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...said score winner Alexandre Desplat. "This is good."The night's first Oscar went to Simmons, a career character actor widely acclaimed for one of his biggest parts: a drill sergeant of a jazz instructor in the indie "Whiplash...

NEW YORK - Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving...
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Reeling it in: 'Transcendence' something to think about the origin story for the Borg. This, on the other hand, made for cool science but iffy visuals. Excellent character actor Clifton Collins Jr. is pretty much wasted, but other big actors get a chance to at least emote a little. Morgan...
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Well-known cast strives to save weak movie

...Aniston and Sudeikis plug gamely along, playing on the fact that America wants them to succeed. The addition of character actors Nick Offerman and Katheryn Hahn, both alums of the similarly affable sitcom "Parks and Recreation," only ups...
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Film's intensity cuts to the bone

...John Hawkes, who plays Teardrop, has been around for a long time, though rarely playing a role of this size. The character actor has been working for more than 25 years, mostly in independent films, but I remember first taking notice of him...
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'Cabin' offers horror and an ingenious twist

...into the same problem, but more so. The performances in "Cabin" are great, but particularly those of veteran character actors Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, who steal the show. Chris Hemsworth, as lead cabin-goer Curt, is fine...
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Wilson's comedy hits a snag

...tendencies, and you can add lots of gorgeous half-naked women to the mix. Get Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and character actor extraordinaire Philip Seymour Hoffman, and you've got a guaranteed box-office smash Oscar-winning hit on your...
'50/50': A film that beats the odds

...Anjelica Huston, as Diane, does a fine job, but nothing that really asks her to stretch much. There are two veteran character actors who shine in a couple of very small but dense roles as Adam's chemotherapy friends. Phillip Baker Hall and Matt...
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Is this 'Snow White' the fairest?

...well shot. The dwarves are a little off-putting, if only because they are recognizable as fairly famous British character actors like Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, and others, yet are also utterly unrecognizable as that they are dwarves...
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Movie review: 'Lone Ranger' a little odd and flawed, but still fun

...played with greedy villainy by Tom Wilkinson, cannibalistic psychopath Butch Cavendish, almost unrecognizable as character actor William Fitchner, and finally John Reid, idealistic and newly appointed as the region's district attorney, played...
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