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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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    A New Stage

    After six published books, several acclaimed screenplays, a hit Internet series, and various other projects for outlets such as NPR and AMC, John Ridley is explaining why he chose to write and produce his first play. "One, I love to write," he says simply. "Writing in Hollywood has afforded me ...

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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 ...