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Romance proves ageless in 'Elsa & Fred'

Romance proves ageless in 'Elsa & Fred'

Sometimes the freshest face on the big screen is 80 and counting. Certainly that's true of "Elsa & Fred's" brightest star, Shirley MacLaine.

One of the grande dames of cinema, she's been seen more around the edges than center stage in recent years. Not so with director Michael Radford, 68, running the show.

As a flirty octogenarian and the better half of "Elsa & Fred," the Oscar-winning actress (in 1984, for "Terms of Endearment") is very much in the spotlight. And as she has in the past — whether infusing her lady of the night with sensuality in "Irma la Douce" or her nun with true grit in "Two Mules for Sister Sara" —...

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