Carrie Fisher appears as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars film. "I like Princess Leia," Fisher tells Fresh Air. "I like how she handles things; I like how she treats people."
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In Manchester by the Sea, Casey Affleck plays Lee Chandler, a man who assumes sole guardianship of his teenage nephew after the death of his brother.
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Amy Adams stars as linguistics professor Louise Banks in the new movie Arrival, adapted from a Ted Chiang short story. The science fiction author spent five years studying linguistics before writing "Story of Your Life."
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