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Evan Thomas

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Fond of war films as a kid, Thomas found himself "transfixed as an eighth-grader" with the World War II film "The Enemy Below," directed by Dick Powell in 1957. Years later, he went on to write "John…

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Michael Connelly

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Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye" took Connelly to his current L.A. address on High Tower Drive in Hollywood. "I saw the film in college and it led me to Raymond Chandler and made me want to be a…

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Peter Gelb

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Gelb, who recently left his prexy post at Sony Classical Records to be general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, sticks close to his professional roots when picking a favorite "musical" film.

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KAWS

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First came advertising, then came KAWS, the New York-based graffiti artist, who literally "defaced" phone-booth and bus-shelter fashion ads by DKNY, Calvin Klein and others by painting his trademark…

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Dr. Brent D. Glass

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Glass oversees more than 2 million objects, from the Star Spangled Banner (the very one that Francis Scott Key was looking at in the rocket's red glare) to a packet of macrobiotic brown rice in his…

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Leonard Susskind

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Susskind, a founder of string theory and author of the current bestseller "The Cosmic Landscape," is not a huge fan of science fiction -- and for good reason. "Science to me is sufficiently weird and…

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Art Buchwald

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On the subject of classic movie comedies, Buchwald is concise. "What makes them great are the jokes," says this two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one-time Variety contributor and author of more…

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Jerry Rice

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As the all-time leading receiver in the National Football League, Rice is looked upon by both Pop Warner tykes and current NFL players as someone who fulfilled his dreams of being the best.

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Ellen V. Futter

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The current prexy of the American Museum of Natural History and a former topper at Barnard College, Futter not surprisingly finds major significance in a powerful film with a powerful performance by…

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