All about Actors Who Perform Their Own Stunts
The movie industry has really grown over the years owing to the numerous advancements that have been made in technology. Movies today are full of special effects, which makes it easier for the actors since they do not have to struggle a lot attempting to perform various stunts. It may still be entertaining to go home to an action movie but the use of special effects to do stunts has taken out thrill of watching action movies for a lot of people. Still in the movie industry, you will find actors who are not afraid to take the risk involved in some stunts in a bid to keep movies exciting for the fans. Discussed in this article are a number of actors who have managed to keep it real in a world of smoke and mirrors.
The first actor on our list is Jason Statham. This actor absolutely refuses to allow any double to help out in his stunts and hence the reason for his growing popularity. He has been quoted saying that actors who do not do their own stunts are sad. Jason’s love for adrenalin was almost the end of him in the film Expendables 3 when his truck’s brakes failed him. The only thing that saved him from drowning was his history as a professional diver.
Next on our list is Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise is a big name in Hollywood because he has pulled off some of the craziest stunts in the industry. If you have watched the movies Rogue One and Mission Impossible, then you understand just how far enough the man is willing to go for the adrenaline. His willingness to do these stunts will make his name live on in Hollywood.
The third actor on the list is Angelina Jolie. Angelina also refuses to let doubles do her work for her. This has been dangerous to a certain extent since she was left scarred and with a concussion after filming the movie salt.
Jackie Chan is the fourth actor on our list. He started out as Bruce Lee’s stuntman and then went on to create his own name. A lot of children have taken up karate after watching some of his movies. Apart from doing his own martial arts stunts, he has also dangled from helicopters, jumped from moving vehicles and scaled tall buildings.
Fifth on our list is Cameron Diaz. A lot of people associate her with romantic comedies but she has also done her fair share of action movies. She has performed her own stunts no matter how difficult they are in most of her movies. She has done all her stunts in films such as Knight and Day and Charlie’s Angels.