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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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    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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    Kim Hunter

    Has anyone encapsulated quiet suffering more memorably than Kim Hunter? For the 1951 film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, Hunter snagged an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and embedded herself in the lexicon as the "Stella!" to Marlon Brando's Stanley Kowalski.

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    Rising Brit Star Adds Sizzle to `Sherlock Holmes'

    Benedict Cumberbatch's pals call him Ben. Viewers of his TV performance as a 21st-century Sherlock Holmes tend to favor "brilliant."

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    Three for the Road

    As Jim Halpert on the NBC comedy 'The Office', Krasinski has become synonymous with the word affable. But his charm might not seem a match for director Mendes, whose films are known for scratching at the dark underbelly of the seemingly mundane.

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    Happiness Is a Warm Gun

    Scott relished taking on the job of director. He had previously directed for the stage in New York City—an experience that kept him mindful of the need for smart casting choices.

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    Five Emmy Hopefuls Share Their Acting Insight (Video)

    Back Stage gathered actors, representing the best in drama and comedy, to discuss how they booked their roles, their most difficult moments, and what it's like to be nominated for an Emmy.

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    Count on Him

    This year has been very good to Mark Ruffalo. To Ruffalo's delight, he's receiving great feedback from audiences and critics—a number of whom have put him at the tops of their best actors lists for his performance opposite Laura Linney as an estranged loner who reconnects with ...

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    Charlayne Woodard & Marc Wolf

    Charlayne Woodard and Marc Wolf are two actors who have perfected their abilities to tell stories. Their respective solo shows In Real Life and Another American: Asking and Telling (performing in repertory at the Mark Taper Forum) are clear indications of their polished skills.

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    Building 'Bridges'

    Perhaps best known for playing the sympathetic kid sister May Belle in "Bridge to Terabithia," 10-year-old Bailee Madison has already rolled up an impressive list of credits.