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Martin Starr would rather avoid the fame game
Martin Starr would rather avoid the fame game

Martin Starr is great at playing the guy nobody wants to be friends with. He's been a bespectacled nerd with a peanut allergy ("Freaks and Geeks"), a stoner who doesn't shave his beard for a year ("Knocked Up") and a permanently grouchy computer programmer ("Silicon Valley"). At 32, the actor is finally getting the chance to move away from his deadpan shtick in this month's "I'll See You in My Dreams." There's no misanthropy here: Starr plays a pool boy who becomes unlikely pals with a septuagenarian (Blythe Danner). He takes her out for a night of karaoke, kills a rat in her house and even writes her a song. This is a...

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