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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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A good friend of mine sent me a link to a film company which was looking for body doubles for The Hobbit series.
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