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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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Going Under The 'Boardwalk' With Michael Shannon

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Drugs or pills against a background of dollar bills.

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'Deadly Monopolies'? Patenting The Human Body

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