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For these actors, it's about finding that rhythm
For these actors, it's about finding that rhythm

It can be a fine line, and a point of much awards-season engineering, to draw the distinction between a supporting performance and a lead. For a role to be placed in the supporting category by no means diminishes its importance to a story or the challenge for the performer in the part. The actors who make up this year’s Envelope Supporting Actor Roundtable — Josh Brolin for “Inherent Vice” (opening Dec. 12), based on the Thomas Pynchon novel; Edward Norton for “Birdman” (Oct. 17), a surrealist take on fame; Mark Ruffalo for “Foxcatcher” (Nov. 14), the biopic of an Olympic wrestler and his relationship to millionaire John du Pont; J.K. Simmons...

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