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Actor George Takei is best known for his role as Enterprise helmsmen Hikaru Sulu on "Star Trek." He has a new documentary "To Be Takei," about his life and career. When he was five years old, he and his family were sent to a Japanese-American internment camp in Arkansas where they were for about four years. After keeping his identity as a gay person a secret for most of his life, he came out when he was 68, and has been an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights.
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George Takei is famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek. Now a new documentary, To Be Takei, delves into his personal story — including growing up in Japanese internment camps, and coming out.
Jenny Lewis achieved musical fame as part of the indie band Rilo Kiley, which broke up in 2011. Her third solo album announces a new chapter in her career — and perhaps her life.
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The late actor hit his peak in the adaptation of John le Carre's 2008 novel. The movie isn't a clean piece of storytelling, but Hoffman connects with viewers on a level most actors never approach.
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