In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- There's even a star turn from a dog for those who find the human actors hard to take.
- Mirren rescues the newsroom scenes with her star turn as Beatrice's boss, a satanic Wintour like figure in platinum blonde.
- Greg convinces Seth to come into JT Marlin for an interview, which is conducted by Ben Affleck in a bit of a star turn.
- For those who just can't get enough of Vin Diesel's monosyllabic delivery, the ex-bouncer makes his second star turn of the year in this high-seas action flick.
- He also has fun in his star turn as light-opera composer Arthur Sullivan in Topsy-Turvy.
- I, Robot is satisfactory as a story, appealing as a star turn but arresting only as production design - in particular, for its vision of a specific American city.
- He was due to be the star turn in the televised Edinburgh cross-country international next weekend, though now his participation is in doubt, as he is understandably grief-stricken.
- Stand-up comic Kevin McAleer will be the star turn on a four-hour boat trip organised by the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
- The rapper Ice Cube takes a star turn as Calvin, the proprietor of the eponymous barbershop.
- As actor-singer-director, Spacey hogs every scene and makes Darin's short-lived celebrity the occasion for an ego-tripping star turn.
- The real star turn comes - albeit in voice-over - from Valentini, who revels in her offspring's guilt even as she offers cracked nuggets of maternal advice.
- Instead supercar activity will be kept mainly below the £150,000 mark with the new small Aston Martin, the V8 Vantage, the obvious star turn.
- And now she wants a repeat performance - she has lined up Manning to be the star turn at a birthday party for her husband Guy Ritchie later this month.
- Her performance is pretty easily the best star turn to come along thus far this year.
- Michael Radford has made a dutiful film of Shakespeare's play to house a star turn from Al Pacino as Shylock.
- Panto king Berwick Kaler left audiences gasping during his star turn at York's Theatre Royal - by correctly guessing the first name of someone in the audience.
- The film would be merely a showpiece however, a star turn for its lead actor, if the script did not successfully balance Whale's story with those of Clay Boone and Hannah.
- As Mrs Conway, Penelope Keith gives a star turn, not a performance - largely because she appears unable to risk not getting a laugh or appearing unsympathetic.
- Tony McCoy will be the star turn at Plumpton, and the champion jockey looks poised to enjoy a lucrative afternoon.
- Her star turn deservedly brought down the house.
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