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a bit part

A very minor role in a production (such as a TV show, play, or movie) with little to no spoken lines. My sister is so excited to have gotten a bit part in a Hollywood movie that she doesn't mind only having one line. Of course I'm disappointed to have only gotten a bit part—I auditioned for the lead!
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Among the best moments of the 90-minute set (with no intermission) came when Spacey was joined by young standards singer Peter Cincotti, who not coincidentally has a bit part in ``Beyond the Sea,'' which opens Dec.
Daybreak has been a disaster for all parties and it's now clear Grainne is only a bit part player on a show that promised to make her a telly superstar in the UK.
Miss Davies, who also had a bit part in Coronation Street but has not acted since, still has shards in her left eye after the attack on March 27, 2010.
A third daughter had a bit part in ``Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,'' directed by her father.
O'Donovan (above) was in no mood to hog the glory, and said: "I know I'll get the headlines, but I thought I was a bit part player.
Nearly 56 years after he became the first pilot to break the sound barrier in the X-1, and 20 years after his exploits were recounted in the movie ``The Right Stuff'' - in which had a bit part as an old man sweeping the floor in a bar - Yeager is as popular as ever.
The former Leeds bit-part player turned Hollywood bit-part player, who once almost bit part of a bloke's nose off, used to frequent dog tracks when he owned several greyhounds.
Prosecutor Andrew Crawford said it was then Mulligan bit part of Mr Harper's ear off.
Jack Palance has a bit part as a grumpy old farmer who helps Charlie and Prancer prevail.
The show's creator, Ryan Murphy, met Kidders when he was recently recruited to direct her in new movie Need - and she took the chance to beg him for a bit part.
The versatile John Hurt (``The Elephant Man,'' ``The Hit,'' ``Midnight Express'' and scads of others) has a bit part as Mr.
A police spokesman said: "When the man tried to intervene and help the girl he was grabbed by the attacker who then bit part of his ear off.