Definitions of histrion

n a theatrical performer

actor, player, role player, thespian
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Allen Stewart Konigsberg
United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
Fred Astaire
United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
Maurice Barrymore
United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905)
Lionel Barrymore
United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954)
John Barrymore
United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)
Humphrey DeForest Bogart
United States film actor (1899-1957)
John Wilkes Booth
United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
Richard Burbage
English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)
Richard Burton
Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
James Cagney
United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
Maurice Chevalier
French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
Frank Cooper
United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
Sir Noel Pierce Coward
English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
Hume Blake Cronyn
Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
Harry Lillis Crosby
United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
James Byron Dean
United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
Robert De Niro
United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
Gerard Depardieu
French film actor (born in 1948)
John Drew
United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
Douglas Elton Fairbanks
United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)
Henry Fonda
United States film actor (1905-1982)
William Clark Gable
United States film actor (1901-1960)
David Garrick
English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson
Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
Arthur John Gielgud
English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
Cary Grant
United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
Harley Granville-Barker
English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
Sir Alec Guinness
English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
Thomas J. Hanks
United States film actor (born in 1956)
Reginald Carey Harrison
English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
John Hemminge
English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
Dustin Hoffman
versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins
Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
Leslie Howard Stainer
English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
Asa Yoelson
United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
William Henry Pratt
United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)
Edmund Kean
English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)
Joseph Francis Keaton
United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
Eugene Curran Kelly
United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
Charles Laughton
United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
Lee Yuen Kam
United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
Jack Lemmon
United States film actor (1925-2001)
Harold Clayton Lloyd
United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
Laszlo Lowestein
United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
Bela Ferenc Blasko
United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
Alfred Lunt
United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
E. G. Marshall
United States actor (1914-1998)
Steve Martin
United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
James Neville Mason
English film actor (1909-1984)
Robert Mitchum
United States film actor (1917-1997)
Dudley Stuart John Moore
English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
Paul Leonard Newman
United States film actor (born in 1925)
Baron Olivier of Birghton
English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
Peter Seamus O'Toole
British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
Sidney Poitier
United States film actor and director (born in 1927)
Charles Robert Redford
United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
Sir Ralph David Richardson
British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
Edward Goldenberg Robinson
United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
George C. Scott
award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
Peter Sellers
English comic actor (1925-1980)
Francis Albert Sinatra
United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
Otis Skinner
United States actor (1858-1942)
Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky
Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
James Maitland Stewart
United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
Israel Strassberg
United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
Erich von Stroheim
United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
Spencer Tracy
United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)
Peter Alexander Ustinov
British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
Duke Wayne
United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
George Orson Welles
United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
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a female actor
barnstormer, play-actor, playactor, trouper
an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
character actor
an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
an actor in a comedy
ham, ham actor
an unskilled actor who overacts
an actor who plays villainous roles
an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
leading man
actor who plays the leading male role
mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist
an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier
an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene
movie actor, screen actor
an actor who plays a role in a film
lead, principal, star
an actor who plays a principal role
extra, spear carrier, supernumerary
a minor actor in crowd scenes
an actor who specializes in tragic roles
standby, understudy
an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
plays a small part in a dramatic production
a female actor in a comedy
one of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film
film star, movie star
a star who plays leading roles in the cinema
icon, idol, matinee idol
someone who is adored blindly and excessively
leading lady
actress who plays the leading female role
a young (film) actress who is publicized as a future star
TV star, television star
a star in a television show
an actress who specializes in tragic roles
Type of:
performer, performing artist
an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience

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