These 12 Movie Stars Don’t Appear in Dangerous or Sensitive Scenes...These People Do It For Them
It’s possible that only Jackie Chan can say he’s done all the stunts in his movies personally. Other movie stars, even those as strong and fearless as Chris Hemsworth or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, often use stunt doubles.
Bright Side put together a selection of 12 actors and their doubles. These are the people who risk their lives or get undressed before the camera for their famous colleagues. Let’s find out who they are.
12. Chris Hemsworth and Bobby Holland Hanton
To look like Chris Hemsworth, Bobby Holland Hanton, his stunt double in Thor, had to train 18 hours a week.
11. Chris Pratt and Tony McFarr
It seems that Tony McFarr and Chris Pratt found each other. Tony doubled for Chris in all his recent movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, and Passengers.
10. Johnny Depp and Theo Kypri
It’s funny that the real Johnny is getting ready to jump on the left, but Theo Kypri (on the right) is actually the one jumping. This all happened during production of The Tourist.
9. Natalie Portman and Sarah Lane
Natalie Portman had to lose 20 pounds and learn how to dance ballet for Black Swan. However, the most difficult dance moves were still entrusted to professional ballet dancer Sarah Lane.
8. Tom Cruise and Michael McIntyre
In Knight and Day (2010), the most dangerous stunts were done not by Tom Cruise but by his stunt double, Michael McIntyre, who is a famous comedian in the UK as well.
7. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Tanoai Reed
Even such athletes as Dwayne Johnson sometimes need a stunt double. During Pain & Gain (2013), his double was his cousin Tanoai Reed.
6. Penélope and Mónica Cruz
What else are sisters for? Mónica had to double for her sister Penélope during Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides when the latter was pregnant.
5. Tom Hardy and Jacob Tomuri
As alike as 2 peas in a pod for Legend.
4. Margot Robbie and Ingrid Kleinig
There are women in this profession as well. For example, Ingrid Kleinig doubled for Margot Robbie during Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan.
3. Angelina Jolie and Eunice Huthart
Eunice Huthart is not only the permanent stunt double for Angelina Jolie but also her close friend and even the godmother to one of her children.
2. Jennifer Lopez and Vanessa Vander Pluym
Jennifer Lopez’s stunt double, Vanessa Vander Pluym (on the right), performed all the stunts for Jennifer in the TV series Shades of Blue.
1. Lucy Lawless and Zoë Bell
Do you remember the popular TV series Xena: Warrior Princess? Well, Lucy didn’t do all the stunts herself. It was Zoë, a New Zealander and a stuntwoman. She is also an actress herself, and you can see her in Tarantino’s Grindhouse, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight.
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