• Noun: an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); example: "she is the main character in the novel"
• Noun: a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; examples: "each town has a quality all its own", "the radical character of our demands"
• Noun: the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; example: "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spence"
• Noun: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; example: "she played the part of Desdemona"
• Noun: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); examples: "a real character", "a strange character", "a friendly eccentric", "the capable type", "a mental case"
• Noun: good repute; example: "he is a man of character"
• Noun: a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; example: "requests for character references are all to often answered evasively"
• Noun: a written symbol that is used to represent speech; example: "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
• Noun: (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
• Verb: engrave or inscribe characters on
If you think of even Tolstoy or a book like 'Anna Karenina,' you go from character to character, and each section is from the third person perspective of a different character, so you get to see the whole world a little more kaleidoscopically that way. That's traditional narrative manner, and I haven't done a book like that before, but I enjoyed it.
I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character - a lead character - in a movie to not care about anybody else.
I just didn't want to get bored playing a character, and that's kind of the benefit of doing films; you've lived with a character for four or five months and that's it, and you walk away from that character and you feel like you told a story.
I was raised in New York City and raised in the New York City theater world. My father was a theater director and an acting teacher, and it was not uncommon for me to have long discussions about the method and what the various different processes were to finding a character and exploring character and realizing that character.
It's all about creating a back story for the character and developing emotional responses that are true to life in relation to the character. It isn't necessary to live a tragic life to create from that place.
There were time when I was into method acting that I did have moments of residual character emotions, because the method bases your emotional responses as a character on emotional experiences from your real life.
I shall miss all the people in it and the great fun we had doing it. I enjoyed playing the character very much. It was a very, very special character and a very special series. And the camaraderie of it all. I loved it.