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    'Lovely' and Amazing

    Earlier this year, two-time Golden Globe and Emmy winner Stanley Tucci made audiences sigh and wonder where they could find a doting, supportive husband like Julia Child's mate Paul.

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    'You Got the Part'

    Chris Messina shares that auditions are not usually his strong suit. "I'm scared when people go, 'I love auditioning.' I hate it. I'm bad at it," he admits.

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    Barney Cheng: Hollywood Beginning

    Barney Cheng is in shock. People have been telling him he's the highlight of Woody Allen's latest film, Hollywood Ending, in which he plays to perfection Chou, a naïve Chinese-American translator hired to help a director (played by Allen) communicate with his non-English-speaking cinematographer (a scenario inspired by ...

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    Once Is Not Enough

    It takes a special kind of gypsy to move from a longtime New York City residence to a ranch in Texas one week, then to headline at a cabaret in SoCal the next. And no one would be more at home doing so than Betty Buckley is.

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    Variously Victor

    For those who know Victor Garber only as emotionally isolated spy/ father Jack Bristow on the ABC series Alias, let's for a moment discuss range. Among the many roles Garber has taken on over his career are Jesus, the Devil, John Wilkes Booth, Daddy Warbucks, Titanic engineer Thomas Andrews ...

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    Objectively Speaking

    Whenever I talk to practitioners about the craft of acting—which I do constantly for this column—there is one technique that is always mentioned, no matter what approach we're investigating, no matter what the medium (film, TV, stage), no matter whether we're discussing auditions or performances.

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    Bryan and Sean Furst

    Who they are: Sean Furst is the founder and president of Furst Films, producing feature films, made-for-television movies, and television series. His younger brother, Bryan, joined the company in 2000 after graduating from NYU Film School.

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    Wishing Well

    Last year at this time, for this column, I asked actors what their New Year's resolutions were. The responses were personal and varied. One actor talked about resolving to enter auditions as herself, not as who she felt she was expected to be. Another was determined to get cast ...

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    Deborah Kara Unger: Talent Will Out

    Few actors manage the transition between independent and studio films so effortlessly as Deborah Kara Unger. Since the beginning of her career—in the 1989 miniseries Bangkok Hilton—Unger has alternated between studio films such as Payback and The Game and indies such as Sunshine and Thirteen, the only consistent ...

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    Morena Baccarin: 'Off Broadway' Baby

    Rebecca Moscowitz, a struggling young actor, stands onstage, reciting a carefully memorized monologue. As she goes through her audition, voices talk over her, evaluating her suitability for the part. After a few lines, she is interrupted: "Excuse me, Miss, how tall are you?" About 5-foot-8, she responds, puzzled. "Really? Hmmm ...