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Nicolas Cage Trades Theatrics For Authenticity In 'Joe'

In a new film, Cage plays an ex-con who takes a teenage boy under his wing. He and director David Gordon Green discuss the film's use of amateur actors and finding levity in difficult stories.
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Mickey Rooney, All-American Boy For More Than 90 Years, Dies

Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of the career of Mickey Rooney, who died at 93.
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The Inimitable Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

The 5-foot-3 dynamo poured his uncanny energy into a lifetime of roles alongside Hollywood's biggest stars. Rooney, whose sunny portrayals of youth earned him an honorary Oscar, died Sunday.
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Ken Jeong: Doctor By Day, Comedian By Night

Before Ken Jeong played Señor Chang in Community and the infamous Mr. Chow in The Hangover, he was known by his patients as Dr. Jeong.
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'Hotel Rwanda' Manager: We've Failed To Learn From History

As a hotel manager in Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina sheltered more than a thousand people, saving their lives during the 1994 genocide. Now, 20 years on, he says history is repeating itself.
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Stay Classy, Norwich: 'Alan Partridge' Aims For American Success

British comic Steve Coogan's blowhard broadcaster character conquered movie screens at home — and now he's crossing the Atlantic. Critic Bob Mondello says he's got a good chance at breaking America.
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Anthony Mackie Soars As Captain America's Falcon

Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in the new film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He talks about the cultural significance of the Falcon, and how it's "monumental" for his eclectic career.
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Erroll Morris Makes Rumsfeld Story Film Friendly

The latest documentary from filmmaker Errol Morris is called The Unknown Known. It is an interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Morris also directed Fog of War.
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MGM Announces New 'Pink Panther' Is In The Works

The movie studio on Monday said the new Pink Panther flick would be part live-action part animated-hybrid.
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1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

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