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17th Feb '17 3:38:40 PM ultimomant
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* Due to a lot of the leads having prior martial arts/ gymnastics training all but the most dangerous of stunts are preformed by the main actors from the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} most notably Stephen Amell (who really does use the Salmon Ladder in real life) and Creator/CaityLotz (who incorporates her experience as a dancer into the Canary's fight style).

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* Due to a lot of the leads having prior martial arts/ gymnastics training all but the most dangerous of stunts are preformed by the main actors from the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} most notably Stephen Amell Creator/StephenAmell (who really does use the Salmon Ladder in real life) and Creator/CaityLotz (who incorporates her experience as a dancer into the Canary's fight style).




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* On ''Series/{{Batman}}'', Burt Ward was required to do his own stunts. This was partly because Robin's DominoMask would make hiding a double's face harder, and partly because the studio wanted to save money by not having to pay another stunt double. Burt was a legitimate martial artist, but by the time the show was over, he had been hospitalized over a dozen times.
14th Feb '17 4:31:10 PM looneynightmare
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* Creator/ChrisFarley did his own stunts for his films, when they couldn't find a stunt double to match his size he insisted on doing them himself.
10th Feb '17 1:33:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/HaydenChristiansen did their duel in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' themselves. When it was over, the crew burst into applause.

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** Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/HaydenChristiansen Creator/HaydenChristensen did their duel in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' themselves. When it was over, the crew burst into applause.
10th Feb '17 1:30:59 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Creator/JackNicholson fell down the staircase in Film/TheShining because Creator/StanleyKubrick couldn't make the double look as convincing.

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* Creator/JackNicholson fell down the staircase in Film/TheShining ''Film/TheShining'' because Creator/StanleyKubrick couldn't make the double look as convincing.



* MichelleYeoh always does her own stunts, which is why she is considered the DistaffCounterpart to Jackie Chan.

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* MichelleYeoh Creator/MichelleYeoh always does her own stunts, which is why she is considered the DistaffCounterpart to Jackie Chan.



* JohnnyYongBosch did his own stunts for ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' after his stunt double got injured.

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* JohnnyYongBosch Creator/JohnnyYongBosch did his own stunts for ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' after his stunt double got injured.



** Not surprisingly their spiritual successors such as ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren typically did many of their own stunts as well.

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** Not surprisingly their spiritual successors such as ArnoldSchwarzenegger Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren Creator/DolphLundgren typically did many of their own stunts as well.



* As the production for ''Film/ANewHope'' was unable to afford stunt doubles, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher performed the swing over the Death Star chasm themselves.
* Willem Dafoe did his own stunts for ''Film/SpiderMan''.

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* As the production for ''Film/ANewHope'