Ever thought of what the best nail-biting, action-packed movies would be like without the life-threatening situations or the high-way car chases? Well, we don’t want you to have to imagine that far because we know it’s not easy. However, we are here all to tell you about the advanced film technology, green screen, and stunt more specifically stunt double tricks that are used yo make all of our favorite movies. Stunt doubles never get the same 5-star Hollywood treatment that their famous actor counter-parts do, no matter how vital their role is. They are the ones taking bigger risks in the film but actually only get paid a fraction of what notable actors earn. Their amazing work during explosive escapes or car crashing scenarios never goes unnoticed. Actors really do commend and appreciate their doubles. Regardless, take a look at these famous actors with their stunt double…its really astonishing!
So You’re Saying There Are Two Ways To Get With Thor?
Stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton is very famous in the world of stunt doubles, and for being the long-time double for Chris Hemsworth. Typically, most people don’t remember the stuntman or woman in movies but Hanton has grabbed the attention of roughly 236k of his Instagram followers. Anybody who looks like a real-life Thor is destined to grab the attention of any lady.
Did Something Go Wrong With The Flux Capacitor And Make Four Martys?
Are we seeing things or are we finally in the future? Is it just me or am I seeing quadruple? So here’s a fun fact, its actually not always a stunt double who stands in the for the actor. So here, we have Michael J Fox with is his photo double Kevin Holloway, along with his stand-in Robert Bennett, and stunt double Charlie Croughwell. Crazy right, they all look so identical.
Not Sure Why A WWE Wrestler Needs A Stunt Double
You would think that when a WWE wrestler lands the role in action/ thriller, he won’t need a stunt double, right? Wrong! When Dave Bautista was cast for the role of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, he was sent for acting classes, which was really confusing. Despite having come with a wrestling background the directors still had Robert de Groot stand-in for his stunts.
Harrison Ford Knows Actors Should Appreciate The Help
Many famous actors and actresses tribute their successful careers to the help of their stunt doubles, as they know they would be as notable without them. After filming Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford sent his double, Vic Armstrong a signed photo of him thanking Vic for all his hard work and efforts. Most actors know that they wouldn’t be as successful without the help of their doubles. Here, Harrison Ford sent his double Vic Armstrong a photo thanking him for all his hard work.
Carrie Fisher And Her Double Look Like BFFs
Occasionally in films, actors and their stunt doubles don’t just work together but they can also become friends. Below we see a photo of Carrie Fisher and her stunt double sun tanning on the set of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. This certainly shows how friendships are formed through work. During the scene, Fisher famously kills Jabba while wearing the infamous gold bikini as we can see below. The directors asked if Fisher wanted her stunt double for the scene, but she was determined she was going to kill Jabba herself.
Chandler Riggs’ Double Is A 33-Year-Old Woman
The only stunt double requirement is to basically look very much like the actor…the age and gender don’t exactly matter. The stunt double who played Chandler Riggs character -Carl Grimes in The Walking Dead is actually a 23-year-old woman named Emily Brobst. Who would’ve ever thought? But did you know that female stunt doubles are quite common for younger males as most older men are too stumpy for young boys who haven’t hit puberty yet. The logic behind this makes perfect sense!
The Rock’s Stunt Double Is His Cousin
For those who think being friends with your stunt double is kinda weird, maybe its better to have a body double who is part of your family. Well, this is exactly what Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson did…he took things up a notch with his cousin, Tanoai Reed taking the role of his stunt double. However, Reed has been The Rock’s double ever since 2002 from the set of The Scorpion King. Reed once confessed that he really enjoys being his cousin’s stunt double because it keeps him in excellent physical shape.
Ian McKellan Needed A Bit Of Help For Height
Rumors often circulate that there are numerous directors and assistants that mistake the stunt doubles for the real actors, however, we don’t think this would ever happen with Ian McKellan’s doubles. Most of the time his usual doubles look similar to a hobbit than a wizard. As for his other double, there’s no reason for them to ever mess up.
J-Lo’s Double Has Cheekbones That Could Kill
Believe it or not but stunt double arent only in movies and TV shows. During one of Jennifer Lopez’s music video, she used a stand-in for many of the scenes. While recording the music video “Follow the Leader,” J-Lo was replaced with an obscure male stuntman who not only rocked her makeup but her hairstyle too. Anyone who can pull off a J-Lo look and look incredible deserves to be highly commended!
Apparently, There Is Someone Out There As Jacked As Arnold Schwarzenegger
When it comes to finding a body for Arnold Schwarzenegger, let’s be realistic this is not the easiest thing to do. Searching for someone who looks just like this unique man with the same build doesn’t isn’t a walk in the park. Producers needing stunt double in Schwarzenegger’s films have to actively search for someone who is somewhat identical to The Governator. Luckily this was accomplished….Peter Kent got the part. Here we see the twosome on the set of Commando. This is the pure definition of legendary!
