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    Risking It All

    Noah Taylor may have landed the best, and most dangerous, role of his career—that of a young Adolf Hilter in the soon-to-be-released film Max, which mixes fact (Hitler was a downtrodden war veteran and artist before choosing the path of fascist politics) and fiction (as a struggling artist, Hitler ...

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    Still in the Picture

    "Mind if we do this in bed?" asked Robert Evans, preferring to stretch out his legs at the end of a long day of interviews for the new film The Kid Stays in the Picture, a highly entertaining documentary based on his popular 1994 autobiography of the same title.

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    Restless Jester

    Actor and clown Bill Irwin arrives for an interview in American Conservatory Theater's conference room wearing a baseball cap and sweatshirt. Tall, rangy, and blue-eyed, his Irish lineage evident in his fair complexion and clean-cut features, he might be mistaken for a Little League coach but for the dog-eared ...

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    PROFILE Just Doing It

    Having a conversation with Baz Luhrmann is a bit like watching one of his flamboyantly colored, rhythmically edited films—it's exhilarating. He talks quickly, leaps nimbly from topic to topic, and indeed seems to be bursting with more ideas than he can communicate. The 41-year-old Australian director has channeled ...

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    A New Stage

    After six published books, several acclaimed screenplays, a hit Internet series, and various other projects for outlets such as NPR and AMC, John Ridley is explaining why he chose to write and produce his first play. "One, I love to write," he says simply. "Writing in Hollywood has afforded me ...

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    Coming Homebody

    "I feel a director has a responsibility to create a safe environment so that the actor feels comfortable enough to fail. I have to be there 150 percent and listen and be honest with my feedback, and not just say, 'Oh, don't do that.' To be able to have ...

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    Singing in the Brain

    Director Keith Gordon had an interesting answer when asked to identify the genre of his new Paramount Classics film, The Singing Detective. "Let's see," he said. "It's a comedy, a drama, a surrealistic lip-sync rock-and-roll musical, an exercise in expressionism, an absurdist film-noir, and a naturalistic character study ...

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    Sexaholix's Workaholic

    "I love when my work can be really dark and sad and really hilarious, when I hit all those notes. And I think I'm getting there," said actor/comedian John Leguizamo of his latest one-man show, Sexaholix... a love story, opening at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown L.A ...

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    Taking 'Flight'

    As self-important sci-fi author Ronald Chevalier in "Gentlemen Broncos," the Clement sports lacquered-to-perfection hair and an impressive array of leather vests and high-waisted pants.