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leading man

noun as in male star of production

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It’s truly a feat of moviemaking that this film soared so high, despite being weighed down by a sentient, charmless sack of potatoes as its leading man.

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The short-lived, late-’80s era of Timothy Dalton was rougher around the edges, in keeping with what critic Keith Phipps recently termed “a leading man who sometimes looks as if he’s in the midst of a final exam for which he hasn’t studied enough.”

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Meanwhile, Affleck’s “Sexiest Man Alive” status was understood to be a mark in his favor, a sign of his leading man chops — up until the makeover.

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However — and wherever — you choose to watch this season’s biggest movies, these leading men promise to make them worth every second.

Watch your back Liam Neeson, here comes Kevin Costner to steal your older-leading-man thunder!

There was a recent piece titled, “Is Idris Elba a Hollywood Leading Man Yet?”

So it leads you to question: “What is a leading man these days?”

CAPOTE (2005) This is the role that propelled Hoffman from ace character actor to leading man.

The leading-man roles followed in the back-to-back 2012 blockbusters John Carter and Battleship.

But the climax was reached at Mrs. Charmington's great scene with her leading man, at the conclusion of the third act.

He is a red republican, a leading man among the Jacobins, hand in glove with all who hate aristocrats.

For nearly two years he was the leading man in France, and he retained his influence in the Assembly to the end.

When he first came to work for me at the age of fifteen, I believed that he was destined to be a leading man.

Now that you have won a national fame, you will always be looked upon as the leading man of the Northwest.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leading man, such as: fat part, hero, lead, leading role, lead role, and starring role.

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