CA.AlmostFamous15. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN stars as legendary rock writer Lester Bangs in DreamWorks Pictures’ ALMOST FAMOUS, written and directed by Cameron Crowe.Â© 2000 ÂDreamWorks LLC. All rights reserved. Permission granted for reproduction in newspapers and periodicals only. Use of this photography in any manner including but not limited to publication in books, retrospective, biographies, or in connection with the advertising of posters or any other product or service, permitted only with written permission of the copyright proprietor.