character actor

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an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles

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BEIRUT: A Syrian character actor famous for playing muscle-bound bodyguards has died under mysterious circumstances, media reports said Friday.
Interestingly enough, despite the wealth of character actor talent noted in "Mr.
My journey has been that of a character actor," he wrote.
I was born a character actor," Durning told USA Today.
He played against type and had a major hit with Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, and remains a busy character actor.
TERENCE Rigby, one of Britain's best known character actors has died aged 71 after battling lung cancer.
The book includes a marvelous and in its own way moving retrospective on the film career of the character actor J.
Fans of the American Movie Channel will recognize the great character actor Peter Lorre.
Charles Durning, the longtime character actor perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated role in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," died Monday of natural causes in New York City.
Quote: "I want to be a character actor, but I also want to make some money.
Character actor Franklin Pangborn made a career out of using effeminate mannerisms during the studios' golden age, and Mel Brooks was still getting cheap laughs from the stereotype in the original ``The Producers'' in 1968.
They would prefer to see her in a pair of glasses and a sweater and sold as a character actor.
Or consider Jack Carson, the character actor's character actor, a bearish presence whose gallery of glad-handing second bananas couldn't help but enhance the comparative glamour of a host of stars, including James Cagney, Joan Crawford, James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Judy Garland and Paul Newman.
Over the years he has won widespread recognition as a reliable character actor.