed from society, he can’t just open a box of corn flakes like the rest of us.
While there are many terrible pairings in Tommy Wiseau’s cult disaster The Room, arguably the most ill advised is the Scotchka, a libation created from equal parts scotch and vodka that’s served neat with a garnish of sloppy dialogue. “Don’t worry about it. It’s good for you,” Juliette Danielle’s Lisa says after pouring Smirnoff into a rocks glass that’s clearly already filled with perfectly good scotch.
In one scene, The Dude is desperate enough for a “Caucasian” that he improvises a cream-free variation on the White Russian, substituting powdered non-dairy creamer—a substance you’d be ill advised to put in coffee, let alone use as a mixer.