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    Rob Zombie

    Who he is: Best known as the lead singer of metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie isn't content just releasing platinum-selling discs. Zombie used his status to branch out into directing music videos, animation (he collaborated with creator Mike Judge on a sequence in Beavis and Butt-head Do America ...

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    Friends and Family

    When Peter Sollett and Eva Vives, two 1998 graduates of New York University's film school, set out to make a short film they co-wrote called Five Feet High and Rising, about a boy's first kiss on a summer afternoon, they were disappointed by the young performers sent to ...

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    The Business of Showcase

    Actors' showcases tend to get a bad rap in Los Angeles. Audiences have tired of seeing the same scenes played out time and time again by struggling artists. There is one shining exception: Beverly Winwood Presents the Actors Showcase has enjoyed a healthy L.A. run of packed audiences for ...

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    His Way

    Good acting, according to Christopher Walken, is not all that different from good cooking: Start with the best ingredients and keep it simple. Said the recreational chef of his culinary approach, in his signature Queens, N.Y., accent, "Buy really good stuff and then you cook it simply. If you ...

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    Bryan and Sean Furst

    Who they are: Sean Furst is the founder and president of Furst Films, producing feature films, made-for-television movies, and television series. His younger brother, Bryan, joined the company in 2000 after graduating from NYU Film School.

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    Sexaholix's Workaholic

    "I love when my work can be really dark and sad and really hilarious, when I hit all those notes. And I think I'm getting there," said actor/comedian John Leguizamo of his latest one-man show, Sexaholix... a love story, opening at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown L.A ...

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    Lili Fini Zanuck

    Where you've heard of her: In 1989 producer Lili Fini Zanuck was the second woman ever to win an Academy Award for Best Picture with Driving Miss Daisy. Before that, she discovered the screenplay and produced Cocoon. Together those two films grossed $200 million, garnered six Oscars, and helped ...

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    Lisa Bonet

    Where we saw her first: Bonet started auditioning for commercials at the tender age of 9. "At that point my dream was to act," she said. "But the business was so different then. There was little opportunity for young people of color. Now it seems like everyone is an actor ...

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    Director's Cuts

    The name Martin Scorsese has become synonymous with great filmmaking. Ask any actor what director they dream of working with, and the name that pops up time and again is Scorsese—no first name necessary. In a career spanning more than 30 years, there isn't a genre he hasn ...

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    Kids in the Picture

    Mitchell Gossett is a rare breed. Equally talented as an agent and performer, he might be the only agent in town with a Back Stage West Garland award for performance on his desk, won for his virtuoso performance in Mac Wellman's demanding language play Terminal Hip. Not only is ...