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Harvey Pekar, pictured here in a self-portrait, told Terry Gross in 2005: "I just tried to live on two different levels. I knew I couldn't make money at the stuff I liked doing so I took a job that was not challenging. When it was slow at work, I used to sneak off in the corner and read." Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel 2005. Art by Dean Haspiel hide caption

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While You Were Sleeping: Leonardo DiCaprio plunges into people's minds while they sleep in order to extract corporate secrets in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi flick Inception. Warner Bros hide caption

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Futurama's clueless starship commander Zapp Brannigan is just one of the many cartoon characters voiced by Billy West over the years. Matt Groening/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Kitty, a pet lion in Floyd County, Ky., was purchased at a flea market when he was a 5-pound cub. When he was photographed in 2006, above, Kitty weighed more than 400 pounds. Zachary Cantrell/AP hide caption

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The website Wikileaks contains a vast collection of secret documents culled from governments and organizations worldwide. The site has no official headquarters. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Taking Care of Business spans most of Freddie King's career. Bear Family Records hide caption

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The funk and soul band led by Robert Randolph (center) also includes bassist Danyel Morgan (left) and drummer Marcus Randolph. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A self-portrait by Rembrandt, valued at $36 million, was taken from the Swedish National Museum in 2000. Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, went undercover — as an authenticator for an Eastern European mob group — to recover it. Swedish National Museum hide caption

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Miller played Sally, a waitress who became a Broadway sensation, in the 1929 film Sally. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Annette Bening (left) and Julianne Moore star as a couple dealing with their two teenagers -- as well as their anonymous sperm donor, played by Mark Ruffalo. Suzanne Tenner/Focus Features hide caption

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Julianne Moore (left) and Annette Bening play a couple struggling with their teenagers in The Kids Are All Right. Suzanne Tannen/Focus Features hide caption

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Born Louis Szekely, the comedian adopted the moniker "C.K" in grade school in an effort to help people pronounce his name correctly. FX hide caption

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Two of the three members of Carolina Chocolate Drops are classically trained: Rhiannon Giddens (left) studied opera at the Oberlin Conservatory and Justin Robinson (center) studied classical violin. Dom Flemons (right) studied guitar and slam poetry. Julie Roberts hide caption

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