Philip Seymour Hoffman enjoyed directing

August 12th, 2011

Philip Seymour Hoffman found his directorial debut "satisfying".

The Oscar-winning actor was at the helm in the big screen adaptation of off-Broadway hit 'Jack Goes Boating' and while he enjoyed it, he did find it quite hard work because he was also starring in it.

He said: "I enjoyed it immensely, actually. It was very satisfying. But acting, also, was tough. I don't think I'd do that again. It was a necessity at the time but I like being directed and you don't really direct yourself."

Hoffman - who has starred in over 50 movies - says he was able to draw on his experience from working with other directors in the past to help him in 'Jack Goes Boating'.

He told Total Film magazine: "I think they all influenced me in one way or another - Paul Thomas Anderson, Spike Lee and Anthony Minghella, Mike Nichols, the Coen brothers. I've been lucky to work with a lot of talented people.

"They're not guns for hire. When they make a movie, it means something."