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    Eye of the Storm

    Terrence Howard is in Los Angeles for only a handful of days, having come from a movie set in Canada and preparing to head to Memphis, Tenn., for an MTV promotion for his new film, Hustle & Flow. He is overbooked to the point of absurdity; when he mentions an additional appointment scheduled for this evening, even his publicist chides ...

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    Gentleman Jeremy

    Jeremy Irons is still too young and fortunately too busy to be termed a legend. So let's just call him a legend-in-waiting. He probably would never accede to the compliment, in any event. Instead, the British star of stage and film claims he understands little about acting, admits he ...

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    Strong 'Intent'

    Saffron Burrows has recently come on board "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" to play Detective Serena Stevens, an educated, upscale, single parent whose street savvy complements her intellect.

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    It's Not a Drag

    It's not simply that Brian Bedford has worked steadily from the time he left acting school in the mid-1950s. The Yorkshire-born actor has been able to have "an English actor's career."

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    The Designated Artist

    He is not now, nor was he ever, a matinee idol. But Wallace Shawn has amassed an astonishing number of rich, varied credits—as an actor and as a writer.

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    Self-Employed

    by Laura Weinert

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    Inspiring Reads

    Aspiring actors look to books that are primers—how-tos about the craft and the business. Working actors look to books for other things: inspiration; a sense of community, of their place in the grand history of the art form; solutions to recurring acting problems; reassurance and entertainment.

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    In the Moment

    Chris Cooper has what some might consider a charmed life. On the one hand, he gets paid good money to work on-camera doing what he loves: acting. On the other hand, he has a level of anonymity that allows him to retain his privacy in a culture that feeds on ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR Jefferson Mays: On His Own

    In Tootsie, Michael Roberts (Dustin Hoffman), who masquerades as a woman, says he was more of a man as a woman than he ever had been as a man. When an actor plays a man in a dress, it can bring about epiphanies. In Doug Wright's Pulitzer- and Tony-winning ...

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    The Hustler

    It would be easy to dismiss James Franco as lucky. After all, he was blessed with the chiseled good looks of a matinee idol and cheekbones that could cut diamonds. One could easily make the mistake of lumping him in with other young actors who seem to fall into acting ...