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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Not only does the body double mimic the soprano’s slower-than-slow hand gestures and other physical mannerisms with eerie exactitude, but her face has been digitally altered to resemble the singer’s. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "Diva Back From the Dead," 14 Nov. 2018 In fact, alongside Olivia (Alexa Adeosun) and fellow boo Kevin (Nick Sagar) is Vanessa’s actual body double, super visible in the frame. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Fans Spotted Mistakes in Netflix's "The Princess Switch," Including Vanessa Hudgens's Body Double," 19 Nov. 2018 On Monday, media outlets broadcast images of a body double strolling outside the consulate in Khashoggi’s clothes, a detail confirmed by Erdogan. Matthew Lee, The Seattle Times, "Shifting Saudi account of writer’s death confirms key parts," 23 Oct. 2018 Witherspoon gushed about her pal in an Instagram video, noting how she's been her body double for an astounding five films, as well as in Big Little Lies. D. Elizabeth, Allure, "Reese Witherspoon's Body Double Marilee Lessley Is Her Doppelgänger and Her Good Friend," 15 Aug. 2018 The latest reports indicate that the journalist’s body parts had been found in the garden of Riyadh’s consul general’s home in Istanbul, and that a body double put on Khashoggi’s clothes shortly after he was killed. Alex Ward, Vox, "Turkey’s unrelenting pressure on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, explained.," 24 Oct. 2018 So much so, in fact, that her record label allegedly suggested hiring a body double named Melissa Vandella to distract the paparazzi and handle upcoming appearances. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "Avril Lavigne Called the Doppelgänger Conspiracy Theory About Her Death "So Weird"," 2 Nov. 2018 Yesterday, the eternal human sunshine commonly known as Reese Witherspoon delighted her followers by introducing them to a woman named Marilee Lessley, who's been serving as the actor's body double for over a decade now. D. Elizabeth, Allure, "Reese Witherspoon's Body Double Marilee Lessley Is Her Doppelgänger and Her Good Friend," 15 Aug. 2018 The film was eventually completed with a mix of script rewrites, body doubles, existing footage of Lee and an early form of the digital trickery used by Framestore on Hepburn. The Economist, "What if AI made actors immortal?," 5 July 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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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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