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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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    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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    Into the Knight

    John O'Hurley might be one of the most quotable men in the world. As J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," O'Hurley used a booming voice and dramatic inflection to deliver some of the most memorable lines on the series.

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    Behavior Study

    In this final installment of our series on auditioning, the topic is general protocol—the kind of professional behavior that will show you off in the best possible light. Here's the breakdown.

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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 ...

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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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    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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    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."