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    9 Actors Who Gained Recognition Later in Their Lives

    The actors in "Land Ho!" aren't the only ones who are getting recognition later in life. Here are nine others we love who were a bit older when they got their foot in fame.

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    Watch: Seeing These 10 Actors On 'The X-Files' Before They Were Famous is Gloriously '90s

    Acting on TV is nothing to be ashamed of now, but back in the 90s TV was still known as a secondary art to that of film. But famous actors today shouldn't be ashamed of appearing on "The X-Files," one of the best television shows to ever grace the end of the last millennium.

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    Leslie Mann Becomes a Movie Star: The Supporting Actress is A Leading Lady in Las Madres

    Mann will star in the bounty hunting comedy from Dreamworks. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joins her.

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    Watch: Chadwick Boseman Channels James Brown in 'Get On Up' Trailer

    In the vein of Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman, actor Chadwick Boseman seems to be getting some highly-coveted roles playing renowned African-American icons. One year after his breakthrough performance as Jackie Robinson in "42," Boseman now returns to the screen to play none other than musical...

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    TV: Octavia Spencer, JoAnna Garcia Swisher to Headline New Shows

    Spencer will star in Fox's "Red Band Society" as a tough-loving nurse, while Swisher will lead the cast of ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club" playing a Midwestern media darling.

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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Emma Thompson Calls Out Hollywood Sexism in Ten Different Ways at THR Actress Roundtable

    Emma Thompson is a rare delight. The delightfully outspoken actress, who stars as 'Mary Poppins' author P.L. Travers in Disney's upcoming 'Saving Mr. Banks,' was the highlight of The Hollywood Reporter's annual Actress Roundtable, criticizing sexism in the film industry at all stages of producti...

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    Octavia Spencer to Murder She Wrote Reboot, Melissa McCarthy to Produce Sitcom and Other TV News

    In the most exciting TV news of the week, NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a Murder She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer.

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    Watch The Last 10 Years of Best Supporting Actress Oscar Speeches

    Every few weeks during awards season -- to fill in those long gaps between actual developments -- we figured we'd wet your Oscars-appetite by taking a look back at the acceptance speeches of yore. Or, in this case, the past 10 years (is that yore, yet?).

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