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    From 'Deep Space' to 'Cairo'

    As an actor of Arab descent, Alexander Siddig has strong feelings about what roles he'll tackle and conversely pass on.

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    Illuminating Reality

    Liev Schreiber has filled pretty big shoes as an actor. He played Orson Welles in the TV movie RKO 281, which chronicled the making of Citizen Kane and made insane dedication appealing. He stepped into the Laurence Harvey role in last year's remake of The Manchurian Candidate, holding his ...

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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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    Calling Card

    Actor Mark Setlock isn't really an employee of a high-falutin' New York City restaurant, he just plays one onstage. He plays that, plus about 30 of the most high-ego, low-I.Q. morons you'd never want to deal with, in his astoundingly successful one-man show Fully Committed.

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    Ryan's Hope

    Amy Ryan had been a working actor on stage and screen for about 20 years when she became an overnight success in 2007, earning an Oscar nomination for playing the mother of a missing girl in "Gone Baby Gone."

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    Character Driven

    "I became a writer because I love actors," explained Peter Hedges, best known for his novel and screenplay What's Eating Gilbert Grape, as well his Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation of Nick Hornby's About a Boy. "The first thing I ever wrote was because I was on a mission to ...

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    L.A.’s Diavolo Dance Co. Moves Out of the Garage

    Artistic director Jacques Heim is experiencing a creative evolution as he readies the Diavolo Dance Company for a Sept. 12 performance at L.A.'s Greek Theatre.

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    Going for the Gold

    Jeremy Piven knows agents, as anyone who has seen his ferocious, take-no-prisoners, Emmy-nominated performance on HBO's Entourage can attest. Piven embodies the fast-talking, Viagra-swilling überagent Ari Gold with an accuracy that is frequently frightening and consistently entertaining. It's also a persona most actors are probably all too familiar ...

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    Brotherly Love

    It's likely that John Benjamin Hickey flown completely under your radar, despite roles in "Law & Order" and many other TV shows, as well as big-screen appearances in megahits.

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    Mark Wahlberg on Why Making 'The Fighter' Became an Obsession

    The actor says he trained for four years, eight to 10 hours a day, not knowing whether the film would even get made.