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An agency or department that supplies actors for minor, usually stereotypical or generic film roles.figurative ‘Lynch is a mild, methodical guy, a bureaucrat from central casting’‘a couple of hammy doctors straight from central casting’
- ‘I had no desire to be someone out of central casting for the current hit movie The Forty Year Old Virgin.’
- ‘It hurts that his character is a rich suburban dad from central casting, written as flat as possible in order to maximize the contrast with his explosive moment of violence.’
- ‘They weren't - I didn't get them from central casting, no matter what you've read.’
- ‘She seemed to have been sent from central casting.’
- ‘The baddies are right out of central casting, eccentric to the hilt.’
1920s: from the name of the organization Central Casting Corporation.
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