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    Setting Sail

    Philip Seymour Hoffman has learned from some of the best, so it's no surprise that with his film directorial debut, "Jack Goes Boating," he proves himself a natural behind the camera as well.

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR Kristen Bell: Life on 'Mars'

    Given her blonde good looks and beaming smile, one might assume Kristen Bell was destined for a career of playing fresh-faced girls next door and sweet, unassuming love interests. Instead the actor is slowly building an impressive résumé of prickly, multifaceted characters shaded with dark undertones.

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    Sense and Sensibility

    You may recognize Laura Linney's name or face. She has, after all, played significant roles in such popular films as Primal Fear, Absolute Power, and The Truman Show.

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    A 'Basterd' Unlike Any Other

    As a German-born actor raised in Ireland, Michael Fassbender originally had dreams of becoming a lead guitarist in a heavy metal band. However, he quickly realized it wasn't the right path for him.

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    Heart to Heart

    Robert Duvall first met Jeff Bridges in the late 1960s, when the latter was only 18. "He was just a kid with a guitar," Duvall recalls.

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    Captain of His Ship

    Christopher Plummer's award-winning career has spanned more than 55 years, and he is indisputably one of the most respected classical actors on either side of the Atlantic.

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    Sister Susan

    Perhaps it's ironic that Susan Sarandon is gracing the cover of our bi-annual Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches. After all, she has her doubts about the benefits of training for some actors. Though she majored in theatre (with a minor in philosophy and military strategy) at Catholic University ...

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    Standout Support

    Why isn't Don Cheadle a leading man? He's got the good looks, screen presence, and talent, certainly. It may be a color thing, in part—Hollywood seems to have an unwritten quota of African-American leading actors. But it may also be that Cheadle has proven himself such a ...

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    Emily Blunt: Dangerous Beauty

    If you think Emily Blunt's magnetic portrayal of a privileged teenager who develops a dangerously close relationship with a working-class tomboy is reminiscent of another breakthrough role for a young English actor, you're not alone in that opinion. A little more than a decade ago, an unknown actor ...

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    U'Nique

    At 10 o'clock one night, Mo'Nique got a call at home from director Lee Daniels. "I have something for you that might f*** up your career," the filmmaker told her.