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    Character Driven

    "I became a writer because I love actors," explained Peter Hedges, best known for his novel and screenplay What's Eating Gilbert Grape, as well his Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation of Nick Hornby's About a Boy. "The first thing I ever wrote was because I was on a mission to ...

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    Playing it Proud

    Olympia Dukakis has made a career out of portraying strong, independent women. From Mayor Claire Belcher inSteel Magnolias,to the feisty principal inMr. Holland's Opus,to ultra-opinionated Rita Mosley inPicture Perfect,to her Oscar winning performance as Rose Castorini inMoonstruck,Dukakis has never shied away from roles that require ...

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    Ripple Effect

    When the stars align and a great movie is made, it can be a remarkable event for the audience, but what may go unnoticed is how equally rewarding such an experience can be for the actors involved. This was instantly apparent when the cast of Mystic River sat down months ...

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    Playing a Hater

    While Bobby Hosea has been working steadily in film and television for more than a decade, he never expected that his biggest breaks would come from portraying two of the most hated men in American history.

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    Genteel Giant

    Ed Herrmann has made a career out of playing the blue-blood millionaire. Whether it's William Randolph Hearst in The Cat's Meow, good-natured patriarch Richard Gilmore, in the WB's acclaimed series Gilmore Girls, Nelson Rockefeller in Nixon, Grant Stayton III in Overboard, or even Richard Rich Sr. in ...

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    Not So Elementary, Our Dear Holmes

    After spending hours trying to come up with a worthy introduction that would encapsulate the wildly varied career and larger-than-life personality of Rupert Holmes, I have to admit defeat.

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    Coming Homebody

    "I feel a director has a responsibility to create a safe environment so that the actor feels comfortable enough to fail. I have to be there 150 percent and listen and be honest with my feedback, and not just say, 'Oh, don't do that.' To be able to have ...

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    ¡Viva la Independencia!

    In Robert Rodriguez's mariachi trilogy finale, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Antonio Banderas, Enrique Iglesias, and Marco Leonardi—his blowtorch guitar-playing heroes—wrap the bloodstained action flick with a noble gesture.

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    Sayles Pitch

    As John Sayles recalled during a recent stop in Los Angeles, he cast an Equity show in New York years ago, and 300 actors showed up over two days for an open call. "You're supposed to give them two minutes and take their headshots, and everyone of the actors ...

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    Variously Victor

    For those who know Victor Garber only as emotionally isolated spy/ father Jack Bristow on the ABC series Alias, let's for a moment discuss range. Among the many roles Garber has taken on over his career are Jesus, the Devil, John Wilkes Booth, Daddy Warbucks, Titanic engineer Thomas Andrews ...