HyperDic: role_player

English > 2 senses of the expression role player:
NOUNperson role player, imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseuda person who makes deceitful pretenses
person role player, actor, histrion, player, thespiana theatrical performer
English > role player: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who makes deceitful pretenses.
Synonymsimposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud
Narrowername droppersomeone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringerA contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
Broaderdeceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slickersomeone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Spanishembaucador, embustero, farsante, impostora, impostor, simulador
Catalanengalipador, ensibornador, entabanador, farsaire, farsant, impostor, pseudo
English > role player: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA theatrical performer.
Synonymsactor, histrion, player, thespian
InstancesAllen, Woody Allen, Allen Stewart KonigsbergUnited States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
Astaire, Fred AstaireUnited States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
Barrymore, Maurice Barrymore, Herbert BlytheUnited States actor
Barrymore, Lionel BarrymoreUnited States actor
Barrymore, John BarrymoreUnited States actor
Bogart, Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey DeForest BogartUnited States film actor (1899-1957)
Booth, John Wilkes BoothUnited States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
Burbage, Richard BurbageEnglish actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)
Burton, Richard BurtonWelsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
Cagney, Jimmy Cagney, James CagneyUnited States film actor known for his portrayals of tough / tough characters (1899-1986)
Chevalier, Maurice ChevalierFrench actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
Cooper, Gary Cooper, Frank CooperUnited States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce CowardEnglish dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
Cronyn, Hume Cronyn, Hume Blake CronynCanadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
Crosby, Bing Crosby, Harry Lillis CrosbyUnited States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
De Niro, Robert De NiroUnited States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
Dean, James Dean, James Byron DeanUnited States film / film actor whose moody rebellious / rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
Depardieu, Gerard DepardieuFrench film actor (born in 1948)
Drew, John DrewUnited States actor (born in Ireland)
Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Julius UllmanUnited States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.United States film actor
Fonda, Henry FondaUnited States film actor (1905-1982)
Gable, Clark Gable, William Clark GableUnited States film actor (1901-1960)
Garrick, David GarrickEnglish actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)
Gibson, Mel Gibson, Mel Columcille Gerard GibsonAustralian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
Gielgud, Sir John Gielgud, Arthur John GielgudEnglish actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
Grant, Cary GrantUnited States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
Granville-Barker, Harley Granville-BarkerEnglish actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
Guinness, Alec Guinness, Sir Alec GuinnessEnglish stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
Hanks, Tom Hanks, Thomas J. HanksUnited States film actor (born in 1956)
Harrison, Rex Harrison, Sir Rex Harrison, Reginald Carey HarrisonEnglish actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
Heming, Hemminge, John Heming, John HemmingeEnglish actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
Hoffman, Dustin Hoffmanversatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
Hopkins, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Philip HopkinsWelsh film actor (born in 1937)
Howard, Leslie Howard, Leslie Howard StainerEnglish actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
Jolson, Al Jolson, Asa YoelsonUnited States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
Karloff, Boris Karloff, William Henry PrattUnited States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)
Kean, Edmund KeanEnglish actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)
Keaton, Buster Keaton, Joseph Francis KeatonUnited States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
Kelly, Gene Kelly, Eugene Curran KellyUnited States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
Laughton, Charles LaughtonUnited States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
Lee, Bruce Lee, Lee Yuen KamUnited States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
Lemmon, Jack Lemmon, John UhlerUnited States film actor (1925-2001)
Lloyd, Harold Lloyd, Harold Clayton LloydUnited States comic actor in silent films
Lorre, Peter Lorre, Laszlo LowesteinUnited States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
Lugosi, Bela Lugosi, Bela Ferenc BlaskoUnited States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
Lunt, Alfred LuntUnited States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
Marshall, E. G. MarshallUnited States actor (1914-1998)
Martin, Steve MartinUnited States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
Mason, James Mason, James Neville MasonEnglish film actor (1909-1984)
Mitchum, Robert MitchumUnited States film actor (1917-1997)
Moore, Dudley Moore, Dudley Stuart John MooreEnglish actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
Newman, Paul Newman, Paul Leonard NewmanUnited States film actor (born in 1925)
O'Toole, Peter O'Toole, Peter Seamus O'TooleBritish actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
Olivier, Laurence Olivier, Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of BirghtonEnglish actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
Poitier, Sidney PoitierUnited States film actor and director (born in 1927)
Redford, Robert Redford, Charles Robert RedfordUnited States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
Richardson, Ralph Richardson, Sir Ralph David RichardsonBritish stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
Robinson, Edward G. Robinson, Edward Goldenberg RobinsonUnited States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
Scott, George C. Scottaward-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
Sellers, Peter SellersEnglish comic actor (1925-1980)
Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Francis Albert SinatraUnited States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
Skinner, Otis SkinnerUnited States actor (1858-1942)
Stanislavsky, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeevich AlekseevRussian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, James Maitland StewartUnited States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
Strasberg, Lee Strasberg, Israel StrassbergUnited States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
Stroheim, Erich von StroheimUnited States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
Tracy, Spencer TracyUnited States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm TreeEnglish actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)
Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Peter Alexander UstinovBritish actor and playwright (1921-2004)
Wayne, John Wayne, Duke WayneUnited States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
Welles, Orson Welles, George Orson WellesUnited States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
NarroweractressA female actor
barnstormer, playactor, play-actor, trouperAn actor who travels around the country presenting plays
character actorAn actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
comedianAn actor in a comedy
ham, ham actorAn unskilled actor who overacts
heavyAn actor who plays villainous roles
ingenueAn actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
leading manactor who plays the leading male role
mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimistAn actor who communicates / communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
plantAn actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
reenactorA person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier
scene-stealerAn actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene / scene
screen actor, movie actorAn actor who plays a role in a film
star, principal, leadAn actor who plays a principal role
supernumerary, spear carrier, extraA minor actor in crowd scenes / scenes
tragedianAn actor who specializes in tragic roles
understudy, standbyAn actor able to replace a regular performer when required
upstagerA selfish actor who upstages the other actors
walk-onPlays a small part in a dramatic production
Broaderperformer, performing artistAn entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
Spanishactor dramático, actor, actriz, actuación, artista, comediante, ejecutor teatral, histrionista, histrión, intérprete
Catalanactor, actriu, comediant, histrió, intèrpret

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