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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    As we enter the holiday season, I'd like to urge all of you to give thanks to those who have helped make your path a little bit easier.

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    Patty Rivera

    Every new opportunity can give an actor a chance to do something he or she hasn't before. Such was the case for Patty Rivera.

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    Father Ponders Fi-Core

    My daughters have only done background work for the past two years. They accumulated waivers, and I was misinformed and told to join the Screen Actors Guild, which I did.

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    Capturing the Feel of 1950s Memphis

    "I decided to take a risk. I didn't want to be a slave to the dance forms of the period," says Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of the new Broadway musical "Memphis."

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    How Do You Cast Superheroes?

    "With Peter Parker [in "Spider-Man"], it's interesting because he's sort of the anti-superhero. He's the nerd who becomes powerful against his will."

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    Playing Iconic Roles

    Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Williams, Miller—all these playwrights and many more wrote memorable roles that over time have become iconic.

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    Icelandic Villain, Anyone?

    In Iceland I had made a name for myself as an actor, but out here I was nobody—and rightfully so. There was, frankly, less than no demand in Hollywood for an Icelandic actor.

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    The Root of Good Acting (Pt. 4)

    The first common mistake that will lead you down a very bad path is judging the character.  To me, the root of all prejudice stems from our inability to see ourselves in other people.

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    Finding an Agent: Timing

    For unrepresented actors—or those wishing to change agencies—this is the most wonderful time of the year for finding your champion.

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    The Root of Good Acting (Pt. 3)

    What are you doing when you act on the line?  You read the script and think, "This is what the line is telling me to do."