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Is it right to use the word "PROTAGONIST" as an antonym of "Antagonist" when refering to the "MOVIE" we watched last time??
Please give me a referrence that the WORD "PROTAGONIST" can be used when REFERRING IT TO the MOVIE.
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I think we can address them leading actor/man or leading actress/lady.
Or just 'lead'.
Going back a few thousand years, the protagonist was the only actor on the stage. A very small number of people (mostly students of Greek tragedy) still insist on this usage, but for film the links Tdol gave you are fine.
A bit of etymological background: the root of the prefix is Greek protos (first), not Latin pro (on behalf of), so don't make the mistake of using 'protagonist' to mean 'proponent'.