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    Clark Middleton & Christopher Thornton

    Actor Clark Middleton describes himself as "one ear short of being bionic." The proud owner of new hips, knees, and a shoulder—replaced due to rheumatoid arthritis—was just recovering from surgery a few years ago when playwright John Belluso handed him the script for his new piece, The Body ...

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    What's Up With... Anthony Michael Hall

    How you know him: Anthony Michael Hall first appeared on TV in the early 1980s in Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, The Gold Bug, and Jennifer's Journey. His first feature film break came in 1982 with Six Pack.

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    Australian for Actor

    Without question, Cate Blanchett's physical elegance permeates her roles. Like a dancer, she seems to have complete physical and emotional control over her onscreen work, lending her characters dignity—whether they are queens or housewives. But forget her gracefulness for a second, and what soon becomes clear is the ...

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    Stephen Root Steadily Built His Career With Perseverance and Nerve(s)

    It's too difficult to calculate the number of projects Stephen Root worked on this year. "It keeps mushrooming. I'm very, very lucky that people think of me," he says.

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    Elizabeth Olsen Talks About 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' (Video)

    Actors Elizabeth Olsen and John Hawkes discuss their experience working on "Martha Marcy May Marlene" with Back Stage Film & TV Editor Jenelle Riley.

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    Adapting and Adopting

    "Orphan" marks the first produced screenplay by David Leslie Johnson, who crafted a chilling and compelling script for director Jaume Collet-Serra.

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    Schmooze Alarm

    If anyone has proved the Woody Allen maxim that "80 percent of success is showing up," it's actor-producer Dan Griffin. In 1995, he went to the set of the TV series "Central Park West" for three days straight, hoping to land a background role.

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    Revival of the Fittest

    The major challenge in taking on an iconic work like “Bye Bye Birdie” is how profoundly it is identified with other stars, say Bill Irwin and Jayne Houdyshell.

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    Family Values

    Director Lisa Cholodenko and screenwriter Stuart Blumberg's "The Kids Are All Right" is about to hit the mainstream and awards season in a big way.

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    VIDEO: Lea Michele from 'Glee'

    "Glee" star and Emmy nominee Lea Michele tells Back Stage in an exclusive interview that she doesn't want to choose between being a singer and being an actor.