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stuntman (stunt-man) noun

A man who substitutes for an actor in scenes involving dangerous feats. Also known as double.

[From English word stunt (an unusual or dangerous feat) which is of unknown origin.]

"Don Haggerty, 78, wrestler turned actor and stunt man, portrayed imposing characters in 22 films and more than 100 TV shows." Dixie Reid; Farewell Tour; Sacramento Bee (California); Dec 31, 2004.

"After all, here is a man who had endured the torturous regime of a traditional Hong Kong film academy where he was trained as a stuntman for 10 years." Jackie Chan's Real-life Hero; The Star (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Dec 23, 2004.

This week's theme: words related to movie making.


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