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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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    VIDEO: Zoe Kazan

    Actress Zoe Kazan, of the Broadway play "A Behanding in Spokane," and the upcoming film "The Exploding Girl," talks to Back Stage about her craft.

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    Rising Brit Star Adds Sizzle to `Sherlock Holmes'

    Benedict Cumberbatch's pals call him Ben. Viewers of his TV performance as a 21st-century Sherlock Holmes tend to favor "brilliant."

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    Going for 'Glory'

    The name Kelly Blatz might not ring a bell, but the actor who starred in the TV series "Aaron Stone" and the thriller "Prom Night" is moving on up with TBS's new series "Glory Daze."

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    Obstacle Course

    We're all familiar with that important actor's tool, the objective, but don't forget the other "O" word: obstacles. Obstacles go hand in hand with objectives but are less frequently discussed, perhaps even misunderstood.

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    Andrew Ableson & Jeff Sugarman

    Andrew Ableson and Jeff Sugarman, currently appearing in Orson's Shadow at the Black Dahlia Theatre—as, respectively, Kenneth Tynan and Laurence Olivier—each carved out an impressive resumé prior to relocating to Los Angeles. Ableson, an English native with a background in multimedia performance, has numerous London stage credits ...

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    Missi Pyle: On a Quest

    We dare you to find a contemporary comedic presence as fearless, distinctive, and lacking in vanity as Missi Pyle. Sure, other actors might be able to play menacing, monobrowed dodgeball champions or slightly demented rich-bitch Tae Bo addicts, but Pyle doesn't merely play these roles; she inhabits them with ...

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    Caroline Aaron: Back to the Source

    Not that long ago, had you told Caroline Aaron she would trade her cramped but beloved New York digs for a home in Los Angeles, she'd have called you crazy. But that's exactly what happened to the veteran stage and screen actor when she came to L.A ...

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    VIDEO: Charlotte D'Amboise in 'Parade'

    Actress Charlotte D'Amboise talks to Backstage.com about the new musical "Parade," currently playing at the Mark Taper Forum.

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    Noble Cause

    In Fox's sci-fi hit "Fringe," Australian thespian John Noble embodies the central part of mad scientist Walter Bishop with unabashed vigor.