"I sent him this email that said: 'Dear Philip, will you please appear in my new film? There is very little money involved as I spent the budget on testicular implants, but don't look upon them as my testicles, look at them as our testicles.' Apparently he liked the email and said yes." How Ricky Gervais convinced Philip Seymour Hoffman to appear in his movie THE INVENTION OF LYING.