casting casting  /ˈkæ stɪŋ/


  1. (n) object formed by a mold
  2. (n) the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
  3. (n) the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
  4. (n) the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie



  1. In 1925, Tsar Will Hays asked the Russell Sage Foundation to investigate Hollywood casting agencies.
  2. With her mesmerizing performances, Zhang Ziyi is casting a spell on audiences beyond her native China.
  3. Roll casting requires less arm movement.


  1. Casting Call Prank Had Actresses Sporting Blackface, Hitler 'Staches

    The lives of struggling actors are hard enough as it is, but throw in a casting call prank coupled with racism and anti-Semitism, and it's a whole new battle. [ more › ]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: LAist

  2. South LA Casting Call For New Film Revealed To Be Prank

    A casting call for a role in a new movie turned into a nightmare for dozens of young actresses.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

  3. Open casting call for feature in film-friendly Smithville

    Vicky Boone Casting is conducting a state-wide search for young African American males, age 6-8, with great imaginations and natural wit for a lead role in “Sweet Cheeks,” an upcoming feature film shooting in the Austin area in August.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman

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  1. "This year, of course, I'm not on the ballot, so I am here ...... not to vote for me, but I want to join daughter Liz, who is with me today, join us in casting ...... our ballots for John McCain and Sarah Palin," Cheney said.
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: CNN

  2. "I thank you for casting this short, 29-year-old unknown actor with a prominent nose," Hoffman told Nichols.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Dustin Hoffman Source: Worcester Telegram

  3. "The truth is that casting aside the time-honored protection of habeas corpus makes us more vulnerable as a nation because it leads us away from our core American values," said Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont.
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: International Herald Tribune

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