Share this entry

Share this page

screen test

Syllabification: screen test

Definition of screen test in English:

noun

A filmed test to ascertain whether an actor is suitable for a movie role.
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, in NYC at the Film Forum, The Blue Angel is playing… with a special look at Dietrich's screen test for the film.
  • In his commentary, Jeunet says he likes Moreau's performance in her screen test even better than her excellent work in the film.
  • They gave me an outline of my role, and then I had a screen test and a language test, and after that it was time for film shooting.

verb

(screen-test) [with object] Back to top  
Give a screen test to (an actor).
Example sentences
  • ‘I had to be screen-tested,’ confesses actor and friend of the family Brad Smith.
  • The Polish Brothers screen-tested him and he looks a lot like a young George Reeves.
  • She has been screen-tested to provide a video diary for Sky during the World Cup in South Africa.

Definition of screen test in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day gourmand
Pronunciation: ˈɡʊəmənd
noun
a person who enjoys eating…