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Actors Who Do Their Own Dangerous Stunts

Acting isn’t all glamour and glitz. In fact, it can be downright dirty and painful, especially when actors decide to do their own stunts. While actors often opt for a stunt double to take on their action sequences, there are a few select celebs who choose to skip the double and do it themselves. Why do they do it? Many believe it’s more authentic and makes the scenes more believable. Who are the stars willing to risk their necks to make a movie a little bit better? Here’s a look at eight of Hollywood’s bravest.

Angelina Jolie

Jolie does 99% of her own stunts, says Simon Crane, who has worked with Jolie on several movie sets. In 2010, she revealed she did her own stunts for the film Salt, an action movie where she played Evelyn Salt, an FBI agent who goes on the run after being accused of being a Russian spy. To prep for fight scenes, Jolie had to learn a combination of Muay Thai and Krav Maga, which she did for two-hour sessions three to four times a week. Some of her stunts included walking on a narrow ledge atop a 12-story building and diving through an opening door while firing a gun.

“During her final fight Liev [Schrieber] … She had to dive through an opening door firing a gun … as she carried the sequence on, she rushed into a corner piece of a set and bumped her head,” Crane says in a US Weekly article. Recently, Jolie performed her own stunts while filming Maleficent, the Disney adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, where an action scene required her to be suspended above the ground before flinging herself into the air.

Bell was Uma Thurman’s stunt double in Kill Bill, where she was so impressive that famous film director Quentin Tarantino sought her out for one of his next movies. He was looking for a leading lady who could handle her own stunts for 2007’s Death Proof and decided Bell was the perfect choice. Not only did she do her own stunt driving, at one point the daredevil was even asked to cling to the hood of a moving Dodge Charger.

“As far as I was concerned there was going no other way, and who knows about the future but as far as I’m concerned I would always like to do my own stunts because I love doing them. I think what’s so brilliant about having an actor who does her own stunts, or a stuntwoman who does her own acting — depending on which way you want to look at it — is there’s a genuineness to it that when you’re watching it there’s a gut reaction, a sense of reality. It’s beyond just being aware there’s a stunt double in the scene,” Bell said during a Rotten Tomatoes interview. She also did her own roller skating in Whip It!, although the stunts were a little less dangerous.

Stewart performed her own stunts while shooting the Twilight series. But even more impressive is she also performed her own action scenes in Snow White and the Huntsman, a feat that required her to overcome her fear of horses.

“[Director] Rupert [Sanders] beat me up. He definitely threw me off cliffs and made me trudge through frigid, icy waters. It looks so cool, though,” Stewart said in a Hollywood Life article. “I can actually see the pain and discomfort on my face. It’s awesome.”

Some of her more risky scenes includes hanging upside down (which may not sound that hard, but it certainly is if you have to do it for most of the afternoon), as well as several intense fighting scenes that required armored suits.

What’s so impressive about Ford? The actor performed his own stunts while filming the Indiana Jones series, a role that required him to dangle from helicopters and crash cars into buses.

“It’s true, there was a lot of physical action,” Ford said in an Anything Hollywood article. “It was fun to do. I still enjoy doing that stuff. I was in good shape for it all, and trained during the film just to make sure there weren’t any accidents. I wanted to be in the best possible shape, to be able to do as much as possible.”

He was so gung-ho about doing his own stunts that his stuntman on set, Vic Armstrong, had to step in and prevent Ford from doing some of the most dangerous action sequences in the film. When reasoning didn’t work, Armstrong says he told Ford if he kept doing all the stunts, he wouldn’t get paid, per ShortList.

Statham has been doing his own stunts from the very beginning of his career, a move which has caused him to become Hollywood’s go-to action actor, starring in action movies such as Snatch, The Transporter, and The Expendables. But his reputation has caused Statham to constantly try and outdo himself, he revealed during a CBS interview. “Dug my own hole, if you like. One of the first action films I did. We didn’t have any — any financial reserves to do any green screen or add any sort of a enhancement to any of the stunts. So you know, I ended up doing all my own stunts. So now it’s an expectation. And so it’s a sticky situation I can’t seem to get out of,” he said.

While filming the Expendables 3, co-star Terry Crews revealed to Jay Leno that Statham had a dangerous mishap while on set. The stunt called for Statham to drive a truck, stop it, get out, and shoot. However, the truck didn’t stop and went over the dock into the Black Sea with Statham still driving. What did Statham do? He got out and swam to the top; meanwhile, the truck sank behind him.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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