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Definition 1: a theatrical performer - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for actor in the sense of this definition

(actor is a kind of ...) an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience

(... is a kind of actor ) a female actor

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene

"babies are natural scene-stealers"

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor who plays a role in a film

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor who plays a principal role

(... is a kind of actor ) a minor actor in crowd scenes

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor who specializes in tragic roles

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor able to replace a regular performer when required

(... is a kind of actor ) a selfish actor who upstages the other actors

(... is a kind of actor ) plays a small part in a dramatic production

(... is a kind of actor ) a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor who travels around the country presenting plays

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor in a comedy

(... is a kind of actor ) an unskilled actor who overacts

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor who plays villainous roles

(... is a kind of actor ) an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl

(... is a kind of actor ) actor who plays the leading male role

(... is a kind of actor ) an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor (1914-1998)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)

(... is an instance of actor) English film actor (1909-1984)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (1917-1997)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (born in 1925)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)

(... is an instance of actor) United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (1925-2001)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)

(... is an instance of actor) United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)

(... is an instance of actor) United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)

(... is an instance of actor) British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)

(... is an instance of actor) British actor and playwright (1921-2004)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)

(... is an instance of actor) Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor (1858-1942)

(... is an instance of actor) United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)

(... is an instance of actor) English comic actor (1925-1980)

(... is an instance of actor) award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)

(... is an instance of actor) British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor and director (born in 1927)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)

(... is an instance of actor) United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)

(... is an instance of actor) United States singer and film actor (1903-1977)

(... is an instance of actor) Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)

(... is an instance of actor) English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)

(... is an instance of actor) French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)

(... is an instance of actor) Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (1899-1957)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905)

(... is an instance of actor) United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)

(... is an instance of actor) French film actor (born in 1948)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)

(... is an instance of actor) Welsh film actor (born in 1937)

(... is an instance of actor) versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (born in 1956)

(... is an instance of actor) English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)

(... is an instance of actor) United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)

(... is an instance of actor) Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)

(... is an instance of actor) English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (1901-1960)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor (1905-1982)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)

(... is an instance of actor) United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)

(... is an instance of actor) United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)

Definition 2: a person who acts and gets things done - [noun denoting person]

Samples where actor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's a principal actor in this affair
  • when you want something done get a doer
  • he's a miracle worker

Synonyms for actor in the sense of this definition

(actor is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of actor ) someone extremely diligent or skillful

"he worked like a demon to finish the job on time" "she's a demon at math"

(... is a kind of actor ) an alert and energetic person

(... is a kind of actor ) someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people

(... is a kind of actor ) someone whose career progresses rapidly

(... is a kind of actor ) someone inclined to act first and think later

(... is a kind of actor ) a highly energetic and indefatigable person

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