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    Straight to Network

    In addition to his skills building relationships onstage, Wilson Milam, director of Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," seems to particularly enjoy reconnecting with artists and meeting new ones.

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    Still 'Lovely'

    Veteran actor Ellen Burstyn believes that young actors are misguided in thinking an agent is a panacea. "They feel the most important thing is to get an agent," she says. "It's not."

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    Jim Sturgess: 'I Hope That People are Able to Accept me as Dexter' (Video)

    "One Day" chronicles the relationship between Emma and Dexter on the same day, July 15, over 20 years. Sturgess was also nervous about taking on such a beloved literary character.

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    'Variations' on a Theme

    Colin Hanks and Samantha Mathis admit that the chance to appear on a Broadway stage with Jane Fonda was a major draw. So was performing in a work written and directed by Moisés Kaufman (Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde).

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    Killer Range

    Julie Benz is a woman of many talents. She's played a shady FBI operative ("Roswell") and a plucky missionary (last year's "Rambo").

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    With 'Double Hour', Giuseppe Capotondi Offers Return to Realism

    Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi's "The Double Hour" proves that while the gritty realism of classics like "The Bicycle Thief" and "Rome, Open City" is still alive and well in that country.

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    Alexander Payne on His 'Descendants' Star George Clooney

    Payne spoke with Back Stage about his leading man, who delivers one of his best performances in an already stellar career.

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    Seriously Now

    Irving "Ving" Rhames didn't always want to be an actor. He didn't grow up watching films or dreaming of the footlights of Broadway. In fact, the Harlem-born-and-raised Rhames had his sights set on playing football, not becoming one of the great character actors in the business today. Luckily ...

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    Retro Casting

    Wes Anderson did it with Bill Murray; Spike Jonze did it with John Malkovich; and John Waters did it with Kathleen Turner and Melanie Griffith. But the true comeback masters, Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson, have a knack for taking fading stars who were collecting showbiz cobwebs and paying ...

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    Kim Hunter

    Has anyone encapsulated quiet suffering more memorably than Kim Hunter? For the 1951 film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, Hunter snagged an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and embedded herself in the lexicon as the "Stella!" to Marlon Brando's Stanley Kowalski.