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    Emily Blunt: Dangerous Beauty

    If you think Emily Blunt's magnetic portrayal of a privileged teenager who develops a dangerously close relationship with a working-class tomboy is reminiscent of another breakthrough role for a young English actor, you're not alone in that opinion. A little more than a decade ago, an unknown actor ...

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    Glenn Close Crafts Her Jewel-In-The-Crown Role

    In 1982, she played Albert in a theatricalization by Simone Benmussa. The character haunted Close, who continued developing ideas for the film version of the story.

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    Rules of Longevity

    Jeff Daniels says family has always been his top priority. Indeed, when other up-and-coming actors might have relocated to Los Angeles, he and his wife, Kathleen, moved home to Southeastern Michigan to raise their three children.

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    She's on Fire   

    The absence of artifice also informs Charlyne Yi's bracingly unaffected stage presence—but the resulting comedy is about as far from mainstream as you can get.

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    'Mad' About Them

    Jon Hamm and John Slattery were journeyman actors, having trod the boards and made countless guest appearances on TV series.  Then a basic-cable show called "Mad Men" changed their careers and lives.

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    VIDEO: Danai Gurira of 'Eclipsed'

    Playwright and actress Danai Gurira talks to Backstage.com about her new play, "Eclipsed," opening at the Kirk Douglas Theater.

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    The Discerning Doctor

    "To stand naked on the stage is an outward manifestation of what we do in the best performances," asserts Michael Cerveris.

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    U'Nique

    At 10 o'clock one night, Mo'Nique got a call at home from director Lee Daniels. "I have something for you that might f*** up your career," the filmmaker told her.

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    Mining 'Fine'

    As an Englishman, Kirk Jones believes he had advantages—as well as many challenges—in writing and directing a film centering on the lives of an American blue-collar family.

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    VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with Henry Dittman

    In this week's edition of Behind the Scenes, Back Stage's film editor Jenelle Riley discusses upcoming movies with actor, host and writer Henry Dittman.