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    First Love

    Anna Chlumsky is a native Chicagoan and proud of it. But despite hailing from one of the improv comedy capitals of the world, she never formally trained in the art.

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    From Sir with Love

    Currently one of the great living legends of British acting, knighted for his service in 1997, Donald Sinden is not shy about telling firsthand tales of actors he has admired.

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    Duplass Brothers Direct Jason Segal and Ed Helms to Hilarious Heights

    Filmmaking brothers Jay and Mark Duplass make their most commercial film yet with "Jeff, Who Lives At Home."

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    In the Right Direction

    As the ambiguous saying goes, "It takes all kinds." When it comes to directors, it seems Olivia Williams has worked with all kinds.

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    Sister Act

    The first time Nora Ephron and her sister Delia Ephron collaborated on a project, it was the 1993 film "This Is My Life," which Delia wrote and Nora directed.

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    The Nicholas Brothers

    For me the dancing Nicholas Brothers always seemed to be the spice in the broth of 1940s movie musicals, the cherry on Fred Astaire's smooth frosting, the piquancy in Gene Kelly's homey stews.

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    All of Her

    Great actors bring all of themselves to any role. In the case of Helen Mirren, that's a lot—decades of both wild living and sedate gardening, and a dizzyingly diverse career, from Shakespeare to soft porn, from itinerant avant-garde theatre to the BBC detective thriller she's still best ...

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    She's No Angel

    Actresses tend to be described in physical terms: dazzling, luscious, flawless. Upon meeting Claudia Shear, currently starring as Mae West in the Pasadena Playhouse production of her play Dirty Blonde, the first adjective that might pop into one's head is "effectual." When our original meeting place, a hotel pub ...

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    'Unexpected' Stardom

    Shiri Appleby began her acting career at the tender age of 3, starring in cheery commercials for breakfast cereals and fast-food chains.

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    Prize Pupil

    Carey Mulligan honed her patience waiting for "An Education" to get green-lighted. She read for it "about three or four times," she says, one of which was opposite fellow star Peter Sarsgaard.