Kermit the Frog does the backstage-chat thing with Amy Adams and Jason Segel in The Muppets. Scott Garfield/Disney hide caption

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Kirsten Dunst plays Justine, whose well-planned wedding takes place as a planet called Melancholia heads directly towards Earth. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Michael Shannon plays federal agent Nelson Van Alden on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. "I think inside of Van Alden is a child — that arrested child — that never really got to develop its own identity," he says.

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Laura Dern and series creator Mike White, shown together on the set of Enlightened, first worked together on White's 2007 film Year of the Dog.

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Clockwise from top: Margo Martindale in Justified; Will Arnett in Up All Night. Prashant Gupta/FX; Trae Patton/NBC hide caption

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Clockwise from left to right: Alice Waters; the cover of John Doe's album Keeper; historical image of an A&P store in Somerset, Ohio. Platton/courtesy of the author; courtesy of the artist; Library of Congress hide caption

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Clockwise from left to right: cover art for The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta, Battles, cover art for To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild. St. Martin's Press, courtesy of the artist, Houghton Mifflin hide caption

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Clockwise from left to right: Brad Ausmus, Sly Stone, shining flower beetles. David Zalubowski/AP Photo, Ace Records, Alex Wild Photography hide caption

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Clockwise from left to right: Hugh Herr, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis, an illustration of Columbus' voyage. Len Rubenstein/Crown Business, Dale Robinette/Dreamworks Pictures, iStockphoto.com hide caption

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