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    All of Her

    Great actors bring all of themselves to any role. In the case of Helen Mirren, that's a lot—decades of both wild living and sedate gardening, and a dizzyingly diverse career, from Shakespeare to soft porn, from itinerant avant-garde theatre to the BBC detective thriller she's still best ...

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    Duplass Brothers Direct Jason Segal and Ed Helms to Hilarious Heights

    Filmmaking brothers Jay and Mark Duplass make their most commercial film yet with "Jeff, Who Lives At Home."

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    In the Right Direction

    As the ambiguous saying goes, "It takes all kinds." When it comes to directors, it seems Olivia Williams has worked with all kinds.

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    Sister Act

    The first time Nora Ephron and her sister Delia Ephron collaborated on a project, it was the 1993 film "This Is My Life," which Delia wrote and Nora directed.

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    First Love

    Anna Chlumsky is a native Chicagoan and proud of it. But despite hailing from one of the improv comedy capitals of the world, she never formally trained in the art.

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    From Sir with Love

    Currently one of the great living legends of British acting, knighted for his service in 1997, Donald Sinden is not shy about telling firsthand tales of actors he has admired.

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    Revival of the Fittest

    The major challenge in taking on an iconic work like “Bye Bye Birdie” is how profoundly it is identified with other stars, say Bill Irwin and Jayne Houdyshell.

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    Hugh Laurie: 'House' Calls

    Hugh Laurie can play dumb like nobody's business. Best known for his naïve befuddlement in classic English series such as Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, the actor took stupidity to sublime new heights. So it's interesting to find Laurie so good at being smart, playing the brilliant but ...

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    Unmanning Shakespeare

    If you're a woman who has always secretly longed to play Hamlet or Othello, come on out of the closet. In a reversal that's no more than divine justice—considering that in Shakespeare's time women did not appear onstage—there are now companies on both coasts (and ...

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    Anthony LaPaglia: Fortysomething

    Does an actor need a career strategy to have a career? Anthony LaPaglia is living proof that showing up and doing good, often great work in whatever medium will have him—film, television, stage—is enough to build a fine living as a working actor, and, not coincidentally, a reputation ...