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She broke into "the business" before she was 10, grew up too quickly on-screen and off, and had many lovers and a shameless stage mom. Myriad health issues -­- some self-inflicted, some not. And a loyal inner circle that swears to her heart of gold. So is she Elizabeth Taylor? Or Lindsay Lohan, the talented but troubled starlet who plays the violet-eyed movie star in "Liz & Dick," Lifetime's much-discussed biopic produced by telefilm whiz Larry A. Thompson?

Tthe answer is both. And that, says Thompson, is why he believed Lohan would lend "magic" to his opulent production, premiering Sunday, Nov. 25, on the cable channel, that chronicles Taylor's illicit international love affair with Richard Burton (Grant Bowler) and the rabid media coverage that led famed director Federico Fellini to first use the term "paparazzi" to describe it.

"Listen, I knew it was a risk," the affable Thompson, who has managed hundreds »

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