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To perform and portray a character from a true or fictional story intended to entertain a wider audience. This can be dramatic or comedic via any medium including radio, television, theatre, film and street theatre.

Most actors have varying comprehension of what "acting" is and approach the craft depending on their training and experience in performance and life.

For some, acting is life, acting is entertainment, acting is escaping your own personality, acting is a chance to extend yourself in a way that virtually has no limits because you never judge the character in which you play, but research and delve deeply into their world all while naturally bringing your own flavour to the final product.
Acting is not a look darling, it's a skill. Don't audition for me until you get some fucking training.
by Lady DeVine June 11, 2014
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Acting is the art, profession or occupation of performing in a stage play, movie, television or radio program. Acting is basically pretending to be someone other than yourself, known as a character or sometimes fictional character, and using your facial expressions, vocals, emotions and body language to bring the character to life, in front of a screen or audience. In acting you are suppose to act as if no one is around but you and the other actors (In a scene, there is no such thing as an audience, camera, producer, director, etc. None of them exist). When acknowledging the audience or the camera, this is known as "breaking the fourth wall", which is the imaginary wall that seperates the actors from the audience. This usually happens in comedy. For example, really the cameras and the front of the stage are, in a sense, "us" looking at the audience and if the actors acknowledge us and the that we're watching them, that's breaking out of character and acknowledging they're fictionality. Acting is a very interesting job and, just like everyone can't sing, everyone cannot act. Acting, just like singing, is destined for certain people. Thank God I can do both, lol
Acting is reacting and showing another side of yourself that maybe you didn't even know you had.
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When your a friend and/or friends try to impress someone (most likely a girl) by not being him/herself
*Beautiful girl walks by*
Boy 1: Yoo you mad ugly
Boy 2: Why you acting?
by K Tha God October 14, 2013
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when someone is purposely avoiding your calls and texts to prove a point..mostly women and men that are engaged in a sexual non-serious relationship....you know the kind you gotta play games in...
Guy: I haven't heard from you in a while?
Girl: been busy..
Guy: Nall you been acting!
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When a student becomes emotionally and physically consumed with studying for the American College Test (ACT), that all behaviors and mannerisms involve the ACT.
Dude, that chick so thrown that she must be ACTing.
by lovinchai April 01, 2007
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When a student becomes emotionally and physically consumed with studying for the American College Test (ACT), that all behaviors and mannerisms involve the ACT.
Dude, that chick so thrown that she must be ACTing.
by lovinchai April 01, 2007
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