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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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And he is expected to become an even bigger draw since receiving this year's Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama, for his portrayal of the brutally sadistic yet charming Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.
Is the deal that: You can be an actor but only at the peril of your economic well-being and social standing?
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On side by-side projections, the same actor re-creates Wadsworth's then-director "Chick" Austin's star turn as Ford's protagonist on one screen and a host of Fluxus artists on the other.
He offers us a tour of cramped tenement slums with buttermilk-sellers crying their wares, takes us to a play in which white actors improvise the script into oblivion and a live elephant's "hydraulic experiment" ends the show, and allows us to witness the horror of a white man who peeks inside a lacy bonnet to see a black face.
No black actor but Washington could even think of being considered for many of the leading roles be's taken.
The culmination of all this work has produced an actor with indie appeal - a testosterone Parker Posey.
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.
Forest Whitaker likewise continued his awards juggernaut, being named best Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in ``The Last King of Scotland.
production of Dead End--and while teaching at Vermont's Bennington College set Justin Theroux (The Broken Hearts Club) on his path as an actor.
In "Gonzago," Hamlet was seeing his father again and Claudius was unexpectedly encountering his brother, not just an actor playing Gonzago.