Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ignatius Reilly
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Of course, the real tragedy is the addiction and death. But there is also this: Hoffman could have been truly amazing in that great will-o-the-wisp of films, the adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces. He had the necessary seriousness required to make Ignatius Reilly's comic ridiculousness work like gangbusters.

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monaghan Feb. 7, 2014 @ 6:17 p.m.

Let's talk about addiction and death. How about legalizing recreational marijuana? Will it be good for kids?

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Joaquin_de_la_Mesa Feb. 10, 2014 @ 12:32 p.m.

I had no idea Dunceswas ever considered for a movie.

My fear at this point would be that since 1980, the movie-going world has gotten so dumb (evidence: six Fast and Furious movies) that nobody would see it, even if you had any of those actors.

But if I had to pick one, probably Ferrell.

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