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Crossing The Line

By: Brennan Carley, Taylor Cavallo, and Dan Siering

Actors are a fickle breed. They thrive off their annual awards shows, heaping praise on one another like it’s the last time they’ll ever be in a room together.

If history has taught audiences anything, it’s that actors and actresses love to leave their comfort zones—after all, how else does someone get a critic to describe his or her work as edgy?

For as long as movies have existed, actors who’ve carved themselves a groove—whether it be the funniest woman in the business or the guy who can shed a tear like no other—relish the opportunity to leave that genre. Take Eddie Murphy, for example: after years of gross-out comedies—all the Shrek films included—he delivered a bomb of a heartbreaking performance in Dreamgirls, and oh, how the critics crooned. Morgan Freeman took a journey opposite of Murphy’s, segueing his years of experience in dramas like The Green Mile and Driving Miss Daisy into family-friendly fare like Bruce Almighty and The Bucket List.

When we sat down to pick the five actors we wanted to highlight, it was close to impossible to narrow it down. Inside, we present the five most shining examples of actors who have both soared and failed in leaving their comfort zones.

 

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The Search Continues

By: David Cote, Taylour Kumpf, Lindsay Grossman

More than a week after the disappearance of Franco Garcia, police officers continue to search throughout the Boston College area for any clues about his location. Since his disappearance last Tuesday, the BC community and four separate police departments have searched tirelessly for any sign of the Woods School senior. No evidence relating to his disappearance has been found, police say.

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Eagles Abroad Feel No Effect From Project

By: David Cote

Boston College students studying abroad in Ireland and the United Kingdom were alerted last month by the administration to the subpoenas of the Belfast Project, an oral history project undertaken by the University in the early 2000s that has ignited much discussion both abroad and in the United States.  Students abroad have stated that they have not felt in danger since arriving in Ireland, and many were unaware of the legal case until receiving the letter.

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Student Still Missing Since Last Tuesday

By: David Cote

Franco Garcia, WCAS ’12, has been missing since Tuesday night and was seen last at Mary Ann’s bar in Cleveland Circle. Garcia’s absence was reported to the police Thursday afternoon after he missed work and class on Wednesday, and neither friends nor family have seen or heard from him since late Tuesday night.

Garcia was last seen wearing a white and blue button down shirt, jeans, and glasses. Police reports list his appearance as 5-foot-9, 200 pounds.

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Mali Music Fills The Plex With Gospel Music

By: David Cote

The Plex basketball courts took on a brand new purpose Saturday afternoon, as hundreds of chairs were lined up in anticipation of Boston College’s first large-scale gospel concert, featuring popular gospel music artist Mali Music. Sponsored by the Multicultural Christian Fellowship (MCF), the concert drew a large crowd and was the first of its kind at BC.

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Disney’s Visionaries Talk ‘John Carter’

By: Brennan Carley

Taylor Kitsch 

The Heights:What does it mean to you to portray a character that has existed for a century?

Taylor Kitsch:I don’t think you’re going to put more pressure on it because it’s existed this or that. I think that’s a lot of the outside pressure trying to come in, but no one is going to put more pressure on it than I will. I think the most pressure I truly had was probably playing a guy that’s lived and has passed on, but I’m not going to prep more because it’s Edgar Rice Burroughs’ vision or anything like that— but I mean it’s very flattering to be a part of it, and I think that scope of it all is quite cool to be a part of as well. I think to breathe life into Stanton, who directed it, his childhood dream is an amazing thing to do and be a part of.

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