They look like two peas in a pod: five stunt doubles who are indistinguishable from the celebrities they replaced. Photo
Actors often dare to perform dangerous stunts in movies or TV shows on their own. To do this, you need to have not only a steely character but also strong physical fitness. Sometimes, however, it is still better to entrust the job to professionals.
Finding a suitable stunt double is not an easy task because he or she should look like two peas in a pod. Well, we should pay tribute to Hollywood directors and casting managers as they often cope with this mission perfectly. Some stuntmen look so much like the celebrities they are replacing that it is almost impossible to tell who is who.
Tom Hardy with his stunt double from the movie Mad Max: Fury Road
This is the fourth film in a series of post-apocalyptic action movies by Australian director George Miller, starring Tom Hardy. The film grossed a record box office for the franchise and even won an Oscar for Best Picture. An important role in this was played by the fact that the action movie was shot with minimal use of computer graphics, but at the same time, there are a lot of action scenes in the film. It would have been impossible to cope without Tom Hardy's stuntman and his character Max Rockatansky, especially since the filmmakers found a stunt double who looked like a twin brother to the actor.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with his stunt double from the movie Jumanji: The Next Level
Looking at the photo, it's hard to tell which of these two shouldered men is the famous actor and which is his stunt double. Rumor has it that even on the set of the 2019 adventure comedy Jumanji: The Next Level, The Rock and his stunt double were confused by their colleagues.
Chris Hemsworth with his stunt double from the movie Thor
The world-famous Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, known for his role as Thor, the god of thunder and lightning in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been working with the same stunt double, Bobby Holland Hanton, for many years. They not only collaborate but are also friends in real life. Hanton once joked that he couldn't catch up with Hemsworth, who works out every day. The stuntman also has to constantly build muscle mass to be the same physique as his "original".
Margot Robbie with her stunt double from the movie Suicide Squad
To play the girlfriend of the iconic Joker, Margot Robbie had to prepare long and hard. She mastered ballet, acrobatics, aerial gymnastics, and practiced in the gym every day. However, she still had to have a stunt double. Some of the stunts were extremely dangerous, just like the crazy queen of Gotham crime herself.
Jason Momoa with his stunt double from the TV series Game of Thrones
As in the case of Chris Hemsworth, Jason Momoa works with his stunt double Kim Fardy regularly. He also replaced the actor in the dangerous scenes of the superhero movie Aquaman. The men are also friends in real life.
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