stuntman

noun
stunt·​man | \ ˈstənt-ˌman How to pronounce stuntman (audio) \

Definition of stuntman

: a man who performs stunts especially : one who doubles for an actor during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes

Examples of stuntman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peggy-Jean Montgomery was born on Oct. 29, 1918, in San Diego, and her family moved frequently until her father found work in Hollywood as a stuntman. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, "Diana Serra Cary, Child Star ‘Baby Peggy’ of Silent Films, Dies at 101," 27 Feb. 2020 The show featured many stunts, including tricky riding sequences and fistfights, that Mr. Drury sometimes took part in himself rather than having a stuntman take his place. Daniel E. Slotnik, BostonGlobe.com, "James Drury, taciturn star of ‘The Virginian’," 9 Apr. 2020 The show featured many stunts, including tricky riding sequences and fistfights, that Mr. Drury sometimes took part in himself rather than having a stuntman take his place. New York Times, "James Drury, Taciturn Star of ‘The Virginian,’ Dies at 85," 6 Apr. 2020 His son Danny Aiello III, a stuntman, died in 2010. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Danny Aiello, actor who excelled as blue-collar heavies and hotheads, dies at 86," 13 Dec. 2019 Brad Pitt, meanwhile, gives a pained but amusing performance as second banana Cliff Booth, Dalton’s former stuntman who now mostly just drives him around and cares for his house. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "The definitive ranking of Quentin Tarantino films, from worst to best," 30 July 2019 Sure, but everyone agreed Pitt stole the show as the silent-but-deadly stuntman in Tarantino’s fantasy. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Oscars 2020 Predictions: Win your pool with these picks," 7 Feb. 2020 When three members of the Manson family enter the Cielo Drive home of star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and surprise his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), chaos ensues. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sound Mixing Father-Son Duo Re-created Family History in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'," 27 Jan. 2020 It’s perhaps unsurprising that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt developed a bond playing an actor and his loyal stuntman in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Brad Pitt reveals Leonardo DiCaprio's affectionate nickname for him," 20 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of stuntman

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Stuntman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuntman. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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stuntman

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How to pronounce stuntman (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stuntman

: a man who takes an actor's place during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes for a movie or TV show

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