character actor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n character actor an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
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Usage

In literature:

They utterly fail to realise the character and circumstances of the actor.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
There is not in the whole catalogue of acting plays a character more disadvantageous to an actor, than that of Alonzo.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 4, April 1810" by Various
The colour of the mask indicates the character assumed by the actor.
"Through the Malay Archipelago" by Emily Richings
The actors of the future drama acquired their several characters, and formed the tongues whereby their personalities should be expressed.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
One of the funniest things I saw over there were English actors trying to play "Yankee" characters.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
The remains of Blanchard and Egerton, two actors of established character, repose here side by side.
"A Walk from London to Fulham" by Thomas Crofton Croker
He was determined to study, and create a few great characters, and become an actor.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The new actor was Brandeis, a Bavarian captain of artillery, of a romantic and adventurous character.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She and Lecain, the prominent actor of the day, introduced the custom of wearing the proper costume of the characters represented.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Actors, Italian, their character, ii.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
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In news:

Chris Noth is running for office - not the actor himself, but as his "The Good Wife" character, Peter Florrick.
"We have a situation where I took a potion to be able to cleanse my character's soul," said actor Sasha Roiz, who plays Grimm 's Cpt.
When it comes to playing complex characters, there are few actors who have as much swagger as Denzel Washington.
"Simpsons" actor Hank Azaria sues Craig Bierko over character right.
That follows a report that big pay cuts are being sought for the actors who provide voices for Homer, Marge and Bart Simpson and the other characters.
The great Chinese American character actor Keye Luke is Kato, the brains in the operation who has developed the Hornet 's car and his signature gas gun.
The actor tells THR that his character on ABC's political fixer drama makes his drug kingpin character on Showtime's "Weeds" seem like a puppy dog.
French actor and filmmaker Jacques Tati was the inspiration for the character of Tatischeff in "The Illusionist .".
Daniel Day-Lewis' latest performance as the titular character in Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln,' is yet another entry in his resume as one of the best actors in modern cinema.
The veteran character actor can currently be seen in "Caught in the Web," China's official submission to the foreign language Oscar race.
The Oscar-winning actor describes his latest film, The Words, the types of characters he likes to play and his ever-changing music endeavors.
Starting with Sean Connery in "Dr. No" in 1962, six actors have played author Ian Fleming's iconic British super spy character James Bond .
NEW ORLEANS—His character was killed off AMC's "The Walking Dead" TV series last season, but actor Jon Bernthal says he still enjoys settling on the couch on Sundays to watch the latest installment of the zombie series.
Angela Kinsey , who plays Angela on the hit television series "The Office," talks about her character and working with the other actors on the show.
The best character actor in "Dolphin Tale" is the dolphin.
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