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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

  • Stuntman Dick Ziker lists Studio City home for sale
    Stuntman Dick Ziker, who hung from a helicopter in “Scarface,” has listed his longtime home in Studio City for sale at $1.399 million. Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'
  • 'Hunger Games' Stuntman Plunges to His Death
    Carlos Lopez's screen credits included "22 Jump Street," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Olympus Has Fallen." Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'
  • Circus motorcycle stuntman gets $800,000 settlement after fall in Saginaw
    A stuntman who was hurt during a circus performance in Saginaw has reached a settlement with one of the entities that were sued. Read more on this news related to 'Stuntman'

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