Definition of screen test in English:

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screen test


A filmed test to ascertain whether an actor is suitable for a film 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.


(screen-test) [with object] Give a screen test to (an actor): over 100 kids were interviewed and screen-tested
More 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.

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