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    Creature Featurer

    A Neil Marshall film generally means a bloody good time. Marshall recently chatted with Back Stage about his previous movies, getting respect for the horror genre, and casting calls.

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    Page to Screen

    Back Stage caught up with journalist and author Lawrence Wright to talk about the documentary based on Wright's one-man show, "My Trip to Al-Qaeda," as well as his unexpected transformation from writer to actor. 

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    Inspiring Reads

    Aspiring actors look to books that are primers—how-tos about the craft and the business. Working actors look to books for other things: inspiration; a sense of community, of their place in the grand history of the art form; solutions to recurring acting problems; reassurance and entertainment.

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    More Than Just an Ass-Kicker

    A model since the age of 9, Milla Jovovich pushed herself to transcend her status as someone merely nice to look at.

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    Behavior Study

    In this final installment of our series on auditioning, the topic is general protocol—the kind of professional behavior that will show you off in the best possible light. Here's the breakdown.

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    Really Scared

    I recently watched a perfectly good stage actor indicate fear and horror by bugging out his eyes. I couldn't really blame him. Playing panic convincingly was always one of my Achilles' heels, too. I remember in one screwball comedy, no matter how much I tried to imagine that I ...

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    Sundance Discoveries

    The Sundance Film Festival has always been an exciting arena in which to discover new talent. This year was especially promising in terms of actors about whom filmgoers will hopefully hear more in the near future. These include Vera Farmiga, who walked away with this year's Jury Prize for ...

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    Two-Part Harmony

    Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner's unique artistic collaboration is founded on never giving up the search.

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    Playing Doctor

    Liam Neeson is losing it. His voice, that is, that distinctive booming bass that can sound threatening and reassuring—often at the same time. Speaking to a packed audience following a screening of his new film Kinsey, in which the 52-year-old actor portrays sex researcher Alfred Kinsey from his late ...

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    Hot Under the Collar

    Tim DeKay has played such varied roles as Bizarro Jerry on "Seinfeld" and the disabled carnival co-manager on HBO's "Carnivale." Now the veteran actor returns as FBI agent Peter Burke on USA's "White Collar."