We Should Get Double The Swordfights In Game of Thrones
Let’s talk about two of the most terrifying characters to date, Brienne of Tarth and The Hound. But when you see their stunt doubles, you’ll see they are just as frightening as the actors themselves. Don’t think anyone would want to come across one of these four in a dark alley at night. look just as scary. This awesome photo was taken right after Brianne and The Hound’s legendary fight at the end of season four.
During the 1970s Lynda Carter was the feminist icon behind Wonder Woman. But a lot of it would not have been possible if it wasn’t her for her stunt double, Jeannie Epper. Back in the day when Wonder Woman was being filmed, Epper only received $250 a day to spring off buildings, get hit by cars, and do all the amazing things Wonder Woman had to do in order to save the world.
Quvenzhané Wallis Legally Needed A Stunt Double
On the set of Annie, Quvenzhané Wallis really pushed to try and do all of her own stunts. However, since she was only 10 years old, this would be a serious lawsuit just waiting to unfold. Here we can see that she didn’t get her way and that her body double is quite noticeably older than she is. It must have been weird for her double to be wearing kids’ clothes while singing along to all the tunes.
I Wouldn’t Want To Cross Uma Thurman Or Her Stunt Double Zoe Bell
So often the stunt doubles look incredibly similar to the actors that it’s hard to believe that the famous actors we know and love, didn’t actually do all the hard work. In the film, Kill Bill Vol 1 and Kill Bill Vol 2, Uma Thurman is one hectic force to be reckoned with but unfortunately, all the credit is due to Zoe Bell- her stunt double. Sometimes when we find out things like this, its more disappointing than anything, right?
Any Italian 40-Year-Old From Chicago Can Look Like Marc Ruffalo
The majority of the time, stunt doubles are required to look somewhat similar to their actor counterparts. However, when it came to getting a body double for Anthony Molinari, the similarities between the two were surprisingly scary…obviously in a good way! look way too close for comfort. Molinari has not only been a stunt double for George Clooney but for Jeremy Renner as well. This is what we consider an astounding accomplishment.
Ladies Of The Internet Love Having Two Chris Pratts
Initially, we had two Chris Hemsworths, and we have two Chris Pratts. What is with all these beautiful Chris’ and what did we do to deserve such eye-candy? Pratt’s body double Tony McFarr has been with him for quite some time. He played his stunt double in Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, and Avengers: Infinity War. Pretty remarkable, right? Either way, they are both doing a superb job together!
Tony Angelotti Almost Died While Filming Pirates of the Caribbean
Most stunts doubled report that their work is not always fun and games. Johnny Depp’s double for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise actually almost died during one of the “human yo-yo” scenes. So Tony Angelotti did something that he thought would be in his best interest even though it is not common. He sued Walt Disney Co….want to know why this isn’t exactly a frequent occurrence. Well, it is believed that this kind of behavior could actaully endanger their future jobs.
Lowkey, These Loki Doubles Are Freaky
Did you have to look twice at this picture? Well, we did too. This picture photo of Tom Hiddleston and his stunt doubles really had us shocked- but obviously in a good way! How is it possible for three strangers to look so similar to each other? It seems as though, Hiddleston tries to do a lot of his own stunts, but no that is really not the case. He is truly just the actor, and his stuntmen are there to do the ‘dirty’ work.
Two Times The Little Monsters
We know the dangers one Harley Quinn can cause, now imagine the thought of two…double the trouble! Its quite a scary thought ot think what two could possibly get up to. Margot Robbie’s body double, Ingrid Kleinig is also a double for another famous, Evangeline Lily. Kleinig switched in for Lily in The Hobbit and Ant-Man. So cool, don’t you agree?
Spidey Caught Wearing Pants
Did you ever think you’d see the day where Spider-Man is wearing pants? Well, here you are! Spidey is on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. You’re probably wondering the same thing as we are….why is the stunt double wearing pants? Surely audiences will automatically pick that up, right? Kind of weird but we’ll just leave it all up to the professionals.
Ben Number Two
What the chances of finding someone who is just as good looking as Ben Affleck? Unless it’s his brother, probably not very high. However this body double got the facial hair down to a tee, but he didn’t quite get the youthful glow that Affleck has. We’re not complaining though! This great shot was taken in Hawaii and just so happens to be the fifth movie that these two collaborators have worked on together. Who would have even guessed?
Double Brad, Double Rad
We’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but no Brad Pitt has never performed any of his own stunts in any of the films he has acted in. If you don’t believe us…well here is the proof. But the good news is, he and his body double sure do look strikingly similar, especially with their facial features. No matter how hard it is to find someone who looks remotely similar to Pitt, this one was quite a success.
Two Vamps For The Price Of One
Back in the day, Robert Pattinson was once every teenage girl’s crush, especially during the times of the ever so popular film, when the Twilight. With such a beautiful face like this, it would be a huge shame to damage it due to the stunts in the movie. Fortunately for his stunt double, Preston Johnson he was able to do the job really well and save the good looking guy for all the ladies!
