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They could act the part of witness, suspect or victim to help police develop interviewing skills and statement taking.
With the ship of state seemingly sinking, Californians turned to Arnold Schwarzenegger to act the part of savior.
This book labels Perkins "a victim of the notorious Hollywood closet, forced to act the part of a ladies' man while privately struggling with his own homosexuality.
He purchases a thick beard to help him act the part of a confident, aggressive man in business and in love.
Positive: Murray didn't act the part of the downtrodden coach Wednesday, even as his active roster continued to shrink.