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    Bill Condon

    Who he is: A unique talent who is difficult to pigeonhole, Bill Condon's most notable credit at one time was for directing the horror sequel Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh. That all changed in 1998, when he won raves for writing and directing Gods and Monsters, the sensitive and ...

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    Shop Clerk to Star

    Studios might experience a sudden influx of actors applying for positions at their gift stores. As the story has been told, actor Derek Luke was working at the Sony Pictures gift shop where, unbeknownst to him, he befriended Antwone Fisher, whom he would later portray in Denzel Washington's directorial ...

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    Quick Study

    Commercial agent Susan Nathe understands it's the look that books, but it still takes discipline and business savvy to impress her—skills she learned early on. A former teenage model who worked with the legendary agent Eileen Ford, Nathe quickly learned that being on time and having her clothing ...

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    Risking It All

    Noah Taylor may have landed the best, and most dangerous, role of his career—that of a young Adolf Hilter in the soon-to-be-released film Max, which mixes fact (Hitler was a downtrodden war veteran and artist before choosing the path of fascist politics) and fiction (as a struggling artist, Hitler ...

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    Known Quantities

    Just how important is it for actors to know and trust their directors when tackling particularly challenging roles? "Collaborating with people you've collaborated with before is where you want to be ideally. It's terribly important if you are embarking on some of the more ambitious projects," said Deborah ...

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    In the Moment - An Interview with Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper has what some might consider a charmed life. On the one hand, he gets paid good money to work on-camera doing what he loves: acting. On the other hand, he has a level of anonymity that allows him to retain his privacy in a culture that feeds on ...

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    His and Hers

    Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, but they still behave like a couple of newlyweds. Not in that outrageous way that captures tabloid attention like Billy Bob and Angelina, or J.Lo and, well, whomever she's engaged to at the moment. This is ...

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    Jack Kehler

    Where you've seen him: If Jack Kehler looks familiar, you've probably caught him in one of about 100 television and movie appearances. Like all great character actors, Kehler slips in and out of comedic and dramatic roles with ease, doing consistently remarkable work. He also appears frequently on ...

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    Brits Versus Yanks

    British-born David Melville and all-American Melissa Chalsma met in 1995 when they were cast in the New York run of the West End production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes. Their marriage quickly followed, as did their commitment to produce Shakespeare that observes the confines that faced small Elizabethan companies: no ...

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    From Muggle to Magician

    Second-banana roles seem the most thankless. They also don't necessarily help an actor get the girls. But 14-year-old Rupert Grint, handsome and charming in person, is for now relegated to be known the world over as the rather ungainly, rather unlucky, but heart-of-gold Ron Weasley, best friend and young ...