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Career Watch: TV Provides Stepping Stone to Film for Edgy Emmy Nominees Dreyfuss, Driver, Louis C.K.

These days, a movie star can easily make the switch to TV with no loss of stature. In fact, Matthew McConaughey’s acclaimed work on the HBO series “True Detective” probably helped to seal the deal on his Oscar win for “Dallas Buyers Club.” But taking the leap from TV to film? That’s an iffier proposition. Just because someone is popular on a small screen doesn’t mean they will have the same impact at the multiplex. And audiences often have a problem accepting a lead of a long-running series as a different character. Here are three actors – all competing for Emmys when this year’s ceremony airs on Aug. 25 – who have had varying degrees of success with conquering film.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 28, 2014 2:36 PM
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WATCH: Louis C.K. Takes a Swan Dive in New 'Louie' Season 4 Teaser

On May 5, everyone's favorite lovable curmudgeon Louis C.K. returns in the fourth season of his dark comedy "Louie" on FX. To get you ramped up, check out this black-and-white teaser, in which Louie dives off the Brooklyn Bridge and into the East River.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 16, 2014 1:25 PM
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VIDEO: Highlights from Louis C.K.'s Easy-Going SNL

Louis C.K. on "SNL"
Louis C.K. hosts an affable episode of Saturday Night Live, with his signature warmly barbed observations.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 30, 2014 1:32 PM
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Weekend Recap: New Film Art, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Thickens, Casting Watch, and Awards Talk

Here's our weekend recap. Two new pieces of film art were revealed this weekend. Just when you thought it was winding down, the "Zero Dark Thirty" controversy continues. Before she became a Golden Globe winner, "Girls" creator/star Lena Dunham sat down for a probing interview by Charlie Rose. Comedian Louis C.K. might join David O Russell's untitled Abscam film. The Gurus o' Gold have posted their post-nominations Academy Awards Prediction chart.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 14, 2013 1:15 PM
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Emmy Wrap: 'Homeland,' 'Modern Family' Clean Up During Dull Evening Capped by Star-Packed HBO Party (Video)

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, proved to be a gratifying night for big winners "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game Change"— "and no one watching at home," reports Salon.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • September 24, 2012 1:37 PM
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