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Cinematical Seven: 'Dawson's Creek' Alumni on the Big Screen

Cinematical Seven: 'Dawson's Creek' Alumni on the Big Screen

Watching the dramatic exploits of Dawson Leery and his pals back in the day, it seemed a no-brainer that Dawson himself - or, as he's known in the real world, James Van Der Beek - was destined to rise the highest in Hollywood. After all, he was the star of the show! It was named after him! (That said, I was always on Team Pacey.) But sometime during his post-"Dawson's Creek" career, after he snagged his first big role in the 1999 football flick Varsity Blues, Van Der Beek's career drifted off, little by little, into indie movie oblivion. Yes, he scored a prime role in the epic-on-paper Texas Rangers, but that became one of the biggest bombs of 2001. And then he played the lead in Roger Avary's racy Bret Easton Ellis adaptation The Rules of Attraction, a divisive film that earned its own solid cult following. But where,

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