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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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Johnny Depp (49) is an American actor known for his role in "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series.
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American actor, whose films include The Cannonball Run and Boogie Nights.
American actor, whose films include Rebel Without A Cause and East of Eden.
It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality,'' Ian McKellen, one of the few out gays who's been nominated for playing a gay character (``Frankenstein'' director James Whale, in 1999's ``Gods and Monsters''), recently said at the Berlin Film Festival.
The patient was admitted with crushing chest pain at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, Australia and diagnosed with an aortic dissection, the same tearing of the body's main blood vessel that killed American actor John Ritter.
The 56-year old American actor revealed that they share the same barber, Anthony Silvestri, and he had mentioned the movie idea to him, who later told the 77-year old American screenwriter about it, the New York Post reported.
American actor, whose films include All Quiet On The Western Front.
A young gay American actor who feels he has a shot at playing a straight character with a romantic emotional life is still terrified to come out publicly.
American actor and Director Zach Braff tweeted that the fingerprints are the only thing the NSA doesn't have yet, commenting on the iPhone 5S' biometric scanning feature, which is aimed at providing better security.

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