No Magic Here
In case you’re wondering, photoshop was not used in this image. This is indeed the double who assisted Rupert Grint to pull off all of the remarkable wizardry stunts Grint performed in Harry Potter. Although they look very similar in looks with the same hair, performing all the weird and wonderful tricks was definitely not easy. Grint was extremely grateful for all his help, especially that he had a double to dash away from the terrifying spiders.
Seeing Double LaBeouf
Let’s be fair, could the world really handle two Shia LaBeoufs’? Probably not, there would be too many women yelling and doing what they can for their attention. Either way, it turns out that LaBeouf relies on his stunt double in order to endure all the thrilling action stunts.
The Twilight Zone
For all of you who drooled over Taylor Lautner in the Twighlight series, you may also want to take a closer look at his stunt double. This right here is double eye candy! It also seems that the two bonded during the filming and eventually formed a close relationship.
When you’re as big and successful as Bruce Willis, it seems as though one body double is not enough! It makes sense as the brilliant actor has “performed” some difficult and nerve-racking scenes. Here we see on the set of Die Hard, Wills with two of his stunt doubles. It appears that one of the body doubles is on standby just in case the other ones get injured. Talk about some hectic stunts…
Are Two Travolta’s Enough?
Let’s be honest, John Travolta probably does not need any stunt double to switch him out. But perhaps we’re missing out on some important information because here we see a body double who looks very similar to Travolta. Throughout all the movies he has starred in, there have been numerous ones where he needed a stunt double by his side. If you ask us, we think this is kind of cool!
Twice The Captain
Wow, what is with all the Chris’ on our list? Even the hero of all heroes- Captain America needs a little help from a stunt double. No matter how talented and capable is, he just can’t do it all alone. Producers mainly don’t want this amazing star to get hurt or injured while performing his heroic actions….no one would want to put Chris Evans in any risky situation. But we do still wonder how of the stunts this Marvel star tries on his own.
More Magical Doubles
Here is another wizardry double. This was taken during the filming of the first Harry Potter film. Although Emma Watson and her body double don’t look that much alike, for this scenario it was more the physique that counted than the appearance. This may have been a spell gone wrong, but if you ask us this stunt double did an excellent job.
His Name Is Bond
James Bond has always been notorious for putting his life in danger and has ‘performed’ a great deal of stunts. This never stopped him doing life, its how he made a living right? Daniel Craig and his body double are seen here practicing some stunts with the aim of perfecting them. Whatever they did, they sure did a brilliant job and pulled it off well.
We all love a good Will Smith movie! However, in case you didn’t know Smith doesn’t pull off the escapades alone…he too has a body double. We get it, Smith prefers to keep his body safe from harm so that he can continue making great films for us to enjoy. Will has been in a lot of movies that have some intense action so we’re so glad he has a stand-in to do all the dirty work.
The Last Magician
Our list would never be complete without the ultimate wizard- Harry Potter! For the entire movie series, Daniel Radcliffe’s body double was just as important as he was but it seems as though they were sadly not paid the same amount of money. Harry Potter is known to be not the most athletic person so having a body double was probably not the worst idea.
Two Fox’s, Wow
Can you imagine having two Megan Fox’s in the world? Every man’s dream come true, right? The producers of the Transformers were very successful in finding a body double who looks a lot like the real Megan Fox. We know what you’re thinking though, there’s only one Megan and no one could possible come close to her beauty. But we have to give it to her double, she did an excellent job.
Zac Needs A Bigger Double
Prior to Zac Efron being the gorgeous hunk he is today, the High School Musical star was just a slender young man. He was more of the boy next door type of guy that all girls had a crush on. Even though the actor is a bulkier hunk, he still requires stunt double. days. It seems for the film Dirty Grandma, producers found the right person for this super funny comedy.
Double De Niro
Robert De Niro is no youngster anymore, but that doesn’t take away from how successful and incredible he truly is. During his prime time he may have been able to big up this man below, but sadly he is no longer capable. At 76 years old, he needs a lot more assistance than he wants to believe. Luckily his body double is there for him to pull off all the difficult moves.
From Doctor To Stunts
Patrick Dempsey is not only an admired TV show surgeon but he’s actually also a wealthy villain. And we all know that a decent villain needs their very own stunt double. While filming the Transformers he no doubt needed a body double to performed all of the harsh action scenes. Here, we see Dempsey in the middle of an action scene. Side by side you may have some trouble telling the difference between the two but we all know who the better looking one is.
The Falcon Needs Another
When it comes to any film on the same lines as The Avengers, no questions asked stunt doubles need to be used! Anthony Mackie, who plays The Flacon was fortunate enough to have Aaron Toney with him while filming. Action-packed and extremely mind-blowing, no one would want the ‘real’ superhero to get hurt or wounded. Here we see Mackie explaining to Toney how the moves are done. Really interesting, right?
Wait A Minute…
So the truth is that Tom Cruise actually did a lot of his own stunts…when he was a lot younger. But nowadays even though Cruise insists on doing all the flips and tricks, he too needs a body double especially as he still wants to act in all these action-packed films. Here we can see during the filming of Mission Impossible Cruise with his body double….honestly they look quite similar.