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Dan Stevens gets rowdy in 'The Guest'

Dan Stevens gets rowdy in 'The Guest'

Dan Stevens has not been in many fights in his life. You’d never know it from “The Guest.” In the immensely fun action-thriller, opening Wednesday, the 31-year-old English actor (“Downton Abbey”) transforms into David, a tough, returning American soldier with a Kentucky accent and possibly hidden agenda who immerses himself into the lives of a fallen comrade’s family. For the part, Stevens trained four hours a day, every day, for four months, learning martial arts, familiarizing himself with guns, meeting with special-ops soldiers and eating a high-protein diet he calls exhausting and rewarding. “I’m not your go-to pugilist, really. I think I...

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