In theater, the confidant
, same pronunciation) character is usually someone the lead character confides in and trusts. Typically, these consist of the best friend
. The confidant character is most common in romantic comedy film
but often appear in other genres.
Examples of a confidant character, would be Rob Reiner to Bruce Willis in The Story of Us, Dr James Wilson to Dr Gregory House in House MD or Charles S. Dutton to Johnny Depp in Nick of Time.