Check out these 20 actors hanging out with their photo doubles and stand-ins.

A stand-in for film and TV is a person who substitutes for the actor before filming, for technical purposes such as lighting or blocking.

Stand-ins assist in the production process because lighting setup can be a slow and tedious process. During this time the actor will often times be somewhere else. Stand-ins allow the director of photography to adjust the lights for the scene and the camera operators to light and focus scenes.

The director will often times ask stand-ins to deliver the scene dialogue and walk through (blocking) the scenes to be filmed. This will help speed up the day’s production and is a necessary and valuable cast member.

Stand-ins are different from body doubles, who actually replace the actors on camera from behind, in makeup or during stunts. Stand-ins do not appea ron camera. Sometimes, the job of a stand-ins and double are done by the same person.

Stand-ins do not necessarily look like the actor, but usually they have the same skin tone, hair color, height and even build as the actor so that lighting in a scene will be done correctly.

Some celebrities require that they always have the same stand-ins. For example, Adam Bryant is Robin Williams official stand-in.

Here are 20 actors hanging out with their photo doubles and stand-ins:

20. The Rock

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19. Bruce Willis

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18. Jennifer Lopez

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 17. John Travolta

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16. Megan Fox

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15. Robert Pattinson

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14. Brad Pitt

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13. Daniel Radcliffe

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12. Emma Watson

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11. Shia LeBeouf

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1o. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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9. Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckingsale

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8. Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner

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7. Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield

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6. Chris Evans

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5. Tom Hardy

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4. Rupert Grint

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3. Angelina Jolie

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2. Liam Neeson

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1. Jackie Chan

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