Definition of stuntman in US English:


nounPlural stuntmen

  • A person employed to take an actor's place in performing dangerous stunts.

    • ‘After national service he worked as a swimming pool salesman, and jobs as a TV stuntman, circus performer and part-time inventor followed.’
    • ‘So when the team employs a stuntman, a special contract is signed with the parents as there is such a great possibility of accidents for stuntmen.’
    • ‘Horror staple and legend Tom Savini was brought onto the production as a make up artist, stuntman and actor.’
    • ‘These amazing sequences appear to be a seamless combination of miniature sets, superimposed floodwaters, and cutaways to stuntmen floundering on the backlot under a rushing wall of water at least nine feet high.’
    • ‘We've sometimes used actors or stuntmen, but everything you see is based on the account of the people involved.’
    • ‘He began working as a stuntman for Bruce Lee, then a stunt double for Woo Ping, and has directed over 30 films.’
    • ‘You may have stars like actors, athletes or stuntmen, but these guys are all of them rolled into one.’
    • ‘Don gets a break when he successfully replaces a stuntman in a silent western.’
    • ‘Chan credits his hard training at the school to his physical success as a stuntman, stunt double and actor.’
    • ‘It's not just the pilot, but the crew, the stuntmen and the actors who are facing danger.’
    • ‘No matter how sophisticated the technology becomes, it's unlikely that CGI actors will ever be able to take the abuse the stuntmen do in some movies.’
    • ‘This follows an accident with a stuntman jumping off of a boat and hurting his collarbone.’
    • ‘It was written for them and some very elaborate stunt scenes were filmed with the appropriate stuntmen.’
    • ‘They have eight different categories that you can win, like best fight, best firework, best overall stunt by a stuntwoman or a stuntman.’
    • ‘His pictures contained some of the most innovative action sequences ever recorded on film, a testament to the skilled directors, cameramen, stuntmen, and special effects people at Republic.’
    • ‘The company also employed the services of local equipment, stuntmen, catering, casting and rigging companies from Thailand.’
    • ‘But instead of having a human stuntman perform the scene, which would have grounded it in reality, it's just a glorified computer sprite doing the hopping.’
    • ‘His diary shows meetings with Miss Crufts at Edinburgh's Department of Ancient Monuments, and a plethora of appointments with actors, stuntmen and journalists.’
    • ‘He was, in his fantasies, a stuntman, a musician and a member of the elite SAS Regiment.’
    • ‘A stuntman and his model girlfriend flee London and its media circus, and escape to the country, but are manipulated throughout by an advertising agency boss.’
    madcap, hothead, adventurer, exhibitionist, swashbuckler
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