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Farewell Philip Seymour Hoffman – The world of cinema mourns.

  “In my mid-20s, an actor told me, ‘Acting ain’t no puzzle,’ ” Hoffman said, after returning to his seat. “I thought: ‘Ain’t no puzzle?!?’ You must be bad!” He laughed. “You must be really bad, because it is a puzzle. Creating anything is hard. It’s a cliché thing to say, but every time you […]

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Wicked’s Willemijn Verkaiks tips for musical stardom – BBC News

Willemijn Verkaik has played Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) in Wicked over 1,000 times and performed in the musical on Broadway and now in London. Dutch-born Verkaik is widely considered to be the “ultimate Elphaba” – one of the most iconic roles in modern musical theatre. She has also had starring roles in […]

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Meryl Streep Slams Walt Disney, Celebrates Emma Thompson as a “Rabid, Man-Eating Feminist” | Vanity Fair

Following up on our first report about Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s excellent acceptance speech at the National Board of Review gala on Tuesday, Emma Thompson and Meryl Streep were next to entertain the audience in what could have been just another boring speech-fest-clap-a-thon. Accepting the best actress honor, Emma Thompson continued her reign as the most entertaining,outspoken person on […]

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2013 Best Actor Roundtable – THR

Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Josh Brolin and Michael B. Jordan sit down for a freewheeling discussion on audition anxiety, turning down a $15 million payday, and why Leto refuses to watch his own films. Read the full 2013 Top Actor roundtable from Hollywood Reporter article here.

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2013 Best Actress Roundtable – THR

The Hollywood Reporter does the best seasonal roundtables with top actors and actresses every year. This one’s for the ladies…

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