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In this world of abundant entertainment, genre-tailored and delivered across fractured lines, Chris Messina's is the face you have undoubtedly seen in the past 12 months, 2012's version of "that guy." Like the studio Oscar contenders? He was a co-star in Ben Affleck's Argo. Watch any indie romance films? Try Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg's Celeste and Jesse Forever, Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan's Ruby Sparks or Jenna Fischer's Giant Mechanical Man. He has a star role in a network comedy; he's Mindy Kaling's cocky, divorcee co-doctor on The Mindy Project. Messina is on cable, too;

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