Character Actor

A character actor is an actor who predominantly plays unusual or eccentric characters.

The earliest known use of the term character actor is from the 9 November 1883 edition of The Stage, which defined it as “one who portrays individualities and eccentricities, as opposed to the legitimate actor who […] endeavours to create the rôle as limned by the author”.[1]

See also[edit source | edit]

Further reading[edit source | edit]

  • Quinlan, David (1995). Quinlan’s Illustrated Directory of Film Character Actors. USA: Batsford Press. ISBN 0713470402. 
  • Voisin, Scott (2009). Character Kings: Hollywood’s Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting. BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-342-5. 

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., character, n., 19.

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