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    Finding 'Heaven'

    James Nesbitt says a major challenge in tackling Joe in "Five Minutes of Heaven" was that the character is based on a real person and the seminal event portrayed in the film happened.

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    The Professional Bathroom Singer

    Donna Lynne Champlin set out to prove that it she could accomplish a professional-sounding labor of love one a budget of $1000.

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    Career Reruns

    When televisions first appeared in living rooms around the world, there were movie stars and there were TV stars. The real Hollywood celebrities of the 1950s and '60s would never have even considered downsizing to a smaller screen. But today many actors have found a solid place on television, a ...

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    Moving 'Furniture'

    Writer-director-actor Lena Dunham talks about  about performing, directing fellow actors, and casting her mom and sister in a pair of key roles.

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    Through the Looking Glass

    Besides laughing out loud when she read Christopher Durang's "Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them," Laura Benanti was turned on by the prospect of doing a straight play.

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    'Cost of a Soul' Filmmaker Kirkpatrick on His Big Break

    For Kirkpatrick, who struggled for years trying to get anyone to even read his script before deciding to make the project on his own, winning the Big Break Movie Contest is truly his big break.

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    For Real

    At the center of UPN's hit comedy Girlfriends is a universal message exemplified by the lives of four African-American women in L.A., played with rousing honesty by Persia White, Golden Brooks, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jill Marie Jones (as pictured above): Life is always more fun when shared ...

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    Shop Clerk to Star

    Studios might experience a sudden influx of actors applying for positions at their gift stores. As the story has been told, actor Derek Luke was working at the Sony Pictures gift shop where, unbeknownst to him, he befriended Antwone Fisher, whom he would later portray in Denzel Washington's directorial ...

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    Not-So-Simple Sara

    Being an executive producer for a TV show is an exhausting undertaking. Just ask Sara Finney-Johnson, whose current UPN Monday-night hit, The Parkers, has enjoyed an impressive five-year run.

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    Well-Versed

    Joan Allen sort of snuck up on America when it wasn't looking. She may be blessed with a timeless beauty and talent to spare, but it took moviegoers awhile to catch on that she was something special. It started with poignant turns as the understanding spouse in Tucker: The ...