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    Jonah Hill & Seth Rogen Interview: 'Superbad'

    Their latest project, Superbad, is a perfect showcase for their talents. Originally scripted by Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg when they were 13 years old, the film centers on a trio of high school friends who endure countless complications in their efforts to obtain alcohol for a party ...

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    Jason Dohring: A Likeable Guy

    When UPN's Veronica Mars premiered last year, the character of Logan Echolls was a mouthy rich kid with questionable morals. These days, he's, well, still a mouthy rich kid with questionable morals, but the character has also emerged as a surprise fan favorite and love interest to leading ...

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    Blind Faith

    The blind submission of the classic headshot, résumé, and cover letter package to agents and casting directors is an act on par with buying a lottery ticket. Although you may not know anybody personally who has gotten representation or work this way, there is evidence that it works just often ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR ...To Those Who Wait

    Justin Long has benefited from having fans in high places. At age 28, the actor has not only carried his own opposite the likes of Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller but also had filmmakers pen roles designed specifically for him. For his new film Waiting, writer-director Rob McKittrick admits he ...

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    Rough Passagio

    If there are two patron saints of musical theatre actors who have to finesse their singing, they are Rex Harrison and Elaine Stritch. Harrison was famous for suavely delivering songs in a manner that suggested singing but was much closer to talking, though with a trickier cadence. Stritch, whose gravelly ...

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    Out of the Woodwork

    Thank goodness barn construction isn't more in vogue these days. If it were, we might never have seen Bill Pullman on a movie screen. Intent on pursuing a career in carpentry post-high school, Pullman enrolled in State University of New York Delhi, nestled in the foothills of the Catskill ...

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    Crossing the Line

    "She could be abrasive. She could scare the shit out of people," a former student of the late Uta Hagen told Back Stage West columnist Jean Schiffman. Though famous for her tough-love techniques, Hagen had a reputation for also treating her students as colleagues and never putting them down. Hagen ...

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    Crossing the Line

    "She could be abrasive. She could scare the shit out of people," a former student of the late Uta Hagen told Back Stage West columnist Jean Schiffman. Though famous for her tough-love techniques, Hagen had a reputation for also treating her students as colleagues and never putting them down. Hagen ...

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    Illuminating Reality

    Liev Schreiber has filled pretty big shoes as an actor. He played Orson Welles in the TV movie RKO 281, which chronicled the making of Citizen Kane and made insane dedication appealing. He stepped into the Laurence Harvey role in last year's remake of The Manchurian Candidate, holding his ...

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    Grounded for Life

    Eugene Levy gives new meaning to the term "character actor." Over the course of his career, he has delivered an entire cast of distinctive personas, from idiot newscaster Earl Camembert in SCTV and gentle, out-of-it folksinger Mitch Cohen in A Mighty Wind to endearing, hopelessly unhip Jim's Dad in ...