body double

noun

Definition of body double

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

Examples of body double in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hiddleston would act opposite a body double, with Herron reading lines off-camera. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 29 June 2022 Oscar Isaac's body double was none other than his actual brother! Milan Polk, Men's Health, 22 Apr. 2022 Isabaev appeared on the show but would not detail his role; Howard said Isabaev was Zelensky’s body double. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 An actor reportedly traveled with Willis and would feed him lines through an earpiece, and most action scenes Willis was set to appear in were filmed with a body double. Zack Sharf, Variety, 31 Mar. 2022 Many of Willis’ final films were direct-to-video action movies, and often scenes involving guns or action sequences were handled by a body double. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 31 Mar. 2022 Willis traveled with another actor who would feed him lines through an earpiece and in recent years had most of his action scenes filmed using a body double. Nardine Saadstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 Season 2 of The Mandalorian included an appearance by a younger Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, via a body double and VFX. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 28 July 2021 Sorry, conspiracy theorists — that really is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un making public appearances, not a body double. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 28 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of body double

1981, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

18 Jul 2022

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“Body double.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/body%20double. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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