Why there is a need of stunt double in making a movie?
The answer is simple, if the lead character of a movie gets serious injury while performing a stunt, this will lead postpone of all deadlines, the film company will also suffer a huge loss and we will have to wait longer for our desired movie. That’s why they need a professional stunt double. Stunt professionals risk their lives to get a perfect shot of action and get the actor to look like a perfect superhero.
Here we will discuss the top 10 stunt doubles of Hollywood actors.
1. CHRIS HEMSWORTH & BOBBY HOLLAND HANTON
It is hard to maintain a good physique and look like Chris Hemsworth. Hanton trains himself twice a day to look alike Thor. Due to this he has a permanent job for the stunt double of Chris Hemsworth in Thor character. Side by side he looks like the twin brother of Thor the son of Odin.
Hanton has done tons of films as a stunt double such as Captain America the Winter Soldier (stunt double of Chris Evans), Star Wars Franchise, John Carter, Pirates of the Carribean etc.
2. DWINE JHONSON & TANOAI REED
It is shocking to know that Rock also needs a stunt double. Tanoai Reed is not just a stunt double, also a real life doppelganger of Dwine Jhonson. Standing side by side it is difficult to recognise who the real Rock is.
Reed has worked as a stunt double of Rock in many films like- Fast and Furious 7, 8, Rundown, etc.
3. TOM HARDY & JACOB TAMURI
Jacob also looks like Tom Hardy and performed many action scenes for Tom Hardy in many movies like Mad Max Fury, The Revenant, Legens etc.
4. GAL GADOT & CAITLIN DECHELLE
Even the wonder woman needs a stunt double to perform furious action scenes. Caitlin Dechelle doubles for Gal Gadot in wonder woman making the action scenes flawlessly impeccable.
Prior to her career in Hollywood Caitlin has been training herself for 20 years. She ahs Black Belt in 3 different martial arts. She has also worked in Marvel Agents of SHIELD & MTV’s Teen Wolf.
5. SCARLET JHONSON & HEIDI MONEYMAKER
Heidi mainly doubles for Scarlet Jhonson. She has been working with her since 2009. She has done a lot of stunts as Black Widow in Marvel movies. And also choreographed hand to hand fight scenes. She has also worked in Jhon Wick chapter 2, Star Trek, and in Fast and Furious 4, 7, 8 for Michelle Rodriguez.
6. JENNIFER LAWRANCE and RENAE MONEYMAKER
7. MARGOT ROBBIE & INGRID KLEING
8. CHRIS EVANS & SAM HARGRAVE
Chris Evans has several stunt doubles. One of the stunt doubles is Bobby Holland Hanton and another is Sam Hargrave. Sam looks very much similar to Chris Evans in the same costume. Sam is well known for his work in Captain America Civil War, Avengers as a stunt double of Chris Evans.
9. SEBASTIAN STAN & JAMES YOUNG
James works as a stunt double of Sabastian Stan. He has performed stunts in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America Civil war.
10. BLACK PANTHER STUNT MEN
One of the famous movies of marvel studios is Black Panther. Mostly the brilliant action scenes makes this movie awesome. Although Black Panther has many stunt person, but the two main stunt person Khalid Ghajji doubling for Michele B. Jordan and Denial Graham double for Chadwick Boseman these two men performing the action scenes of Kilmonger and T’chala have definitely done their job well to make this movie successful