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    Laura Kenny Quite a Character

    If Laura Kenny had been around in 1930s and '40s Hollywood, it's a good bet that this mainstay of Seattle's theatre scene would have been cast in the kind of roles that kept Marjorie Main, Marie Dressler, Thelma Ritter, and other such successful character actresses in demand. As ...

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    Character Studies, Marcia Gay Harden

    Every year since the 1960s, the media has been abuzz about a certain Best Supporting Oscar curse, rumored to have either killed a long list of careers or lulled them to mediocrity.

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    Readers’ Choice: Debi Derryberry’s ‘Tough Love’ Approach to Teaching Voiceover

    As a working VO actor herself, a Debi Derryberry (the voice of Jimmy Neutron) knows the value of her students’ dollars and doesn’t let a penny go to waste.

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    John Crowley Is Present

    John Crowley knew he'd face challenges in helming Peter Harness' "Is Anybody There?."

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    Navi Rawat: The Numb3rs Game

    Imagine this: You book a pilot, film it, and then your character is summarily axed once the show goes to series. For many actors, it might seem like a sweet opportunity gone bad. For Navi Rawat, it was a case of everything working out for the best.

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    Sundance '11: Paul Batiste

    Paul Batiste was cast as the lead in "Lord Byron," a micro-budget epic about a quiet man whose love of women leads him to the open road and a bizarre encounter in the bayou.

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    Gary Ross Fulfills 'The Hunger Games'

    "The Hunger Games" director on Suzanne Collins' series, casting Katniss, and the "Twilight" comparisons

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    VIDEO: Jessica Chastain Shares the Joys of Live Performance

    Chastain has had the opportunity to perform in both theater and film, but she enjoys the stage since she receives an “immediate reaction from the audience.”

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    Giving Pause

    Those famous pauses; the mystery-and-menace quotient; the edgy, comic tone; the musical everyday language; the characters' erratic behavior—acting in the plays of Harold Pinter is a challenge. (Americans have the additional unavoidable burden of the British accents.)

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    Pilar Padilla: Over Borders, Over Frontiers

    It's hard enough trying to land a leading role in your film debut. Now imagine auditioning for your first film role, to be played mostly in a language you don't speak. You might say Mexican actor Pilar Padilla was an unlikely choice to play the lead in Ken ...