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James Spader, the odd man in, adds 'The Blacklist' to his roles
James Spader, the odd man in, adds 'The Blacklist' to his roles

James Spader pauses when asked the question anyone who's followed his long career has contemplated: Why does he so often play‎ inscrutable oddballs? "Maybe it's that I like reading something on the page that allows you to fill in the blanks as an actor," he said, as he thought it out. "Or maybe it's something I have an understanding for," he added, half joking and half, well, inscrutable. Spader goes deep into enigmatic territory for his role as Raymond "Red" Reddington‎, the criminal mastermind turned sometime government informant on "The Blacklist," NBC's freshman hit about criminal conspiracies and the FBI‎. It is...

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