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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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Melissa McCarthy was honored as favorite comedic movie actress, while Adam Sandler was selected as favorite comedic movie actor.
Category C Trick Questions: 1 Austin Powers star; Halloween series character 2 magician; Dickens character 3 actor; Gunsmoke marshal 4 bizarre singer; Dickensian urchin 5 crooner; German opera composer 6 financial guru; Scottish economist 7 film composer; Mad Magazine mascot 8 Monkee; nautical legend 9 pop singer; musical theater lyricist; Henry Fielding character; movie actor / l0 movie actress; rock performer 11 tycoon; singer 12 TV sitcom star; baseball player 13 pop singer; British actress / 14 comedian; Norwegian playwright 15 football player; opera composer
The Aussie star accepted his Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor via FaceTime, with a little help from the awards mascot, Choicey.
Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovieActor) - Paul Walker - "Furious 7"
Other winners included favorite movie actor Adam Sandler and favorite TV actor Ross Lynch.
BORN JUDI Dench, actress, 1934, above KIRK Douglas, movie actor, 1916 JOHN Malkovich, actor, 1953 DIED EDITH Sitwell, English poet, 1964, above MARY Leakey, anthropologist, 1996 RALPH Bunche, US diplomat, 1971
LIVERPOOL-born movie actor David Morrissey returned to his roots to teach a masterclass to schoolchildren.
McGregor previously said he would take the title role as The Young Pretender in Capaldi's film, about a movie actor playing Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the movie series, is also nominated in the Best Movie Actor category - fighting it out against Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Rowan Atkinson.
The career of an action movie actor is quite short so I already consider myself a legend for still being around today."
Brad Pitt, also a newcomer to the list, was the highest placed movie actor.