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central casting

noun

Simple Definition of central casting

  • : the department at a movie company that chooses which actor will play each part

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of central casting

  1. :  the department of a movie studio responsible for casting actors especially viewed as a source of people who are stereotypical of their role in appearance, behavior, or nature <a politician right out of central casting>

1957

First Known Use of central casting

1957

Rhymes with central casting


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