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 Turks also had video footage of a body double—one of the men who had flown in for the operation—leaving the diplomatic mission dressed in Khashoggi’s clothing. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "The Saudi Sentences in Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Case Are a Mockery of Justice," 23 Dec. 2019 In addition to being the body double for Theon, Dunbar also appeared onscreen as a Stark bannerman and a soldier in the Battle of the Bastards. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy's body double on Game of Thrones, dies on Christmas Eve," 28 Dec. 2019 For the flashback sequence in Dark Fate, the team did digital head replacement on younger actors who functioned as body doubles and were filmed on set. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Dark Fate's' Visual Effects Team Brought 'Terminator' Stars Back to the '90s," 1 Jan. 2020 Andrew Dunbar, the body double for Alfie Allen‘s Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones, has died. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy's body double on Game of Thrones, dies on Christmas Eve," 28 Dec. 2019 Konner claims that Reiner took out his phone and showed Dunham a graphic photo of a mutual friend next to a man’s genitalia, which was reportedly The Affair actress Maura Tierney and a male actor working as a body double for actor Josh Stamberg. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "The Affair EP Sarah Treem responds to Ruth Wilson exit controversy: 'I tried to protect her'," 21 Dec. 2019 Set in China's Three Kingdom era, the story centers around a manipulative military commander and his body double. Joyce Bautista Ferrari, Marie Claire, "The Best New Action Movies to Get You Fired Up," 15 Oct. 2019 Shortly after the men carrying these bags were seen exiting, an apparent body double was seen leaving the consulate in Khashoggi’s clothes and walking around Istanbul. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "7 unanswered questions a year after Jamal Khashoggi’s killing," 2 Oct. 2019 Turkish officials and a United Nations investigator who examined the killing have accused the Saudis of an elaborate coverup involving a body double and teams of technical experts who cleansed the crime scene before the Turks were given access., "BEIRUT — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, said he bears “all the responsibility” for the killing of a dissident writer by Saudi agents in Istanbul last year, but denied he had prior knowledge of the plot, according to a trailer for a documentary to be released next week.," 27 Sep. 2019

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Body double.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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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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