9 Sep 2014

Lights, Camera, Double! Hollywood’s Most Famous Stuntmen

In Hollywood, we’ve gotten so used to praising the actor for such an action-packed, adrenaline-loaded blockbuster that often times we forget they have stuntmen doing all the dirty (and quite frankly, the cooler) work for them.

Here, we will let you in on Hollywood’s finest and richest stunt doubles that are literally risking everything.

1. Bobby Holland Hunton

Bobby Holland Hunton

(Courtesy of Bobby Holland Hanton)

This guy did not only double for Chris Hemsworth in Thor but also for Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern and for Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. This guy is so badass that he free jumps from a three-story ledge to a balcony without any safety mats or wires. A former gymnast and a semi-pro soccer player, Hunton’s easily earned his way to backstage stardom.

2. Victor Armstrong

Victor Armstrong(Via List Film)

Vic Armstrong rose to stuntman fame when he doubled for Harrison Ford in different Indiana Jones installments, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. He also became a stunt double for actors in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Superman (1978), Blade Runner, Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers—to name a few.

3. Colin Follenweider

Colin Follenweide

(Via Movie Pictures)

One of Hollywood’s biggest and most famous stuntmen, Colin has doubled for countless actors, like Daniel Craig, Bruce Willis, Kevin Bacon and Shia LaBeouf. He’s became a go-to when it comes to, well, becoming more dispensable than the actors themselves, gracing franchises like Die Hard, Spider Man, Transformers, Green Hornet, Gangster Squad, Ender’s Game, Divergent and more. At 38, it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon.

4. Billy Lucas

Billy Lucas

(Via Doseng)

Billy Lucas is known for making all the action real in movies, Sin City but he was best known as the regular stunt double of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and True Lies. What’s even more striking is how they really, really resemble each other.