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  • 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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    14 Films to See in January

    This year is off on the right foot if one’s looking at all the great films being released in January. From the much anticipated Oscar contender “Still Alice” to Bradley Cooper in his most intense role to date, there’s a variety of flicks for the avid film lover ...

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    The ‘Boyhood’ Cast on Getting Into Character Each Year

    On Jan. 5 the team behind the 12-year epic “Boyhood” chatted with the SAG Foundation about getting into character and getting their heads in the game year after year.

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    8 Places to Study Your Craft Abroad

    Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, improve your technique, or make international connections, here are eight international theater training programs where you can expand your craft and your world.

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    Are You Ready to File Your Taxes?

    According to tax expert Chuck Sloan, owner of Chuck Sloan & Associates, the single most important thing an actor can do is to keep a record of auditions—otherwise, the IRS may consider your career a “hobby”!

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    Backstage’s 51 Cover Stories of 2014

    “High Maintenance,” Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Spacey, Judy Greer—from the looks of the Backstage covers, it’s been a pretty epic year! Relive 2014 with us as we look back on our year in cover stories!

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    12 Easy Things Actors Can Resolve to Do in 2015

    The new year is a glorious time to start fresh and improve upon the things you let fall by the wayside in the previous months. Take any of these simple resolutions and get to work!

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    11 Actors in Wes Anderson’s Troupe

    Having expertly assembled a motley crew of talent, Anderson’s productions are made even more enjoyable (and often hilarious) by those who bring them to life. Here are 11 actors in the writer-director's troupe!

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    7 Places to See (and Perform) Solo Shows in NYC & L.A.

    While performers can often find a happy solo premiere at fringe festivals and smaller theater venues, here are seven New York and Los Angeles based groups dedicated exclusively to the development and performance of solo work!

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    Golden Globes 2015: ‘Birdman’ and ‘Fargo’ Lead Nominations

    The 72nd Annual Golden Globe nominations put “Birdman” and “Fargo” in first place in film and television, respectively. See who else is up for top honors!