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    PROFILE Just Doing It

    Having a conversation with Baz Luhrmann is a bit like watching one of his flamboyantly colored, rhythmically edited films—it's exhilarating. He talks quickly, leaps nimbly from topic to topic, and indeed seems to be bursting with more ideas than he can communicate. The 41-year-old Australian director has channeled ...

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    ACTOR'S DIALOGUE Sibling Revelry

    Jenna and Cayden Boyd have enjoyed a stellar year in their careers. Jenna won starring roles in two films of very differing styles: the David Spade comedy Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star and the Western thriller The Missing, in which she played Cate Blanchett's determined daughter. Cayden appeared in ...

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    A Whole New Look, Charlize Theron

    In Hollywood it's ironic that beautiful actors who become homely or repulsive for a role get more notice for doing so than they do for the performance.

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    An English Poet, Daniel Craig

    British actor Daniel Craig admits he now has what he calls a "high-class problem": He has been shooting films back to back this year, without a break. It's a problem he's worked for years to have.

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    Once Is Not Enough

    It takes a special kind of gypsy to move from a longtime New York City residence to a ranch in Texas one week, then to headline at a cabaret in SoCal the next. And no one would be more at home doing so than Betty Buckley is.

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    Character Studies, Marcia Gay Harden

    Every year since the 1960s, the media has been abuzz about a certain Best Supporting Oscar curse, rumored to have either killed a long list of careers or lulled them to mediocrity.

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    Reality Shows, Julie Walters

    Sometimes we meet actors and wonder how they manage to mine on-screen warmth from their seemingly chilly real-life personalities. Not so in the case of Julie Walters.

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    Not His Type, Jeff Bridges

    Jeff Bridges' long career is nothing if not varied.

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    Suitable for Framing

    Samantha Morton and Djimon Hounsou have much more in common than meets the eye. Both have the kind of screen presence that is so intense they can disarm you in the smallest scene. They share the ability to play a deeply suffering character without a trace of sentimentality, with such ...

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    BREAKOUT TALENT Taking Charge

    It has taken Melissa Leo 20 years to stand up for herself as an actor. That doesn't mean she hasn't landed good parts or steady work. She has supported herself and her 16-year-old son as an actor for two decades, appearing as the popular character Det. Sgt. Kay ...