body double


Definition of body double

: a double who takes the place of an actor especially in scenes calling for nudity

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Recent Examples on the Web The highlight of the movie comes later in the same scene, when Stone and Gosling re-create Dirty Dancing’s most famous moment (with the help of a body double). Tim Grierson, Vulture, 3 June 2021 To summarize, conspiracy theorists seem to believe that the photo of Ivanka was doctored or staged, the injection was just saline, or even that the former first daughter was replaced by a body double. Lydia Wang,, 16 Apr. 2021 Wilson inserts a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself into the frame, Shriner enlists a body double, and Bell taps out while leaving a balloon behind. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 15 Apr. 2021 Having been forced to act as a body double for one of Saddam Hussein’s sons, Latif Yahia gives an insider’s look at the life of the Iraqi tyrant. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2021 Johnny starts giving Kreese’s body double a lickin’ while Robbie stands by and does absolutely nothing. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 4 Jan. 2021 Initially, Clooney set out to shoot around Jones’ pregnancy, using a body double and digital effects to hide her growing bump. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2020 With that information, Amazon creates a virtual body double so customers can see how the shirt will fit. Marc Bain, Quartz, 15 Dec. 2020 The president retweeted an article pushing a fringe theory that Navy SEALs killed a bin Laden body double, rather than bin Laden himself, and that Obama and Biden may have had the SEALs killed to cover it up. Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of body double

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Body double.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of body double

: a person who takes an actor's place in a movie or television show for certain scenes (such as sex scenes)


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