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character actor

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcharacter actorˈcharacter ˌactor noun [countable]  an actor who typically plays unusual characters, rather than the most important characters
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character actorIn other words, he was still developing the characteristics that would eventually make him a character actor.I never expected to be much more than a character actor.The character actor has appeared in at least 50 motion pictures in a film career that dates to the 1950s.
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