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Serious impact: Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, with Jeremy Renner, was one of three 2009 films in which moviemakers finally came convincingly to grips with the Iraq War. Jonathan Olley/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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'Texas Sheik' Mixes Old Sounds With New Style

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Collective Action: When mysterious violence plagues their town, village elders (including the local baroness, played by Ursina Lardi) set out to pinpoint a cause. The trouble, suggests director Michael Haneke, is that causes are everywhere. Films du Losange/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Glee' Star Jane Lynch's Long Road To Fame

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Unpredictable, Unforgettable Russell Brand

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In 1951, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Jake LaMotta in their sixth and final bout in 13 grueling rounds. Click here for a gallery of more photos of Robinson in action. AP hide caption

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Sugar Ray Robinson: Fighting Toward Transcendence

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Thelonious Monk relaxes with his wife, Nellie, before performing at the Royal Festival Hall in London on April 29, 1961. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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