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5 Actors Who Are Famous For Doing Their Stunts

These actors have gained the reputation of doing their own stunts. Which other ones o you know about?

5 Actors Who Are Famous For Doing Their Stunts

We all love Hollywood movies for the amazing stunts they often pull off through the use of special effects and stuntmen. But sometimes, this is not the case.

There are a good number of A-List actors who go the extra mile to bring their characters to life by doing their own stunts.Most of these A-List actors have sustained many injuries and risked their lives, while on set, due to their consuming passion for realistic acting.

Here are 5  actors who are notorious for doing their own stunts

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Jackie Chan

Jacki Chan has the Guinness world record for “Most Stunts By A Living Actor”. In the words of Rowan Simons, renowned China TV expert, “Nobody has risked more in the name of entertainment than Jackie Chan and this world record is a tribute both to his creativity and his endurance.” From the way he carries himself and his history as a martial artist, it is easy to see why he got awarded with this title.

Detailing his worst injury ever on set, Jackie Chan revealed, “I broke my ankle while jumping onto a hovercraft in Rumble in the Bronx. After the bone was set and a cast was put on, I was told to stay off my feet until it healed. But I had a movie to finish! I went back to the set and put a sock on my broken foot, painted to look like a sneaker.”


Tom Cruise

If there is one movie where you get to see the most amazing stunts then it is Mission Impossible and it is A-List actor Tom Cruise who has made this possible. It only gets better when you discover that at the age of 57, Tom Cruise still engages in the most adrenaline-pumping activities. For instance, in last year’s reboot of the movie “The Mummy”, he shot 64 takes of a plane crash stunt in zero-gravity. He also scaled Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper, which is the tallest building in the world, at 2,722 feet above the ground.

Daniel Craig

Of course, if there is anyone who would perform his own stunts, it is James Bond himself! Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, has performed in some highly demanding scenes despite his reported fear of heights. From driving at incredibly high speeds to fending off bad guys on rooftops, Daniel Craig has established his status as one of the most impressive James Bonds to ever grace Hollywood.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is a legend in the industry and also known for the plethora of Hollywood movies he has featured in. However, you may not know this veteran has also performed some of his own stunts in movies. From clinging to flying helicopters to fighting on moving bikes, Ford has engaged in stunts that would be memorable to any viewer. One movie that readily comes to mind is “Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” where he insisted on doing most of his stunts despite being 65. Harrison Ford hardly seems to be slowing down anytime soon.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is a remarkable actress and someone known for her humanitarian acts but few know that she actually does her own stunts in movies.

She first drew attention to her amazing skills in the 2001 movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and went on to perform more daring stunts in the movie “Salt”. According to her, she suffered an injury on the set of Salt and was scared she had sustained a concussion

“I was bleeding and I have a little scar now, I couldn’t hear everybody well and I thought ‘oh god, I’ve done it. I have a concussion’. But it turns out, I just still had my earplugs in, so I was fine.” she said.


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