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    Surer Footing

    Anna Kendrick left her "Up in the Air" audition convinced of one thing and one thing only: It didn't go well.

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    Good to the Bone

    Since her breakout role as a cocaine-addicted housewife in the 2004 indie "Down to the Bone," Vera Farmiga has amassed an impressive résumé.

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    Women's Ware

    In a career spanning almost 25 years, Clarkson has tackled a spectrum of roles on Broadway, on television, and in film.

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    Keep on Truckin'

    When Michelle Monaghan was sent the script for "Trucker" by writer-director James Mottern, she knew she had found, in her words, "the role of a lifetime."

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    Poetic Justice

    In "Bright Star," Abbie Cornish depicts Fannie Brawne, the lover of Romantic—and doomed—poet John Keats.

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    Prize Pupil

    Carey Mulligan honed her patience waiting for "An Education" to get green-lighted. She read for it "about three or four times," she says, one of which was opposite fellow star Peter Sarsgaard.

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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.

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    High-Flying, Adored

    Jason Reitman has one piece of advice for actors who come in to audition for him: "Don't act." This may sound contradictory, but Reitman is a strong believer in being yourself.

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    Scottie Thompson: A Back Stage Exclusive

    "Don't try and do the right thing because there is no right thing, there's just the right thing for you," says actress Scottie Thompson.

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    Navid Negahban: A Back Stage Exclusive

    Navid Negahban has received a great deal of acclaim for his powerful leading role in the stunning dramatic feature "The Stoning of Soraya M."