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    The Importance of Being Observant

    As George Bernard Shaw once remarked, Britain and the United States are two nations divided by a common language.

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    You'll Be A Woman Soon

    Every now and then a child actor comes along who completely captures our attention. Jodie Foster and Jena Malone are two such actors who at the ages of 14 and 10, respectively, took on tough dramatic roles that wowed audiences and displayed a maturity and a wisdom that was leaps ...

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    Way Past Cool

    Christian Slater has left behind his safe and cynical bad-boy image and begun to re-examine his career and his craft.

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    Soap Club

    Our casting director has a memory like a steel trap," said actor Patrika Darbo of Days of Our Lives. "

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    Soap Style

    The Sturm und Drang of soap-style acting is a much-parodied cliché. But acting in soap operas is a tough job that provides actors the opportunity to grow in their art while making a good living.

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    Behavior Study

    In this final installment of our series on auditioning, the topic is general protocol—the kind of professional behavior that will show you off in the best possible light. Here's the breakdown.

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    Barney Cheng: Hollywood Beginning

    Barney Cheng is in shock. People have been telling him he's the highlight of Woody Allen's latest film, Hollywood Ending, in which he plays to perfection Chou, a naïve Chinese-American translator hired to help a director (played by Allen) communicate with his non-English-speaking cinematographer (a scenario inspired by ...

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    Complicated Character

    "I loved playing him," said Val Kilmer of his recent character, Danny Parker, in The Salton Sea. "He's obsessed and broken, like Hamlet. He doesn't know quite what to do, although he seems to know very clearly what to do. He's a complicated character."

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    Abby Craden & Tracy Middendorf

    The ghost of Hollywood cinema's archetypal sexpot, Marilyn Monroe, haunts two local productions still running at small L.A.-area theatres.

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    The California Curse

    "It ain't what it's cracked up to be," quipped Peter Bogdanovich of success. "Come into the tent; I'll explain it."