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    Building 'Fences' 

    "I love theater," says Denzel Washington. "It's where I started, and this is a great play." He's speaking of August Wilson's "Fences," which recently opened to rave reviews on Broadway.

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    Please the Court

    Though John Larroquette is best remembered as boorish attorney Dan Fielding on the NBC comedy "Night Court," the actor has carved out a memorable career playing comedy and drama.

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    The Jill Factor

    Jill Hennessy needed to change clothes. Fresh from the set of her NBC series Crossing Jordan, still in her character's costume of jeans and a simple blouse, she wanted to put on a different outfit for her photos. She disappeared into her trailer to, I assumed, slip into something ...

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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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    ACTOR'S ACTOR Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Working It

    Resembling a steely-eyed Larry Clark pinup, 24-year-old Joseph Gordon-Levitt prepares to mount his first New York trick in Gregg Araki's incredibly moving and daring new film Mysterious Skin, in which the actor plays a prostitute. It is this surreal, hypersexualized image that proves Gordon-Levitt, most famous for his role ...

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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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    Laura Kenny Quite a Character

    If Laura Kenny had been around in 1930s and '40s Hollywood, it's a good bet that this mainstay of Seattle's theatre scene would have been cast in the kind of roles that kept Marjorie Main, Marie Dressler, Thelma Ritter, and other such successful character actresses in demand. As ...

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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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    Readers’ Choice: Debi Derryberry’s ‘Tough Love’ Approach to Teaching Voiceover

    As a working VO actor herself, a Debi Derryberry (the voice of Jimmy Neutron) knows the value of her students’ dollars and doesn’t let a penny go to waste.