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Clive Owen, the Best James Bond Who Never Was

The Oscar-nominated star, now playing Bill Clinton in ‘Impeachment,’ has spent much of his career being defined by the role he didn’t get. It’s a classic example of how audiences assume they know best what actors should be doing with their talents.

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

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