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Stuntman Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

  • Bill Hart, Stuntman Sent Flying on 'The Wild Bunch,' Dies at 80
    A famed stuntman from a family of stuntmen, he doubled for Glenn Ford for decades Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'
  • Stuntman plans rocket jump across St. Lawrence River
    Stuntman "Mad" Mike Hughes is planning to fly across the St. Lawrence River in a steam-powered rocket sometime this spring. The stunt has been tried once before – unsuccessfully, by Kenny Powers in 1979. Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'
  • Hollywood stuntman returns to East Texas to inspire others
    He has worked with Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Steve McQueen and Quentin Tarantino just to name a few, and he returned to East Texas to do the high school teacher who inspired him a favor. Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'

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