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Lake Bell, star of “Over Her Dead Body,” opening on Feb. 1, and “Boston Legal”

Book I’m reading:
“Special Topics in Calamity Physics” by Marisha Pessl

Last film I saw:
“Sunshine” by Danny Boyle

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“King of Comedy”
“Annie Hall”
“Nights of Cabiria”

Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
Daniel Day-Lewis and Cate Blanchett

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
Lauren Bacall

If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be?
Depending on the morning I’m having, I would want to play anyone from Anne Woodward to Joan Jett or Wonder Woman!

Who do you look to for inspiration?
Ina Bell, my grandmother.

Song currently playing in my iPod:
“Never Let You Go” by Bloodstone

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Ain’t Misbehavin’” by Fats Waller
“This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” by the Talking Heads
“Requiem in D Minor, Introitus” by Mozart

Guilty pleasures:
* TV: “Iron Chef America,” “Project Runway,” “Three’s Company” re-runs.
* Film: “Ferris Buellers Day Off,” “Flirting with Disaster”* Reading material: Vogue, Zagats* Web sites: mydamnchannel.com, facebook.com

Who is your inner Muppet?
Animal

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Upside: Being able to find out anyting at anytime.
Downside: Being able to find out anyting at anytime.

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Grow thick skin.

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Axl Rose

Are there any activities you do to make you feel un-famous?
Wait, who told you I was famous?

What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
A mountain lion, for sure. You can’t hang up on a mountain lion.

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Woody Allen, Wong Kar-wai, Jerry Seinfeld, Sandra Berhart, Bill Murray