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    Standout Support

    Why isn't Don Cheadle a leading man? He's got the good looks, screen presence, and talent, certainly. It may be a color thing, in part—Hollywood seems to have an unwritten quota of African-American leading actors. But it may also be that Cheadle has proven himself such a ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.