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"Young people often have this desire to try to make their life interesting," says actor, author and director Ethan Hawke. "Life is so interesting all by itself. You do not have to try to goose life." He's pictured above in Paris on Nov. 25, 2019. Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Actor And Author Ethan Hawke: Writing 'Forces You To Think Through Things'

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Justin Timberlake (left) and Ryder Allen star as Eddie and Sam in the new movie Palmer on Apple TV+. Apple TV+ hide caption

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Justin Timberlake Hopes 'Palmer' Will 'Open Eyes, And Open Ears, And Open Hearts'

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Star-Studded Cast Brings John Lee Hancock's Serial Killer Film To Life

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Documentary Follows Attorneys Who Represent People Accused Of Terrorism In U.S.

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Denzel Washington and Rami Malek are an unlikely pair on the hunt for a serial killer in The Little Things. HBO Max hide caption

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'The Little Things' Is A Star-Studded, Old-School Serial Killer Thriller

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Cicely Tyson attends the TIME 100 Gala in 2012. The famed actress died at the age of 96. Tyson inspired generations of African American actors who grew up watching her perform on stage and on screen. Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME hide caption

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Cicely Tyson, Who Brought Grace And Gravitas To The Screen, Has Died At 96

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2021 Sundance Film Festival: Questlove, Rita Moreno, Pandemic Films

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Cloris Leachman, pictured in 1974, seemed game for anything, from playing a creepy housekeeper in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein to competing on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. George Brich/AP hide caption

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Actress Cloris Leachman, Who Played Both Silly And Serious, Dies At 94

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New Documentary Offers An Inside Look At '90s Middle East Peace Negotiations

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Cicely Tyson says her mother did not want her to be an actress. "But in my gut, I knew there was something there that I was put here to do," Tyson says. Cooper Neill/Getty Images for MegaFest 2017 hide caption

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'Just As I Am': Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career

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Naomi Watts Talks Her Unlikely Bond With A Bird In 'Penguin Bloom'

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Director Fernando Frías arrives for the screening of the HBO series Los Espookys on June 2019 in New York City. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico's Oscar-Winning Directors Embrace Rise Of Fernando Frías De La Parra

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