: a person who is not an actor… I'm still inspired by his improvisation, use of real life, use of real people, nonactors …— Jeff Goldblum
Examples of nonactor in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebFor nonactors, preening in front of a camera with directors calling out emotions to convey merely with facial expressions and gestures can be cringe inducing.
Katherine Rosman, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2018 Contrary to popular belief, the director did not, for the most part, use nonactors in this film; seasoned performers played the major roles.
David Mermelstein, WSJ, 7 Aug. 2017 Willem Dafoe plays, with great grace, the motel manager, but the remainder of the cast members are almost all nonactors.
Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Sep. 2017 Contrary to popular belief, the director did not, for the most part, use nonactors in this film
David Mermelstein, WSJ, 7 Aug. 2017
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