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July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmI haven't given much
thought to American movie stars in some years, by
which I mean I've stopped thinking of actors as
exemplars of national character, representatives of
"us." My celluloid heroes defy national borders --
they include Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Denzel