NATHAN LANE--UNCAGED

HIS BRILLIANT DRAG TURN IN THE BIRDCAGE HAS MADE LANE A TRUE MOVIE STAR. BUT WILL WE EVER LOOK AT BARBARA BUSH THE SAME?

FOR YEARS HE'S BEEN A LOCAL HERO on Broadway, but Nathan Lane is just now learning what it's like to be a real star. Most Hollywood vets know the drill: the rash of press interviews, the upsurge in people stopping you on the street to sing your praises. But Lane, who plays the flamboyantly effeminate half of a gay couple in The Birdcage, has to contend with something other movie stars don't. Stopped in Manhattan traffic in a taxi one day last week, he noticed a rough-looking van driver staring down at him. The fellow turned to his friend, then leaned...

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