The person responsible for assigning roles in a film, play, or other production.
- The fact that he's working with an exceptional cast mitigates his seeming ineffectualness, but I wonder if he's not a better casting director than theatrical director.
- It's a nightmare role for casting directors and actors, because nobody can possibly live up to the ideal.
- It's funny how some actors suggest themselves to casting directors for certain roles.
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Syllabification: cast·ing di·rec·tor
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