(plural: ‘actors‘; female – actress; pronunciation: the letter ‘c’ is said with a ‘k’ sound as in “king” — for the right pronunciation of actor, please click here & for the right pronunciation of actress, please click here)
a person, usually a man, who takes part (acts) in a play, drama, cinema, theatre, etc., as a hobby or for money;
a person who manages a business or company on behalf of somebody else;
a person who gets into action and gets things done, usually difficult things, such as getting a permit or license, getting a sanction of some loan from a bank, etc.;
a person who shows a false behaviour in order to cheat or trick others;
(less commonly) a person who takes part in an affair, activity, meeting, etc.,
Hollywood professional actors are very highly paid; some of the more popular of them are paid millions in remuneration.
He was such an actor that you wouldn’t know that he was a cheat until you were cheated!
Mr George is the main actor who’s used all his political influence to get an airport to our island. (i.e. there were several people who tried their best to get an airport to our island and Mr George is the main one, nothing to do with stage or film acting)