Crossword clues for actor
- Gielgud or Olivier
- Man in a cast
- Sir Henry Irving, e.g.
- Part of a cast
- Forrest or Woods, e.g.
- Human ham
- Roscian performer
- Nimoy or Nolte
- Ben Johnson, for one
- Cotten or Woolley
- Oscar seeker
- Globe employee
- Lancaster, e.g.
- John Lithgow, e.g.
- John Drew was one
- John Lithgow is one
- Student of Lee Strasberg
- Person in a cast
- One involved in 33 Across
- Ford, Adams or Grant
- John Lithgow, for one
- Cage or Penn
- Olivier or Barrymore
- Young or Mature
- Buttons or Knotts
- Olivier, for one
- Redford or Newman
- Caine or Wayne
- Gielgud or Guinness
- Baryshnikov, at times
- Olivier or Gielgud
- Caine or Cotten
- Equity member
- Fonda or Lunt, e.g.
- Expert in asides
- Barrymore, e.g.
- Disciple of Thespis
- Expert on lines
- Plummer, e.g.
- Boards walker
- Reagan was one
- Greene or Sheen
- Elmo Lincoln, e.g.
- Person with lines
- John Wilkes Booth, e.g.
- Part owner?
- Cast member
- Gibson, e.g.
- Ford or Hudson
- Role player
- Oscar contender
- Booth, e.g.
- Hollywood type
- Man of parts
- All the stage is his world
- Washington or Phoenix
- Stage presence?
- Person with a coach?
- Company part
- One in a cast
- Part filler
- Cue user
- One in a 10-Across
- Lines man?
- One with a part
- Part man?
- Play boy?
- Stage presence
- Stage coach user, possibly
- Person in an apron
- Irons or Woods
- Woods or Irons
- Part of a company
- Astin or Martin
- Gary Oldman or Paul Newman
- Penn or Pitt
- Shakespeare, at times
- Phoenix or Washington
- Part taker
- Apt anagram of CO-STAR - S
- Cue user, maybe
- One in a trailer
- Cast part
- A theatrical performer
- Moss or Morse
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Actor \Ac"tor\, n. [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]
One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer.
A theatrical performer; a stageplayer.
After a well graced actor leaves the stage.
An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "an overseer, guardian, steward," from Latin actor "an agent or doer," also "theatrical player," from past participle stem of agere (see act (n.)). Mid-15c. as "a doer, maker," also "a plaintiff." Sense of "one who performs in plays" is 1580s, originally applied to both men and women.
n. 1 A person who performs in a theatrical play or film. 2 One who acts; a doer. 3 One who takes part in a situation. 4 (context legal English) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes. 5 (context legal English) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant. 6 (context policy debate English) One who enacts a certain policy action. 7 (context software engineering English) The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).
An actor in the Unified Modeling Language (UML) "specifies a role played by a user or any other system that interacts with the subject."
"An Actor models a type of role played by an entity that interacts with the subject (e.g., by exchanging signals and data), but which is external to the subject."
"Actors may represent roles played by human users, external hardware, or other subjects. Note that an actor does not necessarily represent a specific physical entity but merely a particular facet (i.e., “role”) of some entity that is relevant to the specification of its associated use cases. Thus, a single physical instance may play the role of several different actors and, conversely, a given actor may be played by multiple different instances."
UML 2 does not permit associations between Actors. The use of generalization/specialization relationship between actors is useful in modeling overlapping behaviours between actors and does not violate this constraint since a generalization relation is not a type of association.
Actors interact with use cases.
An actor is a person who plays a role in theater, cinema or television.
In policy debate, an actor is an entity that enacts a certain policy action. If a plan were to have the U.S. send humanitarian aid to Sudan, then the actor would be the United States federal government.
Many times, actors are subdivided into more specific "agents".
The most common agents include the Supreme Court, the President (usually through the use of an Executive Order), and Congress. Sometimes, the actors get smaller and devolve into Executive agencies. For example, on a previous high school debate topic—the use of renewable energy—the plan could use the Department of Energy.
