People, Nov. 27, 1995

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Playing the more outrageous half of a duo opposite ROBIN WILLIAMS is a task that would make many actors throw in their cold cream. Not NATHAN LANE, however. Lane plays Williams' longtime lover in The Birdcage, the Mike Nichols-directed remake of La Cage aux Folles. "I know there were times when Robin probably wanted to be outrageous," says Lane, no stranger to flamboyance. "But there was instant chemistry. I think he felt like I was a kindred spirit." Lane's reaction to being offered the career-making role was aptly Williamsian. When Nichols told him he wanted to talk...

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