These 16 Actors With Their Stunt Double Will Shatter The Illusion For You

Diply 24 Aug 2017

Movies rely on stunt performers to pull off everything from simple stunts like riding a horse to complex action sequences.

Some stunt performers have long careers working with just one actor, while others freelance and perform in tons of different films.

Here are some of Hollywood's biggest stars with their lookalike stunt doubles!

1. Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road. 

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Jacob Tomuri was the stunt double for Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road, Legend, and The Revenant. According to Tom Hardy, Tomuri learned his lines and did some acting during Legend. He also revealed that one of their fight scenes was real!

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2. Reese Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit.

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Reese Witherspoon's character in the action-comedy Hot Pursuit participates in car chases, fight scenes, and handles weapons. But the woman behind the action was actually Marny Eng, a Canadian stuntwoman who has performed stunts in over 100 movies.

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3. Finn Jones in Iron Fist. 

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While Finn Jones does do a lot of the fighting on Iron Fist, he still has a stunt double, David Armstrong, for the more dangerous stuff. "He is an incredible martial artist, an incredible human being," said Jones of Armstrong.

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4. Alexander Skarsgård in Tarzan. 

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When Alexander Skarsgård's dreamy stuntman, Mark Slaughter, has also performed stunts in movies like Skyfall and Captain America: The First Avenger. When he isn't swinging through the jungle, he is a regular stuntman on Game of Thrones. Speaking of which...

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5. Gwendoline Christie and Rory McCann in Game of Thrones. 

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Remember that epic fight between Brienne of Tarth and the Hound in Season 6 of Game of Thrones?Of course you do. Well, as it happens, the actors had a little bit of help pulling off the amazing fight. Recognize Mark Slaughter?

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6. Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies.  

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Harrison Ford's stunt double, Vic Armstrong, is considered the most prolific stuntman in the world! He has performed stunts as both of Ford's iconic characters, Indiana Jones and Han Solo. Talk about a career!

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7. Dwayne Johnson in Faster.

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The man responsible for making almost all of Dwayne Johnson's stunts look awesome is actually his cousin, Tanoai Reed. It's definitely a demanding job because Johnson is known for his action-packed films, which have a lot of stunts.

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8. Karen Gillan in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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The former star of Doctor Who needs not one but two stunt doubles for her role in the upcoming Jumanji reboot. We're looking forward to seeing this one.

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9. Grant Gustin in The Flash. 

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Grant Gustin loves to gush about his stunt double, Cody Laudan. When Laudan isn't performing the stunts for The Flash, he appears in movies like 300 and Man of Steel.

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10. Gal Gadot in Keeping Up with the Joneses. 

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Gal Godot has been making a name for herself as an action movie superstar. But even Wonder Woman needs a little help sometimes. Alicia Vela-Bailey has done stunts for the actress in three different movies.

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11. Jared Padalecki in Supernatural. 

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Mike Carpenter has been performing the stunts for Jared Padalecki's character on Supernatural since its first season. That's no small feat since the show is the longest running science-fiction show of all time.

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12. Scott Glenn in Daredeveil and The Defenders.

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While Scott Glenn has done some of his own stunts, he owes a debt to Justin Eaton, who has been taking a beating on his behalf for years. Eaton will soon be performing the stunts for another member of the MCU in The Punisher.

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13. Iggy Azalea in the "Black Widow" music video.

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I bet you didn't realize Iggy Azalea used a double for her "Black Widow" music video. Caitlin Dechelle also did the sword-fighting scenes for Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman and was an uncredited stunt double for Ronda Rousey in Furious 7.

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14. Chris Hemsworth as Thor. 

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We wish that Chris Hemsworth was actually doing all those action scenes in The Avengers movies, but the credit goes to Bobby Holland Hanton. "The training for Thor was the most intense training I've ever had to endure doing a movie," said Hanton.

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15. Ronda Rousey in Furious 7.

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It might surprise you that martial arts legend, Ronda Rousey, used another uncredited stunt double, Renae Moneymaker, in Furious 7, but that's exactly what she did.

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16. Johnny Depp and Theo Kypri as Captain Jack Sparrow 

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Captain Jack get himself into all KINDS of situations in Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 that require the kind of expertise that Theo brings to the role of stuntman.

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17. Luke Evans and Josh Gad in Beauty and the Beast.

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Beauty and the Beast isn't a stunt-heavy movie, but it's still smart to take precautions. Luke Evan's stunt double, Douglas Robson, is a pro and has also done stunts for Channing Tatum.

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