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To get an acting role in a production based on connection with the producer(s) or filmmaker(s), especially applicable when the end result is poorly received.

Derived from Kate Capshaw and the misconception that her cringe-worthy role in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" was a result of her romance with director Steven Spielberg. In reality, however, the movie came before the romance.
John capshawed his way into the movie because his dad funded the production.
by Managerial Decision April 19, 2008
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