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1Characteristic of an actor or actress.‘he seems to lack the actorly range that the role requires’
stage, dramatic, thespian, dramaturgicalView synonyms
- ‘It is a good metaphor for the self-centredness of the production itself - the dramatic stripped away in favour of actorly seriousness.’
- ‘He had conveyed the strange hold the ring had on him with in wonderfully actorly fashion.’
- ‘These are not nuanced performances, with actorly ticks and tricks.’
- ‘Though he is unquestionably a movie star, he seems to lack the actorly range that the role requires.’
- ‘So will the twins be following in their famous parents' actorly footsteps?’
- ‘Some dancers take an actorly route, constantly clarifying their character's story so that the movement is motivated by the emotion.’
- ‘His actorly tricks, now so familiar, are rarely in evidence.’
- ‘His performance skills are less obtrusive than those of his actorly predecessors simply because we are already familiar with the style.’
- ‘They're not doing the nominees on stage for the actorly awards.’
- ‘His actorly slam-dunk is equalled, however, by half-lidded ingenue Scarlett Johansson, whose sheer unlikelihood as a romantic foil paradoxically renders her perfect.’
- ‘Playing a character with two personalities may be a noble and actorly thing to attempt, unfortunately it is also difficult.’
- ‘The power comes from what the performance reveals about Depp, not what bits of actorly business he hides behind.’
- ‘He demonstrated a keen actorly sixth sense during the shoots.’
- 1.1Affected or excessively dramatic.‘she eschews the actorly flourishes of her co-star’
- ‘He didn't just direct this adaptation, he wrote the screenplay, yet this movie isn't filled with actorly moments.’
- ‘The film doesn't reek of actorly vanity or the shameless pursuit of Oscar glory.’
- ‘Thankfully it also comes across as an actorly affectation and isn't written into the character's story.’
- ‘He admits, nonetheless, that other stories about his life, such as his actorly eccentricities, are not entirely fabricated.’
- ‘Actually, this accent is one of the few flaws in a great performance: one is too aware of the actorly concept, of the art that fails to conceal art.’
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