Stunt casting

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Stunt casting is a term in casting that refers to hiring of well-known figures, such as movie stars or non-actor personalities prominent in some other field of endeavour, to play small roles on television series and in films.[1]


Stunt casting is used to generate media attention.[2] It may also be employed in order to garner studio support or financing for a project; for example, according to DVD featurette commentary, the 1978 version of Superman received studio support only after the producers were able to enlist A-list actors Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman to appear.

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