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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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Central to the first part of their book is the argument for the necessity to sistinguish among performance elements, actors, characters, and stars in order to be able to fully acknowledge the activity and creativity of the film actor and his composition of bodily gestures and facial expressions.
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But for now the director's eyes are fixed on his gender-bending reinvention of Hamlet's universe--and on directing Peter Darling, the respected English-born theater and film actor who will star in the upcoming New York performances.
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Mustafa Qureshi first film was 'Lakhon Main Aik' and marks the start of his career as a film actor.
Islamabad -- 41st death anniversary of renowned comedian and film actor Munawar Zarif was observed on Saturday.
BORN MARTIN Luther King, preacher, 1929, above PETE Waterman, record producer, 1947 JAMES Nesbitt, TV and film actor, 1965 DIED BLACK Dahlia, murder victim, 1947 BRAD Renfro, US film actor, 2008, above LADY Emma Hamilton, Nelson's mistress, 1815