Truman Capote Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


15th April 2015

Fact: Executives at The Weinstein Company have announced plans to turn author Truman Capote's crime classic In Cold Blood into a TV series. Since its release in 1965, the book has been adapted into movies such as 2006's Infamous and a 1996 TV miniseries starring ER alum Anthony Edwards. It also formed the basis for Oscar-winning 2005 film Capote, which focused on the author's writing of the book.


6th November 2012

Fact: A newly-discovered work by legendary author Truman Capote is set to be published for the first time in America's Vanity Fair magazine. Yachts and Things details a Mediterranean cruise packed with rich and famous passengers and is believed to be a missing chapter from Capote's unfinished autobiographical novel Answered Prayers. The piece will appear in the December (12) issue of the U.S. publication.


4th March 2012

Fact: The Brooklyn, New York mansion where legendary author Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's has sold for $12 million (£7.5 million). The sale makes the 18-room property the most expensive single-family home in the borough's history.


11th May 2010

Fact: The New York town house where iconic author Truman Capote wrote BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is on the market for $18 million (£12 million). The mansion, in Brooklyn Heights, boasts 11 bedrooms, a wine cellar and a spacious garden and is expected to break local property records as one of the most expensive town houses in the borough.


8th August 2008

Quote: "I always look like Benicio Del Toro! Actually, that's being kind to myself, as I think he's very sexy and I can't say that I feel the same way about myself. On bad days I look like a cross between Benicio and Truman Capote. I always look like I've been up a bit late." Actress Selma Blair doesn't think much of her looks.


12th March 2008

Fact: Easy Rider star Dennis Hopper's first sheepdog was given to him by Kansas neighbours the Clutters, who later became the subjects of Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood after the family was slain by killers Perry Smith and DICK HICKOCK.


24th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I play the heavy in that, but I've decided I'm going to play him as Truman Capote and keep that going and ride it right out to the end of my career." Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman jokes about his next role as the bad guy in Tom Cruise's film, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3. </p>


17th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I just got a regular therapist. For my mind." Golden Globe winner Philip Seymour Hoffman when asked whether he worked with a speech therapist to perfect Truman Capote's voice in CAPOTE. </p>


21st September 2005

Fact: <p>CAPOTE, a new biopic about Breakfast at Tiffany's writer Truman Capote, will open in New York City and Los Angeles on the celebrated author's birthday - 30 September (05). </p>


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