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There was also Gary Cole as the calm-and-collected forensics expert involved in a cat-and-mouse courtship with partner Diane Lockhart (Baranski); Martha Plimpton as a conniving opposing counsel who uses her infant as a courtroom prop; and Nathan Lane as a tough-love accountant given the thankless job of bringing order to the firm's balance sheet.
COLOURFUL PERFORMANCE - Michelle Pfeiffer plays conniving witch Lamia
Flanked by co-workers as flamboyant, frosty, ill-tempered, conniving, or vapid as any reality show cast, Tucker is sucked in with them on increasingly surreal adventures, from being stranded on a deserted island to a murder plot, all of which cast eerie echoes on the fantasy lives he's try to put on television.
THE seventh in Scarrow's series of novels about the legions sees our centurion heroes Macro and Cato sent to the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire on a secret mission to discover if the governor there is conniving with local troublemakers to fuel a rebellion against Rome.
Wayne sarcastically told Feldman to send the script to any of his other clients, provided they were looking for a movie that ``smears all relationships,'' that is ``populated by drunken mothers, conniving fathers, double-crossing sweethearts, bad, bad rich people and bad, bad poor people if they want to get ahead.
Or so he thinks--they keep showing up, and his conniving brother ends up crashing in Vince's dorm room.
Mind you, there are plenty of feisty, conniving gays on reality TV, epitomized by Survivor's Richard Hatch.
In the story, the wealthy, conniving Marquis de Tremicour makes a wager with the bookish Melite that she will succumb to him after seeing his petite maison, an architectural form that everyone else in Paris, save Melite, knows is actually a large, opulent house "contrived for love"--more precisely, clandestine sexual encounters.
Carroll) and family soon discover that while Joseph, Albert, and Julius (Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov) are a little rough around the edges, they make much nicer houseguests than evil uncle Andre (Basil Rathbone) and conniving cousin Paul John Baer).
Wheeler's conniving is rewarded when he becomes president.
Exactly how Swanilda deceives the old man in the next act was an expert mixture of comic timing, hyper-curiosity, and conniving wit.
Tandy, worldly, self centered, conniving, finds herself in desperate financial straits after her husband dies.