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    Truth and Daring

    Though perhaps best known as the cool and canny detective Mike Hammer or the paternal warden Henry Pope, the veteran actor Stacy Keach has never stopped acting.

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    Making the Band... With Matthew Modine

    Matthew Modine told Back Stage all about about his film "The Rocking Horsemen" and his grass-roots casting process, and he even invited Blog Stage to come check out his open-call auditions in New York City.

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    Character Studies, Marcia Gay Harden

    Every year since the 1960s, the media has been abuzz about a certain Best Supporting Oscar curse, rumored to have either killed a long list of careers or lulled them to mediocrity.

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    John Crowley Is Present

    John Crowley knew he'd face challenges in helming Peter Harness' "Is Anybody There?."

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    Gary Ross Fulfills 'The Hunger Games'

    "The Hunger Games" director on Suzanne Collins' series, casting Katniss, and the "Twilight" comparisons

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    Sundance '11: Paul Batiste

    Paul Batiste was cast as the lead in "Lord Byron," a micro-budget epic about a quiet man whose love of women leads him to the open road and a bizarre encounter in the bayou.

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    VIDEO: Jessica Chastain Shares the Joys of Live Performance

    Chastain has had the opportunity to perform in both theater and film, but she enjoys the stage since she receives an “immediate reaction from the audience.”

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    Giving Pause

    Those famous pauses; the mystery-and-menace quotient; the edgy, comic tone; the musical everyday language; the characters' erratic behavior—acting in the plays of Harold Pinter is a challenge. (Americans have the additional unavoidable burden of the British accents.)

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    Navi Rawat: The Numb3rs Game

    Imagine this: You book a pilot, film it, and then your character is summarily axed once the show goes to series. For many actors, it might seem like a sweet opportunity gone bad. For Navi Rawat, it was a case of everything working out for the best.

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    A 'Way' About Him

    Peter Weir is known for drawing terrific performances from actors, be it Mel Gibson verging on stardom in "Gallipoli," the cast of young unknowns for "Dead Poets Society," or Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show."