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    How 'The Impossible' Was Cast

    For “The Impossible,” director Juan Antonio Bayona’s film based on the experiences of a real family caught in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, casting director Shaheen Baig was careful to err on the side of naturalism.

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    Ty Burrell’s 5 Simple Steps For Success

    In case you missed the 20th annual SAG Awards Jan. 18, outstanding male actor in a comedy series winner Ty Burrell helpfully recapped his (fictional) guide to acting during his acceptance speech. In the same generous spirit, we wanted to share it with you as well.

  • Interview

    Emmy Nominations: Anna Gunn on 'Breaking Bad'

    For five seasons, Anna Gunn has played Skyler White on the AMC phenom "Breaking Bad." In that time, she has gone through as much of a transformation as her high-school-teacher-turned-drug-kingpin-husband, Walter White, played by three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston.

  • J.K. Simmons’ 1 Requirement for Any Role

    The SAG Award nominee spoke about his controversial role in the buzzy indie “Whiplash,” working with a first-time director, and what Arnold Schwarzenegger said about his triceps.

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    The Casting Choice CD Ronna Kress Fought For

    “The Fault in Our Stars” casting director speaks on the casting choice she had to convince studios to go with, the collaborative process of finding Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff, and her biggest pet peeve in the audition room.

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    'Big Bang Theory' Cast Reflects on the Show's Start

    Now in its sixth season, “The Big Bang Theory” has emerged as a solid hit, with two Emmy Awards for lead actor Jim Parsons, and one of the best comedy ensembles on television.

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    Oscar Nominees Speak to Backstage

    Interviews with actors and casting directors from nominated films

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    'Argo' Cast to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards

    Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman, of Iranian hostage drama "Argo," to be honored at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards.

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    Emmy Nominations: Jessica Lange on ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’

    Jessica Lange earned her fifth Emmy nomination for her role as Sister Jude on "American Horror Story: Asylum." We spoke about her favorite scene and what's in store for Season Three.

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    The No. 1 Sign of a Great Director

    “Beyond the Lights” director Gina Prince-Bythewood talks about her actor-driven preparation process, the live improv techniques she uses to dig deeper into the characters, and the obstacles she overcame to have her film made.