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    A Very Brady Sequel

    If you don't know who Wayne Brady is, you will. Many have already enjoyed his hilarious antics on the ABC improvisational comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, hosted by Drew Carey. The talented Brady hopes if he keeps playing his cards right, audiences will get to know him ...

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    With 'Double Hour', Giuseppe Capotondi Offers Return to Realism

    Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi's "The Double Hour" proves that while the gritty realism of classics like "The Bicycle Thief" and "Rome, Open City" is still alive and well in that country.

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    The Right Spirit

    Phylicia Rashad's appreciation for theatre started at age 11, when she was selected as the mistress of ceremonies for a musical festival for all local elementary schools in her hometown of Houston, Texas. "I stood there in the spotlight for the first time in my life and it was ...

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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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    Killer Range

    Julie Benz is a woman of many talents. She's played a shady FBI operative ("Roswell") and a plucky missionary (last year's "Rambo").

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    'Variations' on a Theme

    Colin Hanks and Samantha Mathis admit that the chance to appear on a Broadway stage with Jane Fonda was a major draw. So was performing in a work written and directed by Moisés Kaufman (Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde).

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    Seriously Now

    Irving "Ving" Rhames didn't always want to be an actor. He didn't grow up watching films or dreaming of the footlights of Broadway. In fact, the Harlem-born-and-raised Rhames had his sights set on playing football, not becoming one of the great character actors in the business today. Luckily ...

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    Retro Casting

    Wes Anderson did it with Bill Murray; Spike Jonze did it with John Malkovich; and John Waters did it with Kathleen Turner and Melanie Griffith. But the true comeback masters, Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson, have a knack for taking fading stars who were collecting showbiz cobwebs and paying ...

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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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    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.