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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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2) Milla Jovovich: The 37-year-old American actress attended the screening of the film "Behind the Candelabra" in a backless top.
The Olympic flag was carried into the stadium by eight female celebrities, including Italian actress Sophia Loren, American actress and political activist Susan Sarandon and Chilean writer Isabel Allende.
The movie also stars American actress Halle Berry as the latest Bond girl and Dame Judi Dench reprising her role as M.
On one level the play tells the story of how an American actress, Elizabeth Robins (Molly Powell), organized the London premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler in 1891.
Simply as a performer, she has cut an album called Excuses for Bad Behavior, Part I, and another called I'm Your Woman; she has appeared in Martin Scorcese's King of Comedy, a film called Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, an Australian movie called Dallas Dolls, a Cinemax film entitled Your New American Actress Friend, and a movie based on her first stage show, entitled Without You I'm Nothing.
Hazelle Goodman made screen history when Woody Allen cast her in the role of the prostitute Cookie, the voice of reason amidst chaos, in "Deconstructing Harry" (1997), making her the first African American actress to have a major role in one of the writer-director's films.
The 29-year-old American actress who has worked with Woody Allen told The Guardian that it was irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of them could possibly knowingly comment on.
American actress, whose films include When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail.
Which American actress starred in the film Working Girl and the Alien series?
Robbie and American actress Ayda are thought to have been dating since May but this is the first picture of the couple together.
Big Brother star and former Miss Wales Imogen Thomas, from Llanelli, was at number 58 in the list, which named American Actress Jessica Alba as the world's sexiest woman this year.
The American actress, visibly shivering at the event in London's Leicester Square last night, stars in the British-based comedy.

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