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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This distinguished character actor of stage and screen, has been called "possibly the best American actor ever"; ironically, Huston was brought up in Victorian Toronto.
Also featured in break-out performances in the film are Michael Cavalieri and Kehli O'Byrne, as well as veteran actors, John Capodice and Joe Ruskin who head a list of talented character actors.
They're like extreme character actors,'' Carlson said.
Superb character actors Eugene Pallette and Alan Hale memorably play Friar Tuck and Little John.
Also featured in break-out performances in the film are Michael Cavalieri and Kehli O'Byrne, as well as veteran actors, John Capodice, Joe Ruskin and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, who head a list of talented character actors.
Veteran character actors playing defense attorneys - including Annabella Sciorra (tonight), Peter Coyote (Friday night) and Lorraine Bracco (next week) - keep the level of performance high, and Scott Cohen, who was great on Showtime's cop show ``Street Time,'' replaces Orbach in the third episode.
Over the years, the film and television industries have been employing their skills as character actors.
I've got some of the very best character actors in the valley,'' said Smith.
The ad titled "Waitress," for example, was un-scripted, with the dialogue ad-libbed by one of the featured character actors.
I thought, I'm being offered a chance to play one of the great character actors of all time.
Directed by Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, "Chicago Hope," "NYPD Blue"), Big Daddy brings together a diverse cast of talented actors including Joey Lauren Adams (A Cool Dry Place, Chasing Amy), Jon Stewart (Playing By Heart, The Faculty), Allen Covert (Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer), Leslie Mann (The Cable Guy, George of the Jungle), Rob Schneider (Knock-Off, The Waterboy) and veteran character actors Josh Mostel (Great Expectations) and Joe Bologna (My Favorite Year).
Proceeds will benefit Girls and Boys Town programs, and all the other charitable programs for kids these wonderful cowboys character actors from the past are involved in.