stunt man

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stunt′ man`

or stunt′man`,

a man who substitutes for an actor in scenes requiring stunts or hazardous feats.
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Noun1.stunt man - a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stuntsstunt man - a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
backup man, fill-in, reliever, stand-in, backup, substitute, relief - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
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The footage shows the vintage bus being pulled along until an explosion occurs and a stunt man flies onto a landing mat.
When an altercation takes place and the characters start shooting back and forth, the stunt man steps back to a flame that is set on the roof to light the patch, and then he gets "blown up" and falls of the building onto a thick mat with wet towels- that puts the fire off," said Nikolas.
So, thank heavens for Evel Knievel, the all-American stunt man and pain enthusiast, who was prepared to do it for you.
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"For a brief period it looked like Jason was about to overtake Hughie in the betting, but following an avalanche of bets for Hughie to win on Saturday night, spilling into Sunday morning, the stunt man has been left at a stalemate as the 7/2 second favourite."
Stunt man Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, drove the all-new Jaguar XF 240m across a high-wire to demonstrate the new XF's lightweight aluminiumintensive construction.
Expert British stunt man Jim Dowdall - veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones - drove the Jaguar XF 240 metres across a high-wire on Tuesday.
e car has already been given a public showing in the UK when expert British stunt man Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, drove the new XF some 240 metres across a high-wire in the London docklands (right) this week to demonstrate its lightweight construction featuring 75 per cent aluminium.
He said: "I was told my scene was going to be the most dramatic in the film, but the director said he had a stunt man to do the jumps.
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