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Authors Rocked by Roles

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In "Stranger Than Fiction," a nondescript IRS auditor discovers that he is actually a character in a novel and that the author plans to kill him off. Dismayed by the prospect of his demise, he sets…

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Chris Noonan

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It's been a decade since Noonan was Oscar nominated for helming and co-writing "Babe." The director says he got a bit typecast. "Since 'Babe,' I was offered any film that contained animals," he says…

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Paul Greengrass

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Greengrass drew on his experience from his controversial docudramas "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence" and "Bloody Sunday" to make "United 93" as truthful and dramatic as possible.

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Stephen Frears

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After a long career in television throughout the '70s, Stephen Frears came to feature filmmaking relatively late with "The Hit" and "My Beautiful Laundrette" in the early '80s, and has dodged back…

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