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LAT: Bare-knuckle battle in SAG

LAT: Bare-knuckle battle in SAG

He’s played hustlers, gangsters, an aging hippie and a deaf mute. Now, Seymour Cassel is auditioning for what could be his toughest role yet: president of Hollywood’s most powerful union, the Screen Actors Guild. A character actor whose career was nearly derailed more than two decades ago by a little-known stint in federal prison, Cassel has launched an unexpectedly strong challenge to incumbent Alan Rosenberg leading up to the Sept. 20 election. Drawing upon his years in the business, the 72-year-old actor has enlisted the support of such stars as Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, James Caan and Dennis Hopper. Richard Verrier reports.

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