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Lindsay Lohan's The Canyons Co-Star James Deen: Lindsay Is 'Super Professional'

James Deen, Lindsay Lohan -- Getty ImagesJames Deen, Lindsay Lohan -- Getty Images

Lindsay Lohan has a new fan.

The actress' "The Canyons" co-star, former adult film star James Deen, says he gleaned a lot of knowledge from Lilo during the filming of the Bret Easton Ellis-penned thriller.

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"Working with her was awesome," James told TMZ of Lindsay on Saturday. "She's super professional. Super great. She's a fantastic actress ... I feel like I learned a lot from her."

James, 26 - who entered the adult film industry at the age 18 - said working with the "Liz & Dick" star brought out "the best" in his acting abilities.

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"It was very helpful to me as an amateur," he said.

Last month, Lindsay's rep Steve Honig confirmed the 26-year-old star would join James in "The Canyons."

"A big part of the reason she did this was because of [director] Paul Schrader and the opportunity to work with such an iconic filmmaker," Steve said at the time.

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"The Canyons" - which also stars Gus Van Sant - is slated for theatrical release in 2013.

-- Erin O'Sullivan

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