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English definition of “method acting”

method acting

noun [U] uk   (also the Method) us  
a style of acting in which an actor tries to understand and feel the emotions of the character he or she represents: Robert De Niro has been a faithful exponent of 'the Method', immersing himself totally in his roles and notorious for gaining and losing whatever weight has been necessary to convey the character.Acting, rehearsing and performing
method actor
noun [C] uk   us  
Actors and performers
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