• From Swinton to Stoltz: The Least Recognizable Actors in Movie Roles
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    Kevin Polowy

    From Swinton to Stoltz: The Least Recognizable Actors in Movie Roles

    As makeup techniques get more advanced — and actors seem more willing to fuss with their physique to get a role — performers hiding in plain sight under the skin of their characters is becoming more common. Here are 20 of the most impressive we've seen, done practically only (no computer-generated looks here)

  • The Token Heroine May Endure in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
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    Meriah Doty

    The Token Heroine May Endure in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    There’s a tired formula to ensemble action-fantasy films that hasn’t really changed since the first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 when a gun-wielding Princess Leia, along with her intergalactic comrades, took cineplexes by storm. With the lead cast announced for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it’s becoming clear we have another token inner-circle heroine to look forward to in newcomer British actress Daisy Ridley (and maybe one more leading lady, according to The Hollywood Reporter ). Unless Carrie Fisher winds up getting loads of screen time and starts wielding a lightsaber, it looks like Ridley may be our “Star Wars” ‘it’ girl in more ways than one. [Related: Who’s Who and What’s What in the ‘Star Wars’ Casting Pic ] It’s nothing new to see the one girl among a male-heavy hero-clique.

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