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Jennifer Lee was named chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios following the departure of John Lasseter from the company. She is also the screenwriter and co-director of Frozen II. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Disney Animation Chief Jennifer Lee Is The Queen Behind Elsa And Anna

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"The way the public feels about Tom Hanks has a similar quality to how we feel about Mister Rogers," says director Marielle Heller. But she found that Hanks and Rogers had a very different energy. At the beginning, she tried to "rein Tom's natural buoyancy back and settle him into a kind of zenlike state." Lacey Terrell/Sony Pictures hide caption

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'Beautiful Day' Director On Mister Rogers' 'Radical Notion': Telling Kids The Truth

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In the late 2000s, Robert Pattinson began playing vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels. "It was so sudden, it didn't feel real to me at all," he says of the fame. Fadel Senna /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Pattinson Does Not Want To Play An English Prince, Thank You Very Much

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Sterling K. Brown plays the patriarch of a family in crisis in Waves. Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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A Florida Family Saga, Told In 'Waves' Of Healing And Heartache

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Elizabeth Banks directs the reboot of Charlie's Angel featuring Ella Balinska (from left), Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott — and a whole bunch of wigs. Merie Weismiller Wallace/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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In The Report, Adam Driver plays staffer following the CIA's paper trail of post-9/11 detention and interrogation tactics. Atsushi Nishijima/Amazon hide caption

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"I will be a storyteller 'till the day I die," Reese Witherspoon says. "It's really what I was born to do." Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner Image hide caption

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'From Book To Script To Screen,' Reese Witherspoon Is Making Roles For Women

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Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in "Last Christmas," directed by Paul Feig. Jonathan Prime/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Filmmaker Judd Apatow describes his mentor, the comedian Garry Shandling (above), as a perfectionist: "He just could not just be chill and make it easy on himself. He wanted everything to be amazing." Bonnie Schiffman/HBO hide caption

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After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

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Rosine Mbakam, left, says she chose to shoot all images and sound herself to maintain an equal relationship with the subjects of her films. Icarus Films hide caption

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Ewan McGregor as Dan Torrance in Stephen King's Doctor Sleep. Jessica Miglio/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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