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Basically, movies come down to economics, and they're always too expensive. From a producer's point of view, an actor is either going to make him money or save him money.
Ewen Bremner

Meaning of "actor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTOR

actor  [ˈæktə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Actor is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACTOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

actor

Actor

An actor is a person portraying a character in a dramatic or comic production; she or he performs in: film, television, theatre, or radio. Actor, ὑποκριτής , literally means "one who interprets"; an actor, then, is one who interprets a dramatic character.

Definition of actor in the English dictionary

The definition of actor in the dictionary is a person who acts in a play, film, broadcast, etc. Other definition of actor is a person who puts on a false manner in order to deceive others.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACTOR


abstractor
ˈæbstræktə
acta
ˈæktə
benefactor
ˈbɛnɪˌfæktə
chiropractor
ˈkaɪərəpræktə
cofactor
ˈkəʊˌfæktə
compactor
kəmˈpæktə
contactor
kɒnˈtæktə
contractor
ˈkɒntræktə
detractor
dɪˈtræktə
distractor
dɪsˈtræktə
exacta
ɪkˈsæktə
extractor
ɪkˈstræktə
factor
ˈfæktə
multifactor
ˌmʌltɪˈfæktə
reactor
rɪˈæktə
redactor
rɪˈdæktə
reenactor
ˌriːɪnˈæktə
subcontractor
ˌsʌbkənˈtræktə
tractor
ˈtræktə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTOR

activism
activist
activistic
activities
activity
activity chart
activity holiday
activity method
activize
actomyosin
acton
actorish
actorly
Actors´ Equity Association
ACTRA
actress
actressy

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTOR

collector
conductor
connector
detector
director
doctor
executive director
hector
inspector
instructor
lector
managing director
projector
protector
sector
selector
semiconductor
vector
victor
X factor

Synonyms and antonyms of actor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACTOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «actor» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of actor

Translation of «actor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTOR

Find out the translation of actor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of actor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «actor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

演员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

actor
570 millions of speakers

English

actor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अभिनेता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مـُمَثِّل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

актер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ator
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিনেতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pelakon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schauspieler
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

男優
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남자 배우
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aktor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

diễn viên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடிகர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अभिनेता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aktör
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aktor
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

актор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

actor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηθοποιός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

akteur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skådespelare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skuespiller
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of actor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTOR»

The term «actor» is very widely used and occupies the 4.704 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTOR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about actor

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACTOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word actor.
1
Leon Askin
It was one of the great chances in my life to become a Dumont actor.
2
Michael Biehn
When I first moved out to Los Angeles I was thinking, you know, I wanted to be an actor but I didn't really know what acting was about. I thought if I could be a model, or even do commercials and stuff like that for the rest of my life, I'd be happy.
3
Ewen Bremner
Basically, movies come down to economics, and they're always too expensive. From a producer's point of view, an actor is either going to make him money or save him money.
4
Santiago Cabrera
How you look is part of what acting is, but the way I look at it, every actor is a character actor. Someone once told me at a casting, 'You're a character actor in a leading man's body,' and I can live with that.
5
Mike Colter
As an actor, you just want to continue to work on things that you like. You can be in this business a long time and consistently working and just be totally artistically unfulfilled.
6
Dominic Cooper
One of the exciting and enjoyable aspects of acting is being in the environment with another actor.
7
Sharlto Copley
I'm not particularly fond of playing villains. I do want to be a working actor, and I've had to look at what was offered to me, what roles I could get, and what I could do with them. Even though I'm not drawn to putting those kinds of darker characters out there, I think it's an interesting challenge.
8
Benedict Cumberbatch
As an actor, you are aware of how a role can seep into your real life.
9
Willem Dafoe
The best thing an actor can be is ready. Be flexible, be ready.
10
Brendan Dooling
Every young male actor dreams of being James Bond in an action movie. And that's their first role. But the truth is, when it comes down to it, that's not relatable.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTOR»

Discover the use of actor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to actor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
An Actor Prepares
An Actor Prepares is the most famous acting training book ever to have been written and the work of Stanislavski has inspired generations of actors and trainers.
Constantin Stanislavski, 2013
2
Singing and the Actor
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Gillyanne Kayes, 2012
3
A Practical Handbook for the Actor
6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Melissa Bruder, 2012
4
The Power of the Actor
The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results.
Ivana Chubbuck, 2005
5
Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic
With anecdotes from over 20 VO professionals as well as practice copy and scripts, the book is jam-packed with facts and fun stories from working pros that will help steer you through the wild adventure that is voice-over.
Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, 2010
6
To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting
A perfect handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors. Chekhov's simple and practical exercises are an absolute must for any theatre practitioner.
Michael Chekhov, Mala Powers, 2013
7
The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer
This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.
Patsy Rodenburg, 2002
8
The Invisible Actor
"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."
Yoshi Oida, 1997
9
Challenge For The Actor
The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems
Uta Hagen, 1991
10
Auctor & Actor: A Narratological Reading of Apuleius's ...
The. Duplicities. of. Auctor/Actor. I found myself very ordinary, more boring than the great Corneille, and my individuality as a subject had no other interest for me than to prepare for the moment that would change me into an object.
John J. Winkler, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term actor is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Diana Douglas, actress and mother of actor Michael Douglas, dies
Actress Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of actor Michael Douglas, died on the weekend in Los Angeles, local ... «Fox News Latino, Jul 15»
2
Niall Horan As An Actor? One Direction Solo Projects Go Hollywood
Archive writes that Downton Abbey actor, Allen Leech, who plays Tom Branson, was asked if he would consider having Niall Horan play his ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
3
Portuguese actor claims he was hauled off flight when passengers …
A Portuguese actor was hauled off a flight after fellow passengers mistook his meditative Buddhist chanting for a terror threat, he claims. «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Rising actor Josh Young leads 'Amazing Grace' on Broadway
Amazing Grace. Where: Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., New York When: In previews, opens July 16. Show times vary. How much: ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
5
Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology: Actor Makes A Shocking Decision …
However, this relationship that the actor developed with Scientology could to come to an end, thanks to Suri Cruise, the 9-year-old daughter he ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
6
Cult classic actor Sestero will return to screen 'The Room'
The Daviess County Public Library and Theatre Workshop of Owensboro are partnering to bring actor and author Greg Sestero to Owensboro ... «messenger-inquirer, Jul 15»
7
'Buffy' Star Depressed: Actor Nicholas Brendon Makes Plea To Dr …
The actor played Xander on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and just got out of rehab last month. By Kaitlin Thorpe | Jul 05, 2015 05:53 PM EDT. Nicholas Brendon. «Headlines & Global News, Jul 15»
8
Actor Kevin Sorbo posts Facebook rant over 'banning' of Dukes of …
Christian actor Kevin Sorbo took to Facebook to express his anger with classic television show recycler TV Land after they pulled the “Dukes of ... «Raw Story, Jul 15»
9
Black conservative SHREDS 'Star Trek' actor over Clarence Thomas …
In a three-minute video getting rave reviews on the Internet, a young, conservative black woman goes after “Star Trek” actor George Takei and ... «BizPac Review, Jul 15»
10
Ben Affleck: Batman Role Was 'Strange' For The Actor At First, But …
Ben Affleck's Batman role was “strange” for the actor at first, he admits. It's no secret that some fans of the new Batman movie series weren't ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»

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