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

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Another sketches a stuntman whose body barely works anymore. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Bruce Springsteen Takes His Car to the Old Town Road," 13 June 2019 New characters include Keanu Reeves’ Canadian stuntman Duke Caboom and the villainous Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks). Lauren Huff,, "Toy Story 4 stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen discuss their similarities to Woody and Buzz," 12 June 2019 The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as fading movie star Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt as his rugged stuntman Cliff Booth, opens July 26. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Margot Robbie slams reporters calling her a 'bombshell': 'I hate it so much'," 7 June 2019 Speaking of the icy antagonist, Williams also shared a behind-the-scenes photo of stuntman and actor Vladimir Furdik, who plays the Night King on the show, in the second slide of her Insta post with Turner. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones's Maisie Williams Responds to Arya's Epic Kill with a Priceless Sophie Turner Video," 29 Apr. 2019 People watching the parades in all their color, the stuntmen performing impossible feats, the gaiety, the music, measured their ordinary lives against this enchantment and ran away to join the circus. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "When ‘The Circus’ Came to Town," 4 Oct. 2018 The studio sources also reportedly argued that the child actor's father, who has been a stuntman in the business for a while, was on set and was not offended by the making up of his son. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Seth Rogen slammed for putting child actor in blackface and fat suit to match film's star," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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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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