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    Australian for Actor

    Without question, Cate Blanchett's physical elegance permeates her roles. Like a dancer, she seems to have complete physical and emotional control over her onscreen work, lending her characters dignity—whether they are queens or housewives. But forget her gracefulness for a second, and what soon becomes clear is the ...

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    Labor Pains

    Giving birth to a character in a new show has long been one of Alice Ripley's ambitions.

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    Making Her Mark

    Beth Henley was depressed. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright had reached that point in her life we all eventually come to, where we try to figure out the meaning of life and what the hell we're doing on this planet, anyway. Henley and a friend had been having dinner at ...

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    Family Values

    Director Lisa Cholodenko and screenwriter Stuart Blumberg's "The Kids Are All Right" is about to hit the mainstream and awards season in a big way.

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    Stephen Root Steadily Built His Career With Perseverance and Nerve(s)

    It's too difficult to calculate the number of projects Stephen Root worked on this year. "It keeps mushrooming. I'm very, very lucky that people think of me," he says.

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    Elizabeth Olsen Talks About 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' (Video)

    Actors Elizabeth Olsen and John Hawkes discuss their experience working on "Martha Marcy May Marlene" with Back Stage Film & TV Editor Jenelle Riley.

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    Adapting and Adopting

    "Orphan" marks the first produced screenplay by David Leslie Johnson, who crafted a chilling and compelling script for director Jaume Collet-Serra.

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    Schmooze Alarm

    If anyone has proved the Woody Allen maxim that "80 percent of success is showing up," it's actor-producer Dan Griffin. In 1995, he went to the set of the TV series "Central Park West" for three days straight, hoping to land a background role.

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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.