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supporting part/role/actor etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsupporting part/role/actor etcsupporting part/role/actor etcAMAPa small part in a play or film, or the actor who plays such a part supporting
Examples from the Corpus
supporting part/role/actor etcAt a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.Its most unarguable successes are in the main supporting roles.The meats are unfailingly tender and flavorful, and the stuffed tomatoes deserve a Tony Award for best supporting actor.The three supporting roles are all superbly played.Hopper won a supporting role in that film too.Benicio Del Toro won the best supporting actor prize for Traffic.But the chief joy despite several eye-catching supporting roles remains watching Courtenay milk the script for all its worth.He felt the other two were satisfied to play supporting roles to Gedge and to a lesser extent, himself.
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