Veteran director Arthur Penn (pictured at the Berlin Film Festival in 2007) died Sept. 28. He was the guiding hand on classic movies including The Miracle Worker and Bonnie and Clyde. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Buscemi plays politician-gangster Nucky Thompson in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Abbot Genser/HBO hide caption

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Sheldon Cooper — a character played by Jim Parsons in CBS's The Big Bang Theory has an IQ of 187 and several advanced degrees but often has trouble with social interactions with other people. CBS hide caption

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Lady in blue: Gloria Stuart arrives at the 70th Annual Academy Awards wearing one of the world's biggest blue diamonds -- a tribute, courtesy of jeweler Harry Winston, to the signature gem her character tossed into the sea in Titanic. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Thomas Was Happy. 'Come Along. Come Along,' He Puffed: It's been 65 years since Thomas the Tank Engine first chugged into the hearts of young readers in 1945. From picture books, to a stop-animation TV series, to CGI-animated DVDs and an iPhone app -- the adventures of the plucky blue steam locomotive have entertained generations of young train enthusiasts. Reginald Payne hide caption

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