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Melissa Leo finds her footing amid good and evil
Melissa Leo finds her footing amid good and evil

With her elaborate makeup and creepy mien, Melissa Leo plays one of several memorable characters in "Prisoners," Denis Villeneuve's child-snatching thriller that became a hit when it was released in September. But Leo wasn't so sure we should see her in the movie — the actress turned down the role when it was offered to her by a previous director. "There was a large part of me that wondered whether a movie about abducting children should be made for the purposes of entertainment," says Leo, who has a son in his 20s. "It just seemed dangerous." INTERACTIVE: Best and worst Oscar moments since 2008 The actress eventually agreed after...

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