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    'Park' Life

    In "Parks and Recreation" Ansari regularly steals scenes as Tom Haverford, a wily, self-centered government official who wears his underachiever persona like a badge of honor.

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    Reluctant Raconteur

    Deep in the View Askew Production bungalow at CBS studios in Burbank, Kevin Smith lightly tapped his cigarette lighter on his desk. Like the desks of most creative people, it overflows with papers and random objects, among them an Advil bottle placed haphazardly atop one pile and a Playboy magazine ...

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    The Business of Showcase

    Actors' showcases tend to get a bad rap in Los Angeles. Audiences have tired of seeing the same scenes played out time and time again by struggling artists. There is one shining exception: Beverly Winwood Presents the Actors Showcase has enjoyed a healthy L.A. run of packed audiences for ...

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    Curtain Call

    When Gordon Davidson steps down from his artistic director/producer position with the Center Theatre Group at the end of this year, it will bring an end to a chapter of what has been one of the most influential careers in American theatre history. From the time he became artistic ...

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    Two For One

    SAG president Melissa Gilbert and AFTRA president John Connolly make the case for consolidation.

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    Laying It Bare

    Kristin Hanggi was apparently destined for a showbiz career from the time she was a child growing up in Orange County. She says, "I used to tell my little brother to put on a costume and makeup, and then I would try to round up enough money to put on ...

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    Fighting Irish Claiming His Kingdom

    It can be tough being a Colin Farrell fan. For every person who recognizes the natural charisma and weight the 28-year-old actor brings to his roles, there are others who question his success. There are those who insist he has yet to prove himself, who resent his raucous behavior showing ...

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    Hit List

    In an industry in which it's all too tempting to pigeonhole actors into a "type," it's interesting that Gary Cole seems to have cornered the market on two types of characters that couldn't be further apart. With his all-American good looks and an innate air of seriousness ...

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    Beginner's Luck

    Although Sharlto Copley has always been known among friends and colleagues for his virtuosic ability to make up characters on the spot, he never seriously considered acting as a legit career.