English version

bit player

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbit playerˈbit ˌplayer noun [countable]  someone who is not important and who has little influence in a particular situation Although he was NRC chairman, Hervey was strictly a bit player in government.
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bit playerHe drifted into films as a bit player in 1912 and went on to produce dozens of comedies.Now she was a bit player in my Orwellian nightmare.To visit Venice gives the sensation of viewing an ancient and famous movie, with each bit player a star name.
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