Stuntman Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
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Stuntman Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
A stuntman is a man or a woman who performs dangerous acts usually within the television or movie production industry. In this line of work the stuntman (or woman) is paid to do those actions that are deemed too dangerous for the regular actor to perform, these include jumping from a height, falling down, being in a car crash, or pretending to fight with weapons such as swords or knives. These stunts are usually presented as a small feature within a larger production.
Action movies, war movies, martial arts movies, and crime television shows use many stuntmen to do the dangerous actions depicted in the movies or shows. Jackie Chan and the Blue Angels are examples of stuntmen who perform this kind of work.
There are, however, other stuntmen that present dangerous stunts to a live audience as entertainment in their own right rather than as part of a larger story. Sometimes these are as standalone effects and sometimes as a feature within a larger stunt show. Escape artists, sword swallowers and other circus and sideshow acts are an example of this.
Stuntman Sample Sentences in News
- Flaming Russian survives leap off building
A Russian stuntman has set himself on fire before flinging himself off a 30-metre high building. Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'
- Riley Keough weds
Riley Keough married stuntman Ben Smith-Peterson in California yesterday (04.02.15), after around a year of dating. Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'
- Elvis Presley's granddaughter marries stuntman
The King of Rock n' Roll is surely smiling down and doing a little celebratory dance right now. Riley Keough, actress and granddaughter of the iconic Elvis Presley, has wed longtime boyfriend Ben Smith-Peterson, E! News confirms. Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'