What Is a Character Actor?


A character actor is a person who predominantly plays unusual or eccentric characters. Some character actors have distinctive voices or accents which limit their roles, while others have developed careers because of specific talents that are required in genre films, such as dancing, horsemanship or swimming ability.
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Character actors are actors in a film or a play who do not play the main role but they are involved in the playing of supportive roles. They are not the main actors and normally take roles such as the best friend to the main actor, side kick and gangster among others.
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