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Inside the Artistic Mind of Actor Kevin Zegers

Actor Kevin Zegers   Canadian actor Kevin Zegers was just a toddler when the bright lights shined down on him as cameras rolled. Starring in numerous commercials by the time kindergarten started, Zegers was a child actor who had the drive and internal flame for his craft and that drive to act is what kept Zegers in the theatrical game. Air Bud was a favorite of younger generations, as horror fanatics know him from the remake, Dawn of the…

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Goodbye James Gandolfini

With numerous impressive roles under his belt, we all know and love one in particular… Tony Soprano. Only a uniquely talented actor could portray a mafia leader with so many hateful flaws as a man that despite his offensive imperfections we can’t help but to love. While David Chase is the mastermind behind the story…without James Gandolfini, he probably wouldn’t have been able to pull it off. And I am pretty certain that he…

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The Right Stuff: What Makes a Top Hollywood Producer Tops?

Sometimes when you are doing background research on a person you are going to interview – a word, phrase, or even an entire sentence will stick in your mind. As a writer, you look for symbols – things that represent something else. For me, in researching Hollywood film producer Ashok Amritraj, that hook was the name of his film production company – Hyde Park Entertainment. Having spent time in London myself, I knew of…

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Behind the Scenes of Maxim with Studio 838

A sneak peak into the world of fashion with L.A. photographer, Ash Gupta. Ash Gupta began his career in fashion and integrated into the world of entertainment when he joined Acted By magazine to photograph celebrities in upcoming films. With both a flare for fashion and the photographic story-telling he creates around actors and film, this A-list Los Angeles photographer has everything wrapped into one eccentric package. We are happy to…

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Watch the 2011 Academy Award Nominations Announced Right Here on Acted By

Hello everyone! While Sundance is going off in Utah, here in Los Angeles, the nominees of this year’s 2011 Academy Awards was announced. Below, I’ve posted a video with the full announcements (compliments of CBS), and although the academy doesn’t want to share this video all over the web, I’m posting it anyways because…come on! It’s entertainment and sharing videos is the wave of our future.

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Every Day With Helen Hunt

Fumbling with my recorder, trying to sit in a way where my jeans didn’t press too tightly against my growing baby bump, I admittedly was a little nervous. Sitting opposite me was Helen Hunt. As Acted By’s Frederick Loback nudged me to begin, Hunt said jokingly, “I had my baby three and a half weeks early, get your act together.” Funny, talented, adventuresome and smart…that’s how I would describe her from a first…

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The Creation of Changeling

Introduction: Starring Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner, Michael Kelly, Geoff Pierson, Colm Feore, and Denis O’Hare and directed by Clint Eastwood, Changeling is a true story written by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5). Having worked as a journalist for many years, Straczynski first became interested in Christine Collins, a single mom in the 1920s who was wrongfully incarcerated in a mental institution by the LAPD….

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