lead role


lead role
  refers to the most important, main character in a film, often distinguished by gender; usually there is at least one male and female lead role; also usually known as protagonist; contrasted to supporting roles or characters.
  Example: Julie Andrews in the lead role in Mary Poppins (1964)

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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