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John Jackson has had a hand in casting all of Alexander Payne’s films, from “Citizen Ruth” to the current “Nebraska.” And he’s just fine with that, calling their work together a “crazy, creative orgy of ideas and thoughts.”  When it came to casting “Nebraska,” in which a father and a son (played by Bruce Dern and Will Forte) travel across the country to claim a million-dollar prize, ideas and faces came at Payne and Jackson from all directions.  “He’ll call me up or send me a text and say, ‘Hey, I was having lunch, and there’s this waitress, and you should really meet her!’ ” Jackson says. “Or ‘I was talking to a friend of mine, and he said we should meet this actor who lives in North Carolina. Can you find them?’ And of course I can. That’s what I do.” But first and foremost, »

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