The Graduate

Sometimes, Hollywood feels like high school: impenetrable cliques, appearance angst, and of course the sobering sting of rejection. Julia Stiles, who first garnered notice in high school–set flicks, knows this all too well. "There was a chunk of time right before '10 Things I Hate About You' that I got rejected so much," she recalls, wincing a little at the memory. "And I remember just sobbing on the floor. I was devastated. It was like one role after another where I would get really close and it'd be down to me and somebody else and I wouldn't get the part."Of course, she finally got the part—the one she was supposed to get all along. As whip-smart teen Kat Stratford in the 1990s classic "10 Things I Hate About You," Stiles emerged as a force to be reckoned with, an actor who could zing us with tart-tongued bons mots
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Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel is the daughter of an Academy Award winning cinematographer. She rose to fame in the Cameron Crowe movie Almost Famous, and in 2008 starred opposite Jim Carrey in Yes Man.

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Actress Stiles inks with ICM

Julia Stiles has signed with ICM. Stiles next appears in the summer's The Bourne Ultimatum, the third installment of the Bourne franchise. Her upcoming projects include Gospel Hill, a drama co-starring Danny Glover, and she's also set to star in and co-produce The Bell Jar, an adaptation of the semi-autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath.

Stiles also wrote, directed and starred in the short film Raving, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her acting credits include The Omen, Save the Last Dance, The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. Stiles also is repped by manager Raelle Koota of Anonymous Content and attorney David Weber.

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