Sundance Portraits

Tygh Runyan, Marshall Allman, Matt Smith, Tania Raymonde, Cast of Little Dizzle, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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Sundance Portraits

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Elisabeth Reaser, Justin Kirk and Michelle Trachtenberg

Elisabeth Reaser, Justin Kirk and Michelle Trachtenberg, Against the Current, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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What was the first sign that the cast of Against the Current was on the set of an independent movie? "We had to pee in the bushes," said Elizabeth Reaser.

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Chris Rock and Nia Long

Chris Rock and Nia Long, Good Hair, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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How would Nia Long sum up Chris Rock's movie, Good Hair in one word? "Funny," said the actress of the documentary, in which the comedian explores the way hairstyles impact the relationships, finances and self-esteem of African Americans.

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Emmy Rossum and Zach Gilford

Emmy Rossum and Zach Gilford, Dare, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"I've been here before, but it was 8 years ago and it was a lot different," said Emmy Rossum, who made her return to Sundance with Dare co-star Zach Gilford.

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Danny Masterson

Danny Masterson, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"I opened up a lounge here this summer called Downstairs on Main," said part-time Park City resident Danny Masterson. "A lot of the indie films showing here don't have much money so we're letting them through after-parties for free."

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Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 500 Days of Summer, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"It's exciting to be so well-received at Sundance," said 500 Days of Summer's Zooey Deschanel, getting into the spirit of the winter-themed photo backdrop when she posed with co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt-who is documenting the Sundance experience with his video camera.

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Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni, Brief Interviews Hideous Men, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"Being more of a well-known name now, there's more of a welcome for me here," said Christoper Meloni, who will make his directorial debut at Slamdance after hitting the Sundance premiere of Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. "This year feels a little more low-key, which is how I remember the festival used to be."

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Rose Byrne and Hugh Dancy

Rose Byrne and Hugh Dancy, Adam, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"I saw a bunch of short films last night," said Rose Byrne, describing how she's spent her free time at the festival. Before heading off to their own premiere, Byrne and Adam co-star Hugh Dancy, got cozy for the camera.

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Paula Patton

Paula Patton, Push, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"It is a movie that breeds compassion," said Paula Patton of the family drama Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, which also stars Mariah Carey. "I hope it makes people less judgmental."

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Brittany Snow

Brittany Snow, Vicious Kind, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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Vicious Kind

star Brittany Snow arrived at the festival in style, flying in from Los Angeles on a private plane with fellow passengers Demi Moore and Paris Hilton.

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The Cast of Spring Breakdown

Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch, Missy Pyle and Jane Lynch, Cast of Spring Breakdown, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"If my character from the movie were here at Sundance, she'd probably be taking a nap and missing all the action," said Amy Poehler, who reunited with co-stars Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch, Missy Pyle and Jane Lynch for the Sundance premiere of Spring Breakdown.

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The Cast of Lymelife

Jill Hennessey, Rory Culkin, Emma Roberts, Lymelife, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"If my character from the film was at Sundance, she'd be hoarding all the swag for her sons," said Jill Hennessy, who posed with Lymelife co-stars Rory Culkin and Emma Roberts.

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Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon, The Killing Room, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"My role was originally written as a skinny, white Goth kid," said Nick Cannon, who turned it out for his portrait session in a corduroy suit by Tom Ford. How does The Killing Room star-who also moonlighted as a DJ during the festival-feel about coming back to Park City for the third year in a row? "I'm the Sundance kid!" the actor declared.

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Rodrigo Santoro

Rodrigo Santoro, I Love You Phillip Morris, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"The movie is a dark comedy, but I play the dramatic character," said Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, who was excited to get a first look at his film, I Love You Phillip Morris.

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Mo'Nique

Mo'Nique
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How does Mo'Nique feel about hearing that her role in Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire is Oscar-worthy? "The night that we wrapped the movie, amp#91;the directoramp#93; Mr. Daniels said 'You gave it to me,'"the actress said. "That said it all."

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Miles Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Johnny Simmons

Miles Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Johnny Simmons, The Greatest, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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Susan Sarandon brought along real-life son Miles for a photo session with her on-screen son in The Greatest, Johnny Simmons. After a quick trip to the Fred Segal Fun lounge, the trio headed off to a dinner celebrating the film's premiere.

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Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan, I Sell The Dead, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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Dominic Monaghan hit Park City to get the word about about I Sell The Dead, which premiered at Slamdance, the edgy mini-fest that coincides with Sundance. "If my character was at the festival, he'd be snaking around picking pockets," said the actor, who plays a grave-robber in the dark comedy.

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The Cast of Mystery Team

Dominic Dierkes, Dan Eckman, D.C. Pierson, Donald Glover, Meggie McFadden, Mystery Team, Cast of Mystery Team, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"If I had to describe the movie in one word, I would have to say mystery-ous," said Dominic Dierkes, who joined Mystery Team director/writer Dan Eckman and co-stars D.C. Pierson, Donald Glover and Meggie McFadden in a faux-family pose. The buzzed-about comedy, which tells the story of a group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child detectives, is billed as a cross between Nancy Drew and Napoleon Dynamite.

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The Cast of Paper Heart

Micheal Cera, Charlyne Yi, The Cast of Paper Heart, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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Paper Heart

cast members Jake Johnson, Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi got hands-on with director Nicholas Jasenovec during their group photo shoot.

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Jordan Ladd

Jordan Ladd, Grace, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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Scream queen Jordan Ladd was a little unprepared for the chilly Park City weather. "I had to find winter clothes when I got here!" said the actress, who bundled up to head out for the premiere of her psychological horror movie, Grace.

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Kyle MachLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan, Manure, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"The highlight of my festival was meeting John Cleese," said Manure star Kyle MacLachlan. "My life is complete."

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Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan, The Greatest, An Education, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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"This has never happened to me before, it's so weird," said Carey Mulligan, star of The Greatest and An Education and this year's festival It girl. "It's such an honor that these films found their way to Sundance.

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The Cast of Little Dizzle

Tygh Runyan, Marshall Allman, Matt Smith, Tania Raymonde, Cast of Little Dizzle, Sundance Portraits, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
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How to describe the movie The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle in three words? "Men, give, birth," summed up Matt Smith, who posed with co-stars Tygh Runyan, Marshall Allman and Tania Raymonde.

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