A surrogate. A stunt double - someone who does your fight scenes (look at old episodes of Star Trek to see some classic bad editing of stunt footage) and your falls from third-storey windows. Jackie Chan doesn't need a stunt double - he's Da Man! Saddam Hussein is thought to have a network of stand-ins (latter-day food tasters); if you hear reports of Saddam being shot or otherwise harmed, wait until it's confirmed it's really him, and not just one of his faux-Saddams.

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