Keira's Quest

She's on the road to being a star. But the comely Ms. Knightley just wants to be a good actress

A good line of dialogue can make a career. At just 19, Keira Knightley owns one widely quoted multiplex moment. In last summer's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Knightley dismissed a black-toothed marauder with a metal pole and the trailer-ready line, "You like pain? Try wearing a corset." Now, if all goes according to plan, she will add a second epigram to her name. In King Arthur, which hits theaters nationwide on July 7, she plays Guinevere as a heavily muscled, lethal woman warrior. (Arthur, like Pirates, is a Jerry Bruckheimer production.) When one of the...

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