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actor

noun actor, aggrieved party, complainant, litigant, malcontent, man with a grievance, operator, participant, party, performer, person, petitioner, plaintiff, qui facit
Associated concepts: an actor as a witness in a prosecution, an actor in a legal proceeding

ACTOR, practice. 1. A plaintiff or complainant. 2. He on whom the burden of proof lies. In actions of replevin both parties are said to be actors. The proctor or advocate in the courts of the civil law, was called actor.

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Why he's powerful: An Oscar winner for his performance in 2004's Ray, Foxx is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood.
They praise the actors who will then bring their plays to life in a short amount of rehearsal time.
If the rehearsal period is only going to be two weeks, then actors should have a chance to provide input into the design aspects of the show in advance," said Carmen Roman, a much-honored Chicago actor who has recently relocated to New York, and who helped organize Miller's Windy City visit.
Social network analysis is a methodology used to analyze the relationships, ties, and communication occurring between actors by determining who has relationships with whom (Valente, 1995).
Actors don't cop to it publicly, but they all know that trolling for Academy recognition demands they chew up some serious scenery in movies lop-heavy with that particular brand of strained seriousness that is considered a "credit" to the industry.
Entirely immersed in the moment of performance, the actors appear to inhabit a kind of pure present tense.
The white practice of copying African American mannerisms became so widespread that actors performing in blackface eventually squeezed black theater out of existence.
AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB on April 15, the actor Tim Robbins got a chance to speak his mind.
Though he'd debased many a stereotype by the sheer power of his performances, and paved the way for a whole generation of new actors, Poirier's career would never fully recover.
In that time Rennie has traversed the equivalent of a full-media arch, starting with headlines like "late bloomer," "moody Edmonton-born (sic) actor poised for the big time," ".
If, in the foundation chapters, she asks implicitly why Shakespeare would have been immune from the psychological profile outlined by so many actors, in chapter three ("Richard III: Shakespeare's 'False Glass'") she hypothesizes that John Shakespeare's personal weakness and social decline, the death of Shakespeare's sister, and his socially formidable mother were the early influences that set William on the psychological path to playing.
LOS ANGELES -- AngelMobile Corporation, an independent mobile media company and global platform for programming distribution, announced today that the company will offer free mobile media channels to individual actors - winners of Golden Globe awards - to support their commitment to many humanitarian causes like environment, world hunger, AIDS prevention, and children's causes, and as a new way to share their professional accomplishments via new mobile media.