Example sentences for: actor-director

How can you use “actor-director” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Near-unanimity on the verdict: Actor-director Kevin Costner's latest is "truly awful" (Stephen Holden, the New York Times ). The post-apocalyptic Western about a band of mailmen who save the United States is faulted for its ridiculous premise, mawkish dialogue, and megalomaniacal directing, among other things.

  • Italian newspapers continued to debate the behavior of the Oscar-winning actor-director of Life Is Beautiful , Roberto Benigni, who smothered President Clinton with kisses during the Florence summit last weekend.

  • What has enraptured so many critics, among them Richard Schickel in Clint Eastwood: A Biography , is that the actor-director has learned to play with his own inexpressiveness--to make a joke of his frigid machismo without (and here's where the supreme balancing act comes in) travestying it.

  • That doesn't surprise me, since contrasting points of view don't make it into Eastwood's movies, either, which is why I have some trouble accepting this notion of the actor-director as an "ironist."

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