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Damon, Foxx, Washington, Gere, Arkin & Hawkes Talk Hollywood, Fame & Craft in THR's Actors Roundtable

It's that time of year again for The Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions, with the actors installment debuting November 8. The six leading and supporting men featured are Matt Damon (who stars in the upcoming "Promised Land"), Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained"), Denzel Washington ("Flight"), Richard Gere ("Arbitrage"), Alan Arkin ("Argo") and John Hawkes ("The Sessions"). Full video roundtable plus quote highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 9, 2012 11:53 AM
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Alan Arkin Takes Affleck's 'Argo' Seriously: "It's not a spoof, satire, or parody" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

As revealed in our conversation below, Alan Arkin takes serious comedy seriously, and that's the secret at the heart of Ben Affleck's "Argo." Arkin doesn't buy the idea that he and Goodman are participating in a Hollywood parody or spoof or satire. Or even comic relief for that matter.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 12, 2012 7:42 AM
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Three Retired Gangsters Will Open 48th Chicago Fest; Arkin, Pacino & Walken Are 'Stand Up Guys'

The 48th Chicago Int'l Film Festival will open with "Stand Up Guys" on October 11, starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies. Chicagoans Fisher Stevens directed and Tom Rosenberg produced. The Lionsgate film's debut will receive an Oscar-qualifying theatrical run...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 6, 2012 12:14 PM
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