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Jessica Lange survives one new film, scores in the other

Talk about having it all. Jessica Lange is juggling three golden balls: a life with playwright-actor Sam Shepard, status as a celebrity supermom (two children by Shepard, one by Mikhail Baryshnikov) and, when she can make time, movie stardom. Is Lange's part-time job as exemplary actress a hobby, as football is for Bo Jackson? If so, it can be no less punishing or rewarding, because Lange -- any actress, really, in today's Streepstakes -- must find the core of feminism, of flinty self-fulfillment, in a modern movie role. No wimpering-wife parts, thank you. Just Joan of Arc in Levi's, with Silkwood...

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