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Hollywood actor turns wanderer (5)

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nomad

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'wanderer' is the definition.
(nomad is a kind of wanderer)

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(Other definitions for nomad that I've seen before include "Unsettled type", "Traveller with no permanent home", "Damon (anag.)", "wandering type", "one must move on".)

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