Robert Abele

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Deja vu all over again

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While it gets harder for viewers to remember a time when a gritty procedural such as "Law & Order" was something new, for actor Chris Noth -- part of the skein's original cast -- that 1990 debut…

Ken Watanabe

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Japanese actor Ken Watanabe knew what he was up against when he stepped into the role of the Chairman in Rob Marshall's film adaptation of the bestselling novel "Memoirs of a Geisha."

Ziyi Zhang

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When Ziyi Zhang saw "Memoirs of a Geisha" for the first time recently, she says she unexpectedly became geisha Sayuri again, watching her life story unfold -- from servant waif to a kimono-sporting…

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Michelle Yeoh

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For an actress used to exhaustive martial-arts action -- the genre in which she first came to global prominence through such films as "Supercop" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" -- succumbing to…

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Capote

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The popularity of biopics with the Academy is unceasing -- from "Disraeli" to "Cleopatra" to "The Pride of the Yankees" and up to "A Beautiful Mind," "Ray" and "The Aviator." Literary portraits alone…

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Proof

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Two Pulitzer Prize winners for drama will have 2005 releases in the Oscar race: the musical "Rent" and David Auburn's play "Proof." The latter comes to the screen with an Oscar pedigree, however, in…

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