All about Actors Who Perform Their Own Stunts
The advancements made in technology have helped the movie industry a lot. 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. Though the movies today have maintained their entertaining nature, people are no longer excited to see the actors perform some stunts because most of them are fake. However, in the same industry there are actors who are not afraid to take the risk that comes with a number of stunts. This article seeks to appreciate some of the actors who despite the advancements in technology have decided to keep their stunts real.
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 believes that it is sad for an actor not to do his or her own stunts. In the movie Expendables 3, Statham almost lost his life when his truck’s brakes failed. Statham survived only because he is a professional diver.
Next on our list is Tom Cruise. To Cruise is mainly known for his willingness to do even the craziest stunts. Cruise became more famous after pulling off two of the craziest stunts in Mission Impossible and Rogue One. His willingness to do these stunts will make his name live on in Hollywood.
The third actor on the list is Angelina Jolie. She has done the stunts in most of her movies. Some of her stunts have been as dangerous as to leave her with concussions, such as those in her famous movie salt.
The fourth actor on our list is Jackie Chan. After starting out as a stuntman in Bruce Lee’s movies, he grew to become a movie in his own right. His exciting stunts have encouraged a lot of children to take up karate. Apart from doing his own martial arts stunts, he has also dangled from helicopters, jumped from moving vehicles and scaled tall buildings.
Cameron Diaz is the fourth actor on this list. A lot of people associate her with romantic comedies but she has also done her fair share of action movies. In most of her action films, Diaz refused to let doubles do her stunts for her and went at it herself which has done a lot for her name here. She has done all her stunts in films such as Knight and Day and Charlie’s Angels.