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body double

n.
A movie actor who substitutes for a leading performer, especially in distance shots or scenes not involving the face, such as close-ups of a portion of the body.

body double

n
(Film) films a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face

bod′y dou`ble


n.
a person whose body is shown in a movie or TV show in substitution for a leading actor, esp. in a nude scene.
[1990–95]
Translations
dubler
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This specimen is so spectacular that none of his body doubles come up to scratch and he has to do his nude scenes himself.
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Not that we can feel too superior, not when every mag takes its airbrush to celebs' photos and when some of our more famous stars invariably have body doubles for those bits of them which don't quite match their carefully constructed, plastic image.
Let's keep it Scouse: Kim Cattrall from Sex the City, Liza Tarbuck or how about one of the Atomic Kittens with the other two as body doubles.
His work is a flowchart of representational strategies (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography) and, in a way, he uses green blobs because they are convenient body doubles for imagination.
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