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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.

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    'The Actress' in Real Life

    Ann Carr understands an actor's difficult life choices as well as anyone.  So she decided to broadcast her personal struggle in her comic web series, "The Actress."

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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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    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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    The Power of Imagination

    Karey Kirkpatrick has been writing screenplays for about 22 years, and, he jokes, "about 18 of those have been spent putting voices in furry creatures' mouths."

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    Laying Down the 'Law'

    Though 15 years have passed since "L.A. Law" (1986–94) went off the air, Corbin Bernsen says he continues to be typecast as the vacant, philandering Arnie Becker.