Anne Heche, Actress Known for ’90s Film Roles, Dies at 53

Ms. Heche, who won a Daytime Emmy early in her career and whose films included “Donnie Brasco” and “Wag the Dog,” had been critically injured in a car crash.

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Anne Heche Onscreen: Wily and Funny but Also Unnerving

Hollywood tried to slot her into cookie-cutter blockbusters, sometimes successfully. She was at her best playing competent women in extreme situations.

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Julia Lester on Her ‘More Knowing’ Little Red Riding Hood

Her bold choices for “Into the Woods” have garnered the 22-year-old actress critical acclaim and a Broadway debut.

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In ‘House of the Dragon,’ Paddy Considine Claims the Crown

A string of critically acclaimed roles has made him many British actors’ favorite actor. It has also lifted him from hardscrabble roots to a seat on the Iron Throne.

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Clu Gulager, Rugged Character Actor of Film and TV, Dies at 93

On TV, he played Billy the Kid on the “The Tall Man” and was seen on the long-running “The Virginian.” His movies ranged from “The Killers” to “The Last Picture Show.”

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‘Black Panther’: Should Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa Be Recast?

The #RecastTChalla movement argues that many white superheroes have been recast again and again — and that the King of Wakanda’s adventures shouldn’t end.

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Julie Benko Was the ‘Funny Girl’ No One Had Heard of, Until Now

The actress, who covered for Beanie Feldstein, gets the part to herself for the next month, and Broadway fans are thrilled for her.

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In the Theater, Workers Are Demanding Better Conditions

The requirements of the theater, and the constant physical and emotional risks facing performers, have many demanding their basic needs as humans.

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Jennette McCurdy Is Ready to Move Forward, and to Look Back

In her memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” McCurdy, best known for her role in“iCarly,” reflects on her time as a child actor and on her troubled relationship with her mother.

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Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

She was among the first Black women to have a leading role in a TV series. She later worked with NASA to recruit minorities for the space program.

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Bernard Cribbins, British Actor Known for ‘Doctor Who,’ Is Dead at 93

Mr. Cribbins’s long career included roles on stage, film and television.

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Who Can Play the King? Representation Questions Fuel Casting Debates.

Should Shakespeare’s Richard III be reserved for disabled actors? Does the character have to be played by a white man? By a man at all? Three recent productions took different tacks.

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Why Brandon Perea’s ‘Nope’ Audition Made Jordan Peele Cry

The actor’s unexpected take on Angel, the Fry’s worker, so won over the director that he decided during their meeting to rewrite the script.

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B.J. Novak Went to Texas Looking for ‘Vengeance’ and Found America

The first film from a former star of “The Office” is a dark comedy about life in a nation that’s not as divided as we might think.

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With ‘Surface,’ Gugu Mbatha-Raw Steps Into New Territory

The British actress has been prolific in film and television for the past decade, but a new Apple TV+ show is her first time as an executive producer.

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Paul Sorvino, Master of the Mild-Mannered Mobster, Dies at 83

A would-be singing star, he found success in Hollywood playing a variety of roles, but they were often quiet, dangerous men, like Paulie Cicero in “Goodfellas.”

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The Gag Is: Keke Palmer Is a Movie Star

With a face that launched a thousand GIFs, the actress is bringing her expressive range to “Nope,” Jordan Peele’s latest social thriller.

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In ‘Uncoupled,’ Neil Patrick Harris Plays the Game

The actor described the Netflix comedy as an alternate vision of his life: “I got to live this other version of, what if I was single in New York and had a Grindr account?”

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Medieval Times Employees Vote to Unionize in New Jersey

The horsemen, courtiers, stablehands and other performers at ye olde New Jersey tourist attraction formed a new kind of medieval guild when they voted to unionize.

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Daisy Edgar-Jones Would Like the Ingénue Phase of Her Career to End Now

The star of “Where the Crawdads Sing” and “Normal People” has quickly become a Hollywood “It” Girl. But what she craves is longevity.

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Janeane Garofalo Never Sold Out. What a Relief.

That concept might be the reason her trailblazing stand-up career has been overshadowed; it may also be the reason she’s still so sharp, our critic argues.

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Adam Wade, Network Game Show Pioneer, Is Dead at 87

As a singer, he had three Top 10 hits in 1961. As an actor, he had a long career in film and on television. As an M.C., he broke a racial barrier.

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Emmys Nominees 2022: Updating List

This year’s Emmy nominees were announced on Tuesday. The 74th Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 12.

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Tony Sirico, Who Played a Gangster in ‘The Sopranos,’ Dies at 79

A familiar face in Woody Allen movies, the actor became widely know for his portrayal of Paulie Walnuts on the hit HBO series.

