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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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Balakrishna is another popular Telugu film actor and TDP MLA from Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh.
The film actor, who was named sexiest dancer in the world by Elle magazine last year, will first appear on screen at the beginning of July.
Eminent film actor and NCP MLA Prashant Nanda who had worked with him in several pictures said it was a great loss to Odia Cinema.
As David Thomson has done in his early book Movie Man (1967), these tendencies to neglect the existence of the film actor and to disregard discussions of film acting still exist in film studies, along with the corresponding occasional unwillingness to address the topic outside processes of film technique and production.
It snagged nods for best film actor for GEORGE CLOONEY playing a troubled attorney and his co-stars TOM WILKINSON and TILDA SWINTON also earned supporting nominations.
This American TV and film actor is currently making his West End theatre debut in a David Mamet play.
"I am the silent film actor, but not in a slapstick sort of way.
In the final chapter, Carby describes the career of film actor Danny Glover and his movement from threatening black male characters to the Lethal Weapon trilogy and other films in which he became the embodiment of the "perfect black male" who is the "savior of white people." Carby asserts that, in the black- and white-male partnership films, the "race men of Hollywood dreams promise to annihilate what ails this nation and resolve our contemporary crisis of race, of nation, and of manhood." Despite the worthiness of this objective, it is not clear that early-twentieth-century African Americans would consider Danny Glover a "race man" whose film performances were culturally relevant.
Then, maybe, just maybe, you will succumb to the modest charms of Richard Kwietniowski's vaguely Thomas Mann-ish scenario (adapted from a Gilbert Adair novel) about an aging British widower (John Hurt) who obsesses over a pretty young American film actor (Jason Priestley).
Summary: Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 06 (ANI): Former Mizoram governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, along with Telugu film actor Mohan Babu, visited Tirumala Lord Balaji temple on Saturday.
ISLAMABAD -- Famous comedian and film actor Munawar Zarif was remembered on his 43rd death anniversary on Monday (today).
21-year-old film actor Pavan Kumar N R is pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering final year degree at Srinivas School of Engineering, Mukka, Mangalore.