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    Known Quantities

    Just how important is it for actors to know and trust their directors when tackling particularly challenging roles? "Collaborating with people you've collaborated with before is where you want to be ideally. It's terribly important if you are embarking on some of the more ambitious projects," said Deborah ...

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    His and Hers

    Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, but they still behave like a couple of newlyweds. Not in that outrageous way that captures tabloid attention like Billy Bob and Angelina, or J.Lo and, well, whomever she's engaged to at the moment. This is ...

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    From Muggle to Magician

    Second-banana roles seem the most thankless. They also don't necessarily help an actor get the girls. But 14-year-old Rupert Grint, handsome and charming in person, is for now relegated to be known the world over as the rather ungainly, rather unlucky, but heart-of-gold Ron Weasley, best friend and young ...

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    Brits Versus Yanks

    British-born David Melville and all-American Melissa Chalsma met in 1995 when they were cast in the New York run of the West End production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes. Their marriage quickly followed, as did their commitment to produce Shakespeare that observes the confines that faced small Elizabethan companies: no ...

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    Jack Kehler

    Where you've seen him: If Jack Kehler looks familiar, you've probably caught him in one of about 100 television and movie appearances. Like all great character actors, Kehler slips in and out of comedic and dramatic roles with ease, doing consistently remarkable work. He also appears frequently on ...

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    Roping Talent

    Who he is: The head of the Stevens Group, which represents actors for film, television, and commercials, who has spent 50 years in the business, from child star to casting director to agent. Above all, he said, he is a cowboy "every day of the week."

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    Lyle Kanouse

    Where you've seen him: Everywhere. The actor has logged more than 100 television roles, 39 movies, and countless stage appearances, including the Tony-winning original company of City of Angels.

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    Real Women

    "To stay around as long as I have, it takes chutzpah, cojones. I mean, look at me; I ain't no American beauty rose," said veteran actor Lupe Ontiveros during a recent interview.

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    The Jill Factor

    Jill Hennessy needed to change clothes. Fresh from the set of her NBC series Crossing Jordan, still in her character's costume of jeans and a simple blouse, she wanted to put on a different outfit for her photos. She disappeared into her trailer to, I assumed, slip into something ...

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    Sister Susan

    Perhaps it's ironic that Susan Sarandon is gracing the cover of our bi-annual Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches. After all, she has her doubts about the benefits of training for some actors. Though she majored in theatre (with a minor in philosophy and military strategy) at Catholic University ...