Sometimes the Negative will use a counterplan to solve for the harms of the affirmative and the most common method of doing so is by the use of an agent counterplan, which simply does the mandates of the Affirmative plan through the use of another agent. Sometimes, the Negative will even use another country. If the Affirmative plan were to send peacekeeping troops to Congo, then the Negative would have Bangladesh (or any other country), do it.
Theoretical debates often ensue as to the legitimacy of agent counterplans. For a video about agent counterplans, try 1
Actor (, Honarpisheh) is a 1993 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film features Akbar Abdi as Akbar, Fatemeh Motamed-Aria as his wife, Simin, and Mahaya Petrosian as the gypsy girl. The film is a combination of fiction and reality since the leading character has the same name and occupation as the actor who portrays the role, while the details and events are fictional.
Actor ( Greek: ; gen.: ) is a very common name in Greek mythology. Here is a selection of characters that share this name (which means 'leader', from the verb άγω: to lead or carry, to convey, bring):
- Actor, a king of Phthia, was said to be the son of King Myrmidon and Peisidice, daughter of Aeolus. Some say that Actor died childless, but others say that he is the father of Eurytion, his successor.
- Actor, son of King Deioneus of Phocis and Diomede, daughter of Xuthus, thus a brother of Asterodeia, Aenetus, Phylacus, and Cephalus. This Actor married Aegina, daughter of the river god Asopus, and had several children, among them Menoetius. Menoetius was counted among the Argonauts, and was the father of Patroclus ( Achilles' was the best friend or cousin).
- Actor, son of Zeus, descendant of Phrixus, was ruler of the Minyans of Orchomenus. He was father of Astyoche, who was seduced by the war-god Ares and bore him twin sons, named Ascalaphus and Ialmenus. These last two led the Minyan contingent to the Trojan War.
- Actor, son of Phorbas and Hyrmine, thus a brother of Augeas. He was king of Elis, and founded the city of Hyrmina, which he named after his mother. This Actor married Molione and became by her father of the twins known as the Molionides, Eurytus and Cteatus.
- Actor, son of Hippasus, one of the Argonauts.
- Actor, son of Oenops, brother of Hyperbius. He was among the defenders of the Borraean Gate at Thebes when the Seven Against Thebes attacked the city, and confronted Parthenopaeus at the gate.
- Actor, father of Sthenelus. Sthenelus followed Heracles in his campaign against the Amazons and was killed by them.
- Actor, one of the companions of the exiled Aeneas. He is probably the same who in another passage is called an Auruncan, and of whose conquered lance Turnus made a boast. This story seems to have given rise to the proverbial saying "Actoris spolium" ("the spoil of Actor"), for any poor spoil in general.
- Actor, father of Echecles. His son married Polymele, mother of Eudorus by Hermes.
- Actor, a warrior in the army of the Seven Against Thebes. He saw a chasm open in the earth that swallowed Amphiaraus.
- Actor, a Lapith. He was killed by the Centaur Clanis.
- Actor, son of Acastus, was accidentally killed by Peleus while hunting. As a retribution, Peleus sent to Acastus some cows and sheep that had been killed by a wolf sent by Thetis.
- Actor and Eurythemis were in one source called parents of Ancaeus (who other sources call the son of Lycurgus) and grandparents of Agapenor.
- Actor, a shepherd in Lemnos who befriended Philoctetes in Euripides' play Philoctetes.
An actor (or actress for female) is one who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre, and/or in modern mediums such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is (hypokrites), literally "one who interprets". The actor's interpretation of their role pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art, or, more commonly; to act, is to create, a character in performance.
Formerly, in some societies, only men could become actors, and women's roles were generally played by men or boys. In modern times, women occasionally played the roles of prepubescent boys.
Actor is the second album by musician St. Vincent, released by 4AD on May 4, 2009, in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States. The first single released was "Actor out of Work" that April. Annie Clark was influenced by scores to films by Disney and Woody Allen. To prevent writer's block, Clark watched films without the sound and composed music for her favorite scenes. After arranging the music using GarageBand, she then wrote lyrics and added gentle vocal melodies.
The music video for "Actor out of Work" was premiered April 10, 2009 on Spinner. In it, Clark auditions a series of actors who begin sobbing in front of her. The video for "Laughing with a Mouth of Blood" features Clark with comedy duo ThunderAnt as owners of a feminist bookstore.
