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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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    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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    Seriously Now

    Irving "Ving" Rhames didn't always want to be an actor. He didn't grow up watching films or dreaming of the footlights of Broadway. In fact, the Harlem-born-and-raised Rhames had his sights set on playing football, not becoming one of the great character actors in the business today. Luckily ...

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    Kim Hunter

    Has anyone encapsulated quiet suffering more memorably than Kim Hunter? For the 1951 film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, Hunter snagged an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and embedded herself in the lexicon as the "Stella!" to Marlon Brando's Stanley Kowalski.

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    Roping Talent

    Who he is: The head of the Stevens Group, which represents actors for film, television, and commercials, who has spent 50 years in the business, from child star to casting director to agent. Above all, he said, he is a cowboy "every day of the week."

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    'Variations' on a Theme

    Colin Hanks and Samantha Mathis admit that the chance to appear on a Broadway stage with Jane Fonda was a major draw. So was performing in a work written and directed by Moisés Kaufman (Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde).

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    Killer Range

    Julie Benz is a woman of many talents. She's played a shady FBI operative ("Roswell") and a plucky missionary (last year's "Rambo").

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    With 'Double Hour', Giuseppe Capotondi Offers Return to Realism

    Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi's "The Double Hour" proves that while the gritty realism of classics like "The Bicycle Thief" and "Rome, Open City" is still alive and well in that country.

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    Alexander Payne on His 'Descendants' Star George Clooney

    Payne spoke with Back Stage about his leading man, who delivers one of his best performances in an already stellar career.

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    The Right Spirit

    Phylicia Rashad's appreciation for theatre started at age 11, when she was selected as the mistress of ceremonies for a musical festival for all local elementary schools in her hometown of Houston, Texas. "I stood there in the spotlight for the first time in my life and it was ...