movie actor


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n movie actor an actor who plays a role in a film
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  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker
    “I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.”
  • Charlie Chaplin
    “Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.”


In literature:

Everyone, except movie actors and newly-appointed policemen, knows that a man on foot cannot shoot straight, unless he is standing stock still.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
The most popular actors have been drawn from the speaking stage into the "movies," and many new actors have been developed.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
At this moment a deep, resonant sound came from the tree where the movie actor sat.
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Nothing was more natural than that the movies should seek such an actor, and they set the trap with attractive bait.
"Laugh and Live" by Douglas Fairbanks
The stage-production depends most largely upon the power of the actors, the movie show upon the genius of the producer.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
And a lot of the best actors and actresses in this and other countries aren't ashamed to be seen in the movies.
"The Moving Picture Girls" by Laura Lee Hope
It's a wonder how them movie actors can make up to look like most anybody.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Mr. George is a famous movie actor, and his time is valuable.
"The Hunters" by William Morrison
Maybe you wouldn't care to be a movie actor, hey?
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
She'd seen those movie actors dart gaily about and had thought it would be lovely to learn to dart.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various

In news:

Police say video surveillance captures a suspect taking two prop guns, one used by the iconic actor in a movie, from a film memorabilia store in Portland, Ore.
Actor Kal Penn – stoner Kumar in the 'Harold & Kumar' movies – will host the livestreaming of Obama's speech on Thursday night.
Actor Kal Penn (pictured with "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" co-star Jenna Von Oy) returns to his White House post after taking the summer off to film the third "Harold and Kumar" movie.
Actors attend a screening at the Silent Movie Theater on Aug 28, 2011 in Los Angeles.
The $25 million movie will star Kiwi actor Karl Urban.
A publicity photo shows actors Johnny Depp, left, as Tonto, and Armie Hammer, as John Reid, a lawman who has become a masked avenger in the new " Lone Ranger" movie.
Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese turns 70 on Nov 17, 2012, a milestone honored with this retrospective of his movies and the actors who've appeared in them.
An Oregon screenwriter is collaborating with an award-winning Hollywood producer, to make a holiday movie and looking for Rogue Valley actors to bring it to life.
Barry Levinson doesn't think it's real hard to explain why an A-list of actors and directors has been migrating from the movies to television.
Movie Magic Although most may not think of Jackson's career as an actor, but his.
Bryniarski is an actor whose movies included one of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" films.
From Shakespeare to Captain Kirk to Priceline, Emmy-winning actor William Shatner sat down with Playbill to look back at his life on the stage, on TV and in movies.
Arturo Rodriguez / AP Photo Actor Mel Gibson, right, and his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, left, pose during a photocall to promote the new movie 'Edge of Darkness' in Madrid, Monday, Feb 1, 2010.
Best Actress, Helen Mirren Possible: Best Actor, Anthony Hopkins Ideal Award: James D'Arcy (who plays Anthony Perkins), Award For Actor Who Should Play The Same Role If There's Ever A Movie About That Person.
Film District has just released a movie still of the buff actor, 43, wearing nothing but a wet towel.

In science:

A classical example of an affiliation network is the actor-mo vie collaboration graph (also known as the ‘Hollywood graph’ ), where actor and movie are the primary and secondary modes, respectively.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
IMDB NETWORK is composed of actors and movies. A link connects an actor or actress to a movie he or she has once starred.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
For example, the well-known collaboration graphs of scientists (or of movie actors) is derived from the bipartite graph of scientists and papers (respectively, actors and movies) [24, 18]. A simple natural model for such networks is the random intersection graph.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random intersection graphs
Other common functional forms for the degree distribution are exponentials, such as those seen in the power grid and railway networks [366], and power laws with exponential cutoffs, such as those seen in the network of movie actors and some collaboration networks [313].
The structure and function of complex networks
Suppose there is a large corpus of XML documents, each of which describes a movie released in the last 30 years (for example, extracted from IMDB). A movie enthusiast wants to make a list of interesting movies based on various criteria, such as, the genre, lead actors, directors, etc.
Generating Concise and Readable Summaries of XML Documents