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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 ...

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    Nobody Cooler

    In the new film The Cooler, Maria Bello gets to make movie history. "I deflowered William H. Macy on the screen," said the petite blonde with a laugh. "Lucky me." Bello is referring to the graphic and intense love scenes she shares with the actor, moments that originally earned the ...

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    Wentworth Miller: From Temp to Time

    Six years after graduating from Princeton University, Wentworth Miller came to Los Angeles to embark on a career in show business. "I graduated with my degree in English lit and came out here not to act but to be in development," said Miller. "I spent a year and a half ...

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    The Elephant in the Room

    Elephant, directed by Gus Van Sant, was inspired by the mass shootings at Columbine High School in April 1999. Using the routine of a an ordinary high school day as its backdrop, Van Sant worked with actual high school students to create a film that depicts the lives of average ...

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    The Fabulous Baker Boy

    Before Philip Baker Hall became one of the most sought-after and busy actors on stage and screen, he suffered a brief career as a high school teacher. Baker Hall will be the first to tell you he hated the job. "You have to be a policeman," he said. "I didn ...

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    Singing in the Brain

    Director Keith Gordon had an interesting answer when asked to identify the genre of his new Paramount Classics film, The Singing Detective. "Let's see," he said. "It's a comedy, a drama, a surrealistic lip-sync rock-and-roll musical, an exercise in expressionism, an absurdist film-noir, and a naturalistic character study ...

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    Australian for Actor

    Without question, Cate Blanchett's physical elegance permeates her roles. Like a dancer, she seems to have complete physical and emotional control over her onscreen work, lending her characters dignity—whether they are queens or housewives. But forget her gracefulness for a second, and what soon becomes clear is the ...