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    Tough Love

    A typical film from writer-director Todd Solondz will feature bizarre, well-drawn characters, ranging from the dysfunctional to the depraved. He tends to sprinkle his own brand of brutal comedy over serious, often unbearable storylines. Unfortunately this can blur the lines between drama and comedy, misleading some into believing he is ...

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    Laying It Bare

    Kristin Hanggi was apparently destined for a showbiz career from the time she was a child growing up in Orange County. She says, "I used to tell my little brother to put on a costume and makeup, and then I would try to round up enough money to put on ...

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    Morena Baccarin: 'Off Broadway' Baby

    Rebecca Moscowitz, a struggling young actor, stands onstage, reciting a carefully memorized monologue. As she goes through her audition, voices talk over her, evaluating her suitability for the part. After a few lines, she is interrupted: "Excuse me, Miss, how tall are you?" About 5-foot-8, she responds, puzzled. "Really? Hmmm ...

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    Radha Mitchell: Finding Success

    Radha Mitchell has quietly been blazing a path through Hollywood with her solid skills and sensual beauty in such varied films as High Art, Pitch Black, Phone Booth, Man on Fire, and last year's Finding Neverland. In each of these pictures, the striking Aussie has effortlessly hit the ball ...

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    Dakin Matthews: The Accidental Renaissance Man

    The thing one quickly realizes when one sets out to do a profile on Dakin Matthews is that he is a man of many talents. Although he has primarily been known as an actor (most recently on Gilmore Girls and House, M.D.), bridging the worlds of theatre and film ...

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    Sense and Sentimentality

    It's difficult to talk about Emily Mortimer without referring to how appropriately the title of her breakout American role in Lovely & Amazing also describes the actor. Mortimer has the giant eyes of a Keane painting set on delicate features and that irresistible British accent that makes one instantly assume ...

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    Deborah Kara Unger: Talent Will Out

    Few actors manage the transition between independent and studio films so effortlessly as Deborah Kara Unger. Since the beginning of her career—in the 1989 miniseries Bangkok Hilton—Unger has alternated between studio films such as Payback and The Game and indies such as Sunshine and Thirteen, the only consistent ...

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    Men Behaving Badly

    Brian Kerwin has just finished a rigorous day of rehearsals, and he mentions that he plans to wind down by having a drink with a fellow actor from the show. "It's been one of those 'have-a-drink-after-work' kind of days," he says. But workday pressures notwithstanding, he immediately seems energized ...

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    In Her Prime

    Tovah Feldshuh might be best-known for her role as the quintessential Jewish mother in the Sapphic comedy Kissing Jessica Stein, a part that should have at least earned her an Oscar nomination, if not the award itself. "Miramax chose to back Shakespeare in Love that year," she says good-naturedly. "Hey ...

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    Proud as a Peacock

    In describing how her lengthy and distinguished career began, veteran actor-singer Mimi Hines giggles with a childlike sense of mischief. "When I was 2 years old, I used to sing songs like 'Chattanooga Choo Choo,'" she begins. And I especially loved 'Rosalie,' a Nelson Eddy song." She stops to sing ...