'The Newsroom's' Jeff Daniels: Before the Emmys, 'Heartburn' and 'Breaking Away'

Remember when Jeff Daniels pined for Meryl Streep? You don't?That happened -- on screen, anyway -- long before the actor earned his 2013 Emmy nomination, the first of his career, as anchorman Will McAvoy on HBO's "The Newsroom." Among his numerous movies was director Mike Nichols' 1986 take on Nora Ephron's autobiographical best seller "Heartburn," casting Daniels as the smitten editor who haplessly watched food writer Streep (as Ephron, basically) fall for a columnist played by Jack Nicholson (more or less representing Carl Bernstein) at a wedding. Take a look: From that point forward, Daniels' roles primarily were starring ones, such projects as "Terms of Endearment" and Woody Allen's "The Purple Rose of Cairo" having boosted him toward that status. But television gave him a couple of his earliest roles, and he was just getting started as an iconic series was ending.PICS: Before they were 2013 Emmy nomineesHis first professional credit was "The Flight of...



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