Gary Oldman has played characters from Beethoven to Pontius Pilate to Tom Stoppard's take on Hamlet's schoolmate, Rosencrantz, in the 1990 film Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.
Shalom Auslander is also the author of the short story collection Beware of God and a memoir, Foreskin's Lament. He is a frequent contributor to This American Life.
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The Obamas wave to a crowd on a campaign stop in 2008. Reporter Jodi Kantor details how they figured out how to maintain their friendships and family life after moving into the White House.
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By the 1950s, Rin Tin Tin was played by three dogs, who often traveled around the country making public appearances. In this undated photo, one Rin Tin Tin enjoys a luxury dinner in his Chicago hotel suite.
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