Definition of co-star in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊstɑː/


A cinema or stage star appearing with another or others of equal importance: she had a well-publicized affair with her co-star
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  • There was a particularly touching moment when the floor was opened up to questions and an elderly woman introduced herself as one of Pinsent's first co-stars on stage.
  • Benigni's film and his co-star, the child actor Giorgio Cantarini, are very much in the tradition of the neo-realist dependence on the reactions of children.
  • He was backed by one of his co-stars, British actress, Saffron Burrows, who agreed that ‘the eternal question of the futility of war’ was at the heart of Troy.


[no object]
1Appear in a production as a co-star: Rickman co-starred with Bruce Willis in the movie
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  • It was a feather-light romantic comedy in which Brando co-starred with Sophia Loren.
  • But how can that happen to somebody who once co-starred with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and Gene Autry?
  • She also co-starred with Danny Kaye in The Five Pennies.
1.1 [with object] (Of a production) include as a co-star: his new TV show co-stars John Schneider
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  • He seems not to be enjoying that shoot, a mega-budget production co-starring Jim Caviezel and Richard Harris.
  • The film co-stars John Alderton and includes a cameo by US talk show host Jay Leno.
  • The movie will co-star Johnny Depp as a Scotland Yard detective, his second outing with a magnifying glass after last year's Sleepy Hollow.
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