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leading man

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Definition of leading man in English:

noun

The actor playing the principal male part in a film or play: filming has been halted because the leading man has been hurt
More example sentences
  • There are two basic types of male film actor - leading men and character players.
  • He's the oddball who again proves his mettle as both a character actor and leading man.
  • He managed to transform himself from a B-grade actor to an A-list leading man in only one year.

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