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Inside ‘Mad Men’

On Set and Behind the Scenes of the Emmy- Winning Show

Inside 'Mad Men': On Set and Behind the Scenes of the Emmy- Winning Show

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"If Rob Lowe had been cast in the part, it would have been different," says Jon Hamm, on the set in L.A. "There was no backstory with me."

Senior Partner

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Senior Partner

Robert Morse gets his character Bert Cooper's signature goatee applied on set in Los Angeles.

Man in the Mirror

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Man in the Mirror

"I don't really have that much in comparison to the way Don holds himself. I'm not that guy. I don't really look like that," says Hamm.

A Serious Man

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A Serious Man

Weiner starts each season by having lunch with Hamm: "It's a rare partnership. I always scribble something down that ends up in Episode 13."

Flying Low

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Flying Low

"I fly very low on the radar," says Hamm. "Mark Twain said it: 'I'd rather say nothing and be thought an idiot than open my mouth and remove all doubt.' Another Missouri boy, Mark Twain. The petulant, shitty movie-star mentality – that burns out pretty quick."

Mommy Dearest

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Mommy Dearest

"I don't need to relate to her," Jones says of Betty Draper, the show's most unsympathetic character. "The biggest obstacle for me is not to judge her."

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