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Nicole Kidman says being an indoor kid and a bookworm led her to acting

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Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman in Mike Mills' film C'mon C'mon. A24 hide caption

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Kal Penn speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Sept. 28, 2019. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Actor Kal Penn isn't afraid to take chances, on screen or in life

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Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo Niko Tavernise/© 2021 20th Century Studios. hide caption

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How choreographer Justin Peck helped reimagine 'West Side Story' for the 21st century

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Sidney Poitier won his first Oscar in 1964 for his role as Homer, the reluctant handyman in Lilies of the Field. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Sir, we loved you: Sidney Poitier dies at 94

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Nine Days, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, is writer-director Edson Oda's debut feature film. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Olivia Coleman in a scene from The Lost Daughter. Netflix hide caption

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In 1973's Soylent Green, New York City is in the grips of widespread pollution and overcrowding. It takes place in 2022. Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Decades ago, movies imagined a futuristic 2022

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Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth and Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga in director Robert Eggers' Viking epic The Northman. Aidan Monaghan/© 2021 Focus Features, LLC hide caption

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