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    Anthony LaPaglia: Fortysomething

    Does an actor need a career strategy to have a career? Anthony LaPaglia is living proof that showing up and doing good, often great work in whatever medium will have him—film, television, stage—is enough to build a fine living as a working actor, and, not coincidentally, a reputation ...

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    Alexander Payne on His 'Descendants' Star George Clooney

    Payne spoke with Back Stage about his leading man, who delivers one of his best performances in an already stellar career.

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    Straight to Network

    In addition to his skills building relationships onstage, Wilson Milam, director of Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," seems to particularly enjoy reconnecting with artists and meeting new ones.

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    Still 'Lovely'

    Veteran actor Ellen Burstyn believes that young actors are misguided in thinking an agent is a panacea. "They feel the most important thing is to get an agent," she says. "It's not."

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    'Variations' on a Theme

    Colin Hanks and Samantha Mathis admit that the chance to appear on a Broadway stage with Jane Fonda was a major draw. So was performing in a work written and directed by Moisés Kaufman (Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde).

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    Killer Range

    Julie Benz is a woman of many talents. She's played a shady FBI operative ("Roswell") and a plucky missionary (last year's "Rambo").

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    Jim Sturgess: 'I Hope That People are Able to Accept me as Dexter' (Video)

    "One Day" chronicles the relationship between Emma and Dexter on the same day, July 15, over 20 years. Sturgess was also nervous about taking on such a beloved literary character.

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    A Very Brady Sequel

    If you don't know who Wayne Brady is, you will. Many have already enjoyed his hilarious antics on the ABC improvisational comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, hosted by Drew Carey. The talented Brady hopes if he keeps playing his cards right, audiences will get to know him ...

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    With 'Double Hour', Giuseppe Capotondi Offers Return to Realism

    Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi's "The Double Hour" proves that while the gritty realism of classics like "The Bicycle Thief" and "Rome, Open City" is still alive and well in that country.

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    High-Flying, Adored

    Jason Reitman has one piece of advice for actors who come in to audition for him: "Don't act." This may sound contradictory, but Reitman is a strong believer in being yourself.