Stunt casting

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Stunt casting is a term in casting that refers to the use of a gimmick or publicity stunt to fill a role in a television series or film.[1] Stunt casting can take many forms, ranging from a celebrity or famous non-actor cameo appearance to the use of an actor's real-life relatives to play the corresponding fictional character's relatives.


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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