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Philip Seymour Hoffman as John Wayne Gacy John Wayne Gacy, right, was a childrens birthday party clown who was convicted of the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men, 28 of whom he buried in the crawl space under his house. Because he targeted many of the victims through his work, he became known as the killer clown. Not the usual sort of role for an Oscar-winner, but Capote star Philip Seymour Hoffman is known for taking chances.
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