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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 ...

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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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    Wingless Flight

    Here's Paul Giamatti's take on his Sideways co-star, Thomas Haden Church: "He's a very ... have you talked to him?" Giamatti pauses to laugh. "It's all out there with Tom. He's not hiding anything, that guy. It's all right there. He's an incredibly open ...

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    Ray of Light

    For months we've been hearing Oscar buzz surrounding Jamie Foxx and his work in Ray, the film biography of the late musician Ray Charles. Not to take anything away from the stellar Foxx, but those who have caught Taylor Hackford's biopic are also leaving the theatre with another ...

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    Payne and Suffering

    Alexander Payne is batting a 1,000. His previous feature films—the abortion comedy Citizen Ruth, the political satire Election, and the bittersweet road trip About Schmidt—established the writer/director as a skilled storyteller who created showcase roles for actors. His simple, straightforward style celebrates the seemingly mundane, bringing ...

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    A Whole New World

    Peter Schneider is a high-achiever whose stellar showbiz credits appear to have resulted from a combination of extraordinary talent, drive, and—according to him—luck. He uses that word frequently in describing his career milestones. While good fortune possibly had a little bit to do with doors that opened for ...