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Emilio Estevez and the Scourge of the ‘Brat Pack’ Straitjacket

With ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ waiting in the wings, Martin Sheen’s son has struggled to escape a belittling Gen X label he never asked for

John Cusack Was Once King of the Romantic Comedy Because He Was All Wrong for the Role

The star of ‘Say Anything’ and ‘High Fidelity’ epitomized Generation X’s disdain for mainstream acceptance. But his subsequent career has illustrated the challenges of sustaining a no-sellout ethos.

Wherever You Find Him, You’ve Got a Friend in Jason Segel

Forever unthreatening on screen, the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star projects the jovial air of a reliable sidekick, whether he’s playing David Foster Wallace or palling around with Muppets

Ted Danson Was Never Sam Malone. That’s Why He Was Such a Great Sam Malone.

Although ‘Cheers’ made the actor a star, he always swore he had a tough time getting comfortable playing the womanizing character. But the humanity he brought to Sam has informed his career and his life ever since.