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    'Station' Agent

    Michael Hoffman began his career as an actor, spending time at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and studying at Oxford, before "stumbling" into filmmaking.

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    Proud as a Peacock

    In describing how her lengthy and distinguished career began, veteran actor-singer Mimi Hines giggles with a childlike sense of mischief. "When I was 2 years old, I used to sing songs like 'Chattanooga Choo Choo,'" she begins. And I especially loved 'Rosalie,' a Nelson Eddy song." She stops to sing ...

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    PROFILE Just Doing It

    Having a conversation with Baz Luhrmann is a bit like watching one of his flamboyantly colored, rhythmically edited films—it's exhilarating. He talks quickly, leaps nimbly from topic to topic, and indeed seems to be bursting with more ideas than he can communicate. The 41-year-old Australian director has channeled ...

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    Catching His 'Star'

    Christian Borle is enjoying a star turn in the Off-Broadway hit "Peter and the Starcatcher," based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's novel, a prequel to "Peter Pan."

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    Knowing What Works

    "I don't know why he thought I could do this," Wood says. "But I thought he must know what he's doing, because he's Woody Allen."

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    Sucking Up

    "True Blood's" Mariana Klaveno talks about the freedom of embodying a supernatural being, avoiding the urge to Google herself, and why she held onto her restaurant job through the second season

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    From 'Hell'

    To his detractors, Tucker Max is nothing more than a hatemonger. To his fans, Max is a hero, a guy who says what they all wish they could and who lives a whirlwind life of willful debauchery.

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    Giving Pause

    Those famous pauses; the mystery-and-menace quotient; the edgy, comic tone; the musical everyday language; the characters' erratic behavior—acting in the plays of Harold Pinter is a challenge. (Americans have the additional unavoidable burden of the British accents.)

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    The Shows Must Go On

    It's been exactly a month since the world as we know it changed. Among theatre folks, our colleagues in New York are suffering the most from the fallout of Sept. 11, being so physically close to the tragedy and in many cases losing their jobs (if not their friends ...

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    All of Her

    Great actors bring all of themselves to any role. In the case of Helen Mirren, that's a lot—decades of both wild living and sedate gardening, and a dizzyingly diverse career, from Shakespeare to soft porn, from itinerant avant-garde theatre to the BBC detective thriller she's still best ...