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Pity Toby Jones, the British character actor best known as the voice of Dobby the elf in the Harry Potter movies. In 2005 he landed a plum role starring as Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous, only to go head-to-toe with Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Capote in another movie. You know what happened: Hoffman got an Oscar, Infamous was barely released.

Lay The Favorite

If, like me, you watch a lot of Turner Classic Movies, you’ve probably had the experience of coming across a movie with a lot of familiar stars and wondering why you’ve never heard of it. Then you watch it and realize that it was probably something thrown together by the studio to keep a couple of contract stars busy while they weren’t doing anything else to earn their salaries.

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