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    Honing and Honoring

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Strasberg Institute boasts a history that links it to the father of Method acting, Konstantin Stanislavsky, and an impressive list of remarkable alumni.

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    Duncan Stewart on Christine Ebersole in 'Grey Gardens'

    Christine was more than an actor playing a part; she was actually inhabiting the character. I was fortunate enough to see both productions and the portrayal was always thrilling.

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    Baby Blues

    A few days later I found out I'm pregnant. Should I just give up acting altogether and find a different career that pays a regular salary? What will happen to my dream?

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    Justin Tanner on Gena Rowlands in 'A Woman Under the Influence'

    Rowlands' performance as Mabel Longhetti is as ugly and clumsy as an actual life—so nakedly real that it hurts to watch. I remember thinking I had seen the greatest piece of acting ever captured on film. I still think so.

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    A Sense of Entitlement

    When graduation day arrived, I had a sense of entitlement that cannot be measured; I was ready to take Hollywood by storm. It took me less than six months to realize I knew nothing.

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    Life Coach Justina Vail Wants You to be Happy

    Justina Vail, author of "How to Be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Business," explains the importance to your career of choosing happiness.

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    L.A. B.S.

    So why does everyone lie here? Is it something in the water? Could the Santa Ana winds be at fault? No. It's a survival mechanism.

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    Intimate Acting

    Just like fashion and car design, commercial styles have changed over the decades. And since 1953, the year of the first Screen Actors Guild commercials contract, actors have been adapting.

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    David Bazemore Prepares for Career Success (Slideshow)

    Backstage member David Bazemore studied musical theater at Shenandoah Conservatory and has been featured in regional productions of “Hairspray,” “The Scottsboro Boys,” and “Dreamgirls.”

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    A Day in the Life

    An actor walks us through one episode of his 14-episode voiceover audition for 'The Price Is Right' with Drew Carey.