10. Christopher Lee in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Christopher Lee was an amazing actor (may he rest in peace). He was probably best known for his roles in Lord of the Rings (as Saruman) and in Star Wars (as Count Dooku), though his career stretched back for over half a century. This guy had been acting since the 40s; that is dedication! But a man of his age can hardly be expected to do all of his stunts himself, especially when those stunts involve lightsaber battles and moderately intense gymnastic moves. However, Christopher Lee did do a shocking amount of his own work and boasted the most sword fights in front of the camera (a record we believe he still holds to this day). His double did most of the fighting, though, and Lee’s face was digitally put over the double’s in the final film. We love Lee and all of his skillful work on the screen, and he is certainly missed.
11. Chris Pratt in Jurassic World
If you’ve seen any of Chris Pratt‘s work on Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy, or even his low-key stuff in Parks and Recreation, you know that Chris is not at all afraid of getting his hands dirty. The actor is a very daring and caution-to-the-wind type who isn’t afraid to try anything at least once. That said, Jurassic World had some pretty magnificent stunts in it. You think that was really Chris running from a dinosaur? Well, it wasn’t (though for other reasons… the dinosaurs had stunt doubles, too). Tony McFarr was Chris’ stunt double in the dino-mite movie, and the two actually worked so well together that Tony came on to help Chris in shooting Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The two may not look like identical twins, but they certainly look like they could be brothers. Honestly, we’re just as excited to see Tony’s work in the upcoming Guardians movie as we are to see Chris’!
12. Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe had a lot of stunts when he was acting as The Boy Who Lived, and, as we mentioned before when talking about Chandler Riggs and other child actors, kids always need more stunt-people around. Daniel’s stunt double was David Holmes. The two filmed the first six movies of the series together, delightfully sharing the role of the titular character, but while filming Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part One, David was thrown against a wall, and he fractured his neck. He sadly suffered irreparable injuries that have paralyzed him for the rest of his life — and he’s only 25. “Dave was always an incredibly important person in my life,” Radcliffe opened up about the tragedy. “I would hate for people to… God, ‘oh there’s Dan Radcliffe with a person in a wheelchair.’”
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