Character Actor

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Character Actor

 

an actor depicting a character that is distinctive in terms of social class, outward appearance, and world view. The concept of the character actor has been rejected by the realistic theater; in the modern theater it is used only to emphasize a dominant characteristic of an actor’s individuality.

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With impressions, you're copying a character specially, but with character acting you make it your own.
Willis provides the character acting, Donner the action set-pieces, and the two work well together.
Much of this is played as satire and is often very funny, thanks to sharp dialogue and precise character acting from the supporting cast (Denis Conway and David Pearse are particular standouts).
Completing a superb ensemble are Lynette McMorrough and Neil France who bring most of the fun to the evening and give virtually a masterclass in character acting as they take on a whole assembly of minor characters in the play within a play.
The kid in the dark movie theater back in 1940 wound up kicking around Hollywood for almost 20 years doing voice-overs and character acting when a man named Cliff Edwards - known as Ukelele Ike - passed away in 1972.
His talent for character acting came to the fore during his Coventry years and, of course, he has gone on to success on the Stratford and West End stage as well as on TV.
MOST local actors fall short of expectations because they do "personality" rather than character acting, which is what dramatic performance should be all about.
Fantastic character acting, a smooth-as-silk regular storyline plus a superb open-world adventure brings the magic of Disney Pixar's finest creations to your living room and will have the kids gurgling with delight.
Instead he's avoided any charming hunk typecasting and opted for a real character acting career, choosing meaty roles like that of a drug addict father last year in Terry Gilliam's controversial Tideland.
Title alone tips off pic's lack of laughs, despite some earnest character acting from the tikes of David Proval and Henry Darrow, who somehow signed onto a film that posits an angelic George Burns trying to redeem a guy caught up in Cuban cigar smuggling.