The Actor programming language was invented by Charles Duff of The Whitewater Group in 1988. It was an offshoot of some object-oriented extensions to the Forth language he had been working on.
Actor would be categorized as a pure object-oriented language in the style of Smalltalk. Like Smalltalk, everything was an object, including small integers. A Baker semi-space garbage collector was used, along with (in memory-constrained Windows 2.1 days) a software virtual memory system that swapped objects. A token threaded interpreter, written in 16-bit x86 assembly language, was the execution mechanism for compiled code.
Actor only was released on the Microsoft Windows 2.1 and 3.0 operating system. Actor used perhaps the first pure object-oriented framework over native operating system calls as its basic GUI architecture. This allowed an Actor application to look and feel exactly like a Windows application written in C, but with all the advantages of an interactive Smalltalk-like development environment. Both a downside and upside to this architecture was a tight coupling to the Windows OS architecture, with a thin abstraction layer into objects. This allowed direct use of the rich Windows OS API, but also made it nearly impossible to support any other OS without a significant rewrite of the application framework.
Actor is a 2016 Indian Kannada psychological thriller film written, co-produced and directed by Dayal Padmanabhan. The film features Naveen Krishna and Sihikahi Geetha as the only two characters appearing on screen. K. M. Veeresh has produced the film for Chitraloka Movies banner. The film re-collaborates director Dayal with actor Naveen after their critically acclaimed previous venture Haggada Kone.
The film's uniqueness is that it is shot at a single location for a stretch of 100minutes involving only two characters. The plot revolves around a successful movie star (Naveen Krishna) whose success rate falls down over a period of time and he gets into a trauma only to be consoled by his home-maid (Geetha) who recites him the stories of her own experiences.
Usage examples of "actor".
But the fateful decisions secretly made, the intrigues, the treachery, the motives and the aberrations which led up to them, the parts played by the principal actors behind the scenes, the extent of the terror they exercised and their technique of organizing it - all this and much more remained largely hidden from us until the secret German papers turned up.
They are quite actable and, with good actors, have had deserved successes.
I began to behave, like all university actors, in the most actorish way possible.
Clerval, the actor, had been gathering together a company of actors at Paris, and making her acquaintance by chance and finding her to be intelligent, he assured her that she was a born actress, though she had never suspected it.
Fortune had made an actor of him, and he looked wretched enough, while I, the adventurer, had a prosperous air.
In short, religious notices were sprinkled in among the theater bills, and the highest church dignitaries were advertised side by side with actors, singers, and clowns.
True, he would be able to put more into them than was in the written word because he was a bit of an actor when he got going, but as the years went on Alee found that he was more than a bit of an embarrassment, people laughed at him.
The Epilogue over, Mistress Dubois, Betterton, and the pretty boy who played Amoroso linked hands and were bowing to the audience, which was on its feet again, applauding the actors.
Sir Henry Ancred is perhaps the worst of the lot, but, because he is an actor, his friends accept his behaviour as part of his stock-in-trade, and apart from an occasional feeling of shyness in his presence, seldom make the mistake of worrying about him.
There was, for instance, in the theatre to which I was attached, an old actor named Apel, who would take the part of grave-digger in Hamlet, and the same evening, in the after-piece, act the part of what you call the clown.
Even Hollywood scriptwriters and apolitical actors were fascinated by the dramatic pace and structure of the hearings.
Three or four months afterwards the chevalier Nicolas Iron, then one of the inquisitors, astonished me greatly by telling me the whole story, giving the names of all the actors.
I was recognized by an actor who accosted me, and introduced me to one of his comrades, a self-styled poet, and a great enemy of the Abbe Chiari, whom I did not like, as he had written a biting satire against me, and I had never succeeded in avenging myself on him.
When my actors were round me in a ring, they begged me to tell them their parts, but I would not give in on this point.
That immemorial right of the soul to make the body its home, a welcome escape from publicity and a refuge for sincerity, must be largely foregone by the actor, who has scant liberty to decorate and administer for his private behoof an apartment that is also a place of business.