Café subscribers might be interested in the following comment by Hugh Jackman in an interview about his role in _The Prestige_:
"I did a lot of work with [technical consultants and magicians] Ricky Jay and Michael Weber on the style of performance, and I really modeled my character, in terms of style, on a guy called Channing Pollock, who was a magician of the '50s and actually became a movie star in France later. He was American, I think."
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----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez