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'Good Lie' actors' past guides their performances

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Emmanuel Jal couldn't cry on command.

Despite behind-the-scenes assistance from some tear-inducing eye drops, the stoic hip-hop artist, activist and sometimes actor struggled to turn on the waterworks while filming his most emotional scene in "The Good ......

In this Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 photo, Ger Duany, Arnold Oceng, and Emmanuel Jal pose for a portrait during press day for Show/Hide caption

In this Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 photo, Ger Duany, Arnold Oceng, and Emmanuel Jal pose for a portrait during press day for "The Good Lie" at Le Montrose Hotel in Los Angeles. In the film, Jal portrays Paul, the quick-learning adult member of a surviving trio of adopted brothers who are relocated to Kansas City, separated from their sister who was dispatched to Boston. He's joined on screen by fellow former Sudanese refuge Duany and British actor Oceng, who plays the group's de-facto chief tasked with reuniting the family in America. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

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