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Actor Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a theatrical performer
  • a person who acts and gets things done; "he''s a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he''s a miracle worker"

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  • a theatrical performer ,
  • a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"

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Actor Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An actor is a person who acts, or has a role (a part) in a movie, television show, play, or radio show. Sometimes actors only sing or dance, or sometimes they only work on radio. A woman actor is also an actress, but today most people use the word "actor" for both men and women.

The first time we know an actor worked was in 534 B.C., probably on November 23. The changes in calendar between then and now means that we are not sure it was November 23. This actor was called Thespis and he was Greek. The place where the play happened was called the Theatre Dionysus. He was the first person to speak words as a character. This was a big change in storytelling. Before then, people sang and danced stories, but no one had been a person in the story. Today we call actors "thespians" because of Thespis.



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'Actor' example sentence in quotations


* When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation, ' I say, 'Your salary.' - Alfred Hitchcock

* An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow. - Edwin Booth

* When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it' s always 'a big breakthrough' or a 'radical departure.' Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy Are they presuming comedy is easier - Carol Burnett


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Actor Sample Sentences in News


  • A Minute With: Egyptian actor Amr Waked on making movies at home and abroad
    By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Egyptian actor and film-maker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big abroad. Waked, an established celebrity in Egypt, has also appeared in a string of global hits alongside George Clooney in "Syriana", Kristin Scott Thomas in "Salm Read more on this news related to 'Actor'
  • Actor Caine prefers film to digital
    Sir Michael Caine has confessed he prefers old fashion film technology to digital - because he does not have to work so hard. Read more on this news related to 'Actor'
  • Award-Winning Japanese Actor Seeks Complete Art
    Young award-winning Japanese actor Shota Sometani pursues complete art by sitting still Read more on this news related to 'Actor'

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