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    Taking the Lead

    Christopher Walken walks by fellow guest Sam Rockwell, slumped in a couch in the rear corner of the hotel lobby at Chateau Marmont, a Hollywood haunt of the hip and famous. Walken doesn't notice Rockwell, who has long been one of the best-kept secrets in cinema.

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    Anne Reid: A Mother of a Role

    Once in a long while, the right actor and the right role coincide, and the result redefines the actor's public persona. Anne Reid's performance in the just-released film The Mother exemplifies this confluence and has garnered her critical praise, public attention, and also a Best Actress nomination at ...

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    Kathryn Hahn, "Free Agents"

    Hahn has taken on the female lead in "Free Agents," a new NBC comedy based on a British series, which pairs her and Hank Azaria as co-workers tentatively inching toward more.

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    Remember Their Names

    Kevin Tancharoen wasn't alive when "Fame" came out. But the 25-year-old already had an extensive background in dance, music, and videos when he was approached to direct.

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    VIDEO: Rob Ashford and 'Parade'

    Director and choreographer Rob Ashford talks to Backstage.com about the musical "Parade," currently running at the Mark Taper Forum.

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    Acting as Ecstasy

    I'm not a Method actor," says André De Shields. "It doesn't serve my bliss."

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    Vanessa Simmons: A Back Stage Exclusive

    It may be tricky to rock a rhyme, but how about starring in two reality series and starting your own business before you're thirty? Vanessa Simmons has accomplished just that.

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    Imagine That!

    What kind of person would watch a then-unknown actor named Tom Hanks on a badly produced audition tape and choose him from among so many others to star in a series? Marcy Carsey would.

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    Good Ill Hunting

    Actor-writer-producer Darlene Hunt is just as quirky as some of the characters she creates for "The Big C," Showtime's unlikely new dramedy about cancer, starring Laura Linney.

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    Waiting to Excel

    Whether she's setting her soon-to-be ex-husband's car ablaze in Waiting to Exhale or strutting her stuff with an uncanny resemblance to legendary performer Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It, Angela Bassett always brings the right balance of toughness and vulnerability to her characters.