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The seminal teen flick would be Brittany Murphy’s breakout film, and gave the actress (pictured, left, with Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash) what’s likely her most fondly remembered role. She played new-kid-at-school Tai with equal parts compassion and awkwardness — and misfits everywhere had a new role model.
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December 23 2009 — 12:00 AM EST