stunt·​man | \ˈstənt-ˌman \

Definition of stuntman 

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

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Following the release of images on Martinez's Instagram, the 31-year-old stuntman denied her accusations. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "'Bachelor' star Leandro Dottavio on leave from stuntman job following harassment allegations," 9 Aug. 2018 Oleson only had a limited number of takes to capture the whole coordinated effort on film, due to the inevitable fatigue of the actors and stuntmen. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Wilson Fisk is back and better than ever in season 3 of Daredevil," 12 Nov. 2018 And then the stuntman meets Brendan Fraser at the end. Zach Baron, GQ, "What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?," 22 Feb. 2018 The rocker hired a stuntman to hilariously reenact his infamous 2015 fall. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Dave Grohl Pranks Swedish Fans With Fake Tumble Off Stage at Foo Fighters Show: Watch," 6 June 2018 Maryland stuntman Travis Pastrana did what few have done before over the weekend. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Maryland man replicates three of Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps," 9 July 2018 To honor the legendary stuntman, Pastrana — who is 34 and lives outside Annapolis, Md. — wore a costume similar to Knievel’s, including a white jumpsuit with white stars and a blue V, plus high-heeled dress boots. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Maryland man replicates three of Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps," 9 July 2018 In 2016, a wildfire killed two and destroyed 18 houses just outside of Los Angeles, including the home of Hollywood stuntman Loren Janes. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Steve McQueen’s Destroyed-in-a-Wildfire Rolex Is Going Up for Auction," 5 June 2018 Prior to his talk, Benson detailed one instance during the film's production that stood out to him while writing the book involving stuntman Bill Weston and a scene set in a zero-gravity environment. Andy Nguyen,, "Author takes Burbank crowd on a ‘Space Odyssey’ in library discussion," 14 Apr. 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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: 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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