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Remembering James Caan and His Potent Mix of Swagger and Delicacy

“The Godfather” helped open up a range of roles for the actor that allowed him to play against type and expectation in wonderful ways.

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James Caan, Actor Who Won Fame in ‘The Godfather,’ Dies at 82

A Bronx native, he starred in countless movies and TV shows, but was most closely identified with the volatile character Sonny Corleone.

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After ‘Rocketman’, Taron Egerton Transforms Again for ‘Black Bird’

The 32-year-old plays an imprisoned drug dealer facing an unusual choice in the Apple TV+ series, written by Dennis Lehane.

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A Chameleon Flies From ‘The Blacklist’ to ‘The Kite Runner’

After nine seasons on the NBC series, Amir Arison is making his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s popular 2003 novel.

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Eduardo Franco on ‘Stranger Things’ 4 and Argyle’s Stoned Comic Relief

Eduardo Franco, who joined the Netflix hit this season, has carved out a role as the show’s addled but reliably hilarious tension-release valve.

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Taika Waititi on “Thor” and “Our Flag Means Death”

The “Thor: Love and Thunder” director can’t say no — to starring in “Our Flag Means Death,” making a soccer movie, writing a “Star Wars” idea, adapting Roald Dahl. For starters.

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In Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” Christina Ricci finds the role she has been looking for.

The actress, who grew up in the public eye, finally finds the role she’s been looking for.

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The ‘Most Real Richard III There’s Ever Been’

The Royal Shakespeare Company has cast a disabled actor to play the “deformed, unfinish’d” king for the first time. The choice has been hailed as a landmark moment.

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Watching ‘Queer as Folk’ but Craving ‘Heartstopper’

Major reboots and revivals are falling short in the writing as they try to diversify and expand their L.G.B.T.Q. worlds. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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You Don’t Want to Wear a Mask? Do It for Hugh Jackman

Beginning in July, Broadway will no longer require audiences to mask up. Actors and theater workers aren’t loving the idea.

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Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Their ‘Official Competition’

The two Spanish actors discuss working together on a satire about the film industry, how they feel about awards and how they get into character.

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Erin Doherty Shape Shifts in ‘Chloe’

The actress, known for playing Princess Anne in “The Crown,” embodies a working class con woman in a new limited series on Amazon Prime Video.

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Best and Worst Moments of the Tony Awards

With Joaquina Kalukango’s high notes and Billy Crystal’s lowbrow jokes, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s return after a tumultuous season.

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Ariana DeBose on Hosting the Tonys: ‘Whatever We Do Is Going to Be Fun’

The Broadway ensemble member turned Oscar winner vows that the ceremony will celebrate the often unsung actors who have stepped in so often during the pandemic.

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Zahn McClarnon Sets His Thousand-Yard Stare on the Lead

AMC’s new thriller “Dark Winds” represents several firsts for the Indigenous actor, who has built a long career playing roles of quiet intensity.

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Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill on Their ‘Jurassic’ Reunion

When Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum reprised their roles for the new sequel, they quickly refound the chemistry they had in the 1993 blockbuster.

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Is It Finally Twilight for the Theater’s Sacred Monsters?

Many of the “great men” who helped America create its classics, its institutions and its own acting style were tyrants. We need to cut them loose.

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Ruth Negga Thinks Lady Macbeth Is Misunderstood

The actress, nominated for a Tony Award for her magnetic performance in “Macbeth,” is drawn to female characters who challenge the status quo.

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Mark Rylance on ‘Jerusalem’ and the Golf Comedy ‘Phantom of the Open’

The acclaimed British actor explains the links between his tour de force stage turn and a recent string of subdued screen roles.

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Antony Starr Contends With Accountability, Onscreen and Off

Starr, who plays the cruel superhero Homelander on the Amazon Prime Video series “The Boys,” returns to TV after his conviction in an assault in Spain earlier this year.

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A Darker ‘Borgen’ Returns, and Heads to Greenland

The acclaimed Danish series is back for a fourth season, which focuses on a geopolitical crisis brewing in Greenland.

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Remembering Ray Liotta in ‘Goodfellas’

His performance as Henry Hill includes many touches that weren’t in the script. But the producer didn’t want to cast him originally.

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Ray Liotta, of ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams,’ Dies at 67

The actor died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie.

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Jurnee Smollett: ‘The Past Few Years Have Been Heartbreaking’

The “Lovecraft Country” star has faced setbacks but emerged with new projects, including the Netflix movie “Spiderhead.”

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He’s Playing Elvis Presley. But Who Is Austin Butler?

Hollywood thinks he might be the next big star. But with the risky “Elvis” riding on his performance, the magnetic actor is feeling the pressure.

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Some #MeToo Cases Are Clear-Cut. What Do We Do When They’re Not?

It’s unclear what the actor Frank Langella did on his Netflix show. But firings like his can raise complicated questions.

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