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    The Nicholas Brothers

    For me the dancing Nicholas Brothers always seemed to be the spice in the broth of 1940s movie musicals, the cherry on Fred Astaire's smooth frosting, the piquancy in Gene Kelly's homey stews.

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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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    Reading Is Fundamental

    You've got the role. Rehearsals start tomorrow, or in three weeks, or next fall. You pick up the script. It's time for those first careful, solitary perusals. At this stage of the process, what should you, the actor, be looking for as you read?

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    Prize Pupil

    Carey Mulligan honed her patience waiting for "An Education" to get green-lighted. She read for it "about three or four times," she says, one of which was opposite fellow star Peter Sarsgaard.

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    Independent Means

    A Q&A with Film Independent’s executive director, Dawn Hudson about the organization's mission to nurture and support independent filmmakers and celebrate their work.

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    Sundance '11: Adepero Oduye

    Adepero Oduye has her first feature-film leading role in "Pariah," writer-director Dee Rees' tale of a teenage African-American girl in Brooklyn who struggles to hide her homosexuality from her parents.

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    Jim Sturgess: 'I Hope That People are Able to Accept me as Dexter' (Video)

    "One Day" chronicles the relationship between Emma and Dexter on the same day, July 15, over 20 years. Sturgess was also nervous about taking on such a beloved literary character.

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    Retro Casting

    Wes Anderson did it with Bill Murray; Spike Jonze did it with John Malkovich; and John Waters did it with Kathleen Turner and Melanie Griffith. But the true comeback masters, Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson, have a knack for taking fading stars who were collecting showbiz cobwebs and paying ...

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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 ...

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    Mare Winningham & Dennis Christopher

    Sometimes hit plays start or stay in L.A., but quite often they come from elsewhere—from London or New York or Chicago, or all the above. When they do make it here, awards and acclaim in tow, it's not unheard of for original or previous producers, cast, star ...