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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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Sandra Bullock, who starred in the romantic comedy "The Proposal" after a two-year absence from movie screens, was nominated for favorite movie actress.
TEHRAN: Iranian authorities prevented a well-known movie actress and a film maker from traveling to the United States because of their activities after a disputed election in June, a newspaper reported Saturday.
The 'I Am Legend' star and new mum Jessica won in the Choice Movie Actor Horror/Thriller and Choice Movie Actress Horror/Thriller categories respectively at the ceremony in Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre.
The bronze sculpture Space Elephant, depicting an elephant with an obelisk on its back, is based on a painting Dali produced in 1946 for a film studio, while Mae West Lips Sofa is a bright red settee the artist designed in the 1930s, copied from the pout of the famed movie actress.
But you don't need to be familiar with the 300-odd-year-old classic to follow this transposition to post-Prohibition Chicago, where an uncultured gangster decides to get class so he can bed a prominent movie actress.
He recalled the bizarre incident hours after Spector was charged with the murder of the `B' movie actress, Lana Clarkson.
Clooney, 41, has dated a string of the world's most beautiful women, including British model Lisa Snowdon, porn movie actress Krista Allen and Bridget Jones star Rene Zellweger.
Big Momma's House garnered nominations for favorite movie, movie actor (Martin Lawrence) and song (Lil Bow Wow's "Bounce With Me"); "Charlie's Angels" received nods for favorite movie, and movie actresses (Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz); while "The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" drew nominations for favorite movie, movie actor (Eddie Murphy) and movie actress (Janet Jackson).
A famous Cambodian movie actress and her niece were injured Tuesday when they were fired upon while buying a bicycle by two assailants on a motorcycle, police said.
Washington, March 30 ( ANI ): Jennifer Lawrence and Adam Sandler have won the favorite movie actress and actor trophies at the recently held Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is leading the nominations including Favourite Movie and Favourite Movie Actress for Jennifer Lawrence.
Writer-director Tony Gilroy named Julia Roberts' character Stenwick as a tribute to classic-era movie actress Barbara Stanwyck.