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Definition of central casting in English:


chiefly North American
An agency or department that supplies actors for minor, usually stereotypical or generic film roles: Lynch is a mild, methodical guy, a bureaucrat from central casting a couple of hammy doctors straight from central casting
More example sentences
  • I had no desire to be someone out of central casting for the current hit movie The Forty Year Old Virgin.
  • She seemed to have been sent from central casting.
  • They weren't - I didn't get them from central casting, no matter what you've read.


1920s: from the name of the US organization Central Casting Corporation.

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