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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 ...

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    'Flight' of Imagination (and Hard Work)

    "It was the red seats," admits Charlayne Woodard, on a break from rehearsals for the premiere of her first multicharacter play, Flight, opening this weekend at Center Theatre Group's new Kirk Douglas Theatre. This was an understandably unexpected response to a question about what made the actor try her ...

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    William Sadler: Face Time

    You probably recognize William Sadler, but it may take you a few minutes to figure out where you know him from. Perhaps it's his well-nuanced supporting turn in The Shawshank Redemption. No?

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    Good Company

    Although he has shared the screen with Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, and Colin Farrell, 32-year-old Gabriel Macht is not a household name—or at least not yet. Now that his latest film, A Love Song for Bobby Long, has hit theatres, Macht could become the latest "it" actor. Starring opposite ...

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    What Matters

    There was a time when I thought I wanted to know how Sean Penn does what he does onscreen. I've since reconsidered. To question certain actors about their acting is to potentially spoil the magic that a master artist is able to conjure. Even if I still wished to ...

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    Gentleman Jeremy

    Jeremy Irons is still too young and fortunately too busy to be termed a legend. So let's just call him a legend-in-waiting. He probably would never accede to the compliment, in any event. Instead, the British star of stage and film claims he understands little about acting, admits he ...

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    Hugh Laurie: 'House' Calls

    Hugh Laurie can play dumb like nobody's business. Best known for his naïve befuddlement in classic English series such as Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, the actor took stupidity to sublime new heights. So it's interesting to find Laurie so good at being smart, playing the brilliant but ...

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    Broad Appeal

    In an industry in which many women complain of a dearth of roles after they leave their 30s, Cloris Leachman is living proof that there's life after 40. And 50. And 60. At 78, Leachman is one of the most sought-after actors working today. She has no fewer than ...

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    Fighting Irish Claiming His Kingdom

    It can be tough being a Colin Farrell fan. For every person who recognizes the natural charisma and weight the 28-year-old actor brings to his roles, there are others who question his success. There are those who insist he has yet to prove himself, who resent his raucous behavior showing ...

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    Stephen Dillane & Travis Preston

    Two respected theatre artists are giving the Scottish play a new "voice." Macbeth (A Modern Ecstasy) stars Stephen Dillane in a solo version of Shakespeare's play, accompanied by a musical trio and a children's chorus, and opening at the REDCAT this week. On-screen, Dillane has played the lead ...