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1. a Hollywood type with an aggressive, left-leaning agenda (actor + activist)

2. a celebrity activist
And "Good Night" is only one example of how Clooney is shedding his party boy persona and becoming more of an "actorvist."

(Newsweek, October 10, 2005 issue)
by David R. Gahary October 02, 2005
actorvist (n). - one who plays the role of activist, performing as if he/she is speaking out for social change, but in reality is performing for attention of an audience and in large supports the status quo.
Use: According to the article, local actorvist Richard Leeroy is running for Asheville City Council.
by wordupmamajama January 09, 2015
An actor or actress who takes on a political or social cause.
Actorvist Alicia Silverstone has appeared in another advertising campaign for animal rights group PETA>
by Meghan KFI January 21, 2008
Noun, any actor or actress whose philanthropic pursuits equal or outweigh their actual acting ability or fame from acting.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are such actorvists, they volunteer worldwide and have adopted enough children to empty a small orphanage.
by NYCtyisweriwnt2b June 10, 2009

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