3 Amazing Tinseltown Stuntmen

3 Amazing Tinseltown Stuntmen

3 Amazing Tinseltown Stuntmen

They are liable for some of the most exhilarating scenes we glimpse in films. Yet, most stuntmen (and women) are essentially anonymous to the general masses. They labor untiringly, positioning themselves in significant danger to pull off dangerous automobile pursuits, drops, and combat scenes. And all the while allowing the marquee entertainers to take the recognition and accept acclaim. However, if it weren't for skilled stuntmen and women, the films we adore would not be as thrilling, and the Hollywood bank coffers would not be as crowded with capital. So, our professional stunt drivers regard it as the moment to provide some long-overdue tribute to legendary stunt entertainers.

Here are 3 of Hollywood's most renowned stunt performers and their notable parts.

Dar Robinson

Hailed as the most distinguished stuntman of all time, Dar Robinson shattered 19 World Records and established 21 World's Firsts in stunts during his life, including leaping off the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, in 1980. Dar Robinson also designed the Decelerator, a dragline cord instead of an airbag for stunts involving jumps from lofty locations. The Decelerator permits the photographer to capture a top-down perspective of a stuntman as he falls without showing an airbag in the background. During the 70s and 80s, Dar Robinson accomplished stunts for massively favored TV shows and films, including Rollerball, The Fall Guy, Magnum Force, and To Live and Die In LA.

One of the final flicks that Dar Robinson performed on was the original Lethal Weapon movie devoted to his remembrance. And in his whole career, Dar Robinson never damaged one bone in his body. Sadly, this accomplished stuntman perished in 1986 when he accidentally propelled his motorcycle off a bluff while filming a stunt for Million Dollar Mystery. An investigation into his demise governed that Dar Robinson accidentally struck the bike's accelerator instead of the brake, provoking it to speed off the precipice.

Vic Armstrong

The Guinness Book of World Records considers Vic Armstrong is the most creative stunt double in movie history. And what an incredible stunt double he has proven to be! Vic Armstrong doubled Harrison Ford in the first three Indiana Jones movies, Christopher Reeves in Superman and Superman II,  and George Lazenby as James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Armstrong has also harmonized many of the action arrangements in James Bond movies, including most skiing performances. In addition, he is the guy liable for the stunt feats in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He was granted a lifetime achievement award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Technical Achievement Academy Award for his accomplishments. He is wedded to stunt lady Wendy Leech.

Buster Keaton

Often called the 'original stunt performer,' Buster Keaton was a dignitary during Hollywood's silent film era in the 1920s. And his films were famous for featuring some remarkably complicated, unique, and hazardous stunts – all of which were developed and executed by Buster Keaton himself, prior to CGI and other special effects. When Keaton leaped from a moving train or barely escaped a structure collapsing on him, those things were real. A director and performer, Buster Keaton gloried pushing the limits with his stunts and thrilling spectators. Watching his films today helps you admire what he could achieve with practically no special effects to work with.

These are just a few of the incredible stunt actors in famous films. Contact us today if you need stunt drivers for your next production!

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