character actor

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character actor

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1. (Theatre) an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters
2. (Film) an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters
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Noun1.character actor - an actor who specializes in playing supporting rolescharacter actor - an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
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Despite his Broadway acclaim and gift for character acting, he is remembered mainly for his comedies and tumultuous personal life.
If you aren't beautiful or handsome enough to excite and delight viewers, don't force the issue-and more realistically think about developing your performing skills in the alternative areas of singing, dancing, comedy and character acting.
With almost every character acting suspiciously in some way, we predict guessing who's guilty will become a national topic of debate.
With almost every character acting suspicious in someway, we predict guessing who's guilty will become a national topic of debate.
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This original and entertaining film welcomes back Tom Cruise to the good old days, when character acting and decent plots took priority over money churning regurgitated blockbusters.
But there was always time - so much time - for not-at-all subtle moments when we were no doubt supposed to ask: "Why is this character acting so shiftily?
Jack Klugman was an unlikely star, playing an everyman as well as anyone and picking up character acting pieces with regularity throughout his long Hollywood career.
MICHAEL SHEEN is renowned for his character acting but the Welsh star has opened up on some of the more outlandish looks he's had to adopt for movie roles.
People magazine named him one of the "100 Most Beautiful People" in 2007, and critics have similarly swooned over his career--choices nuanced character acting instead of staid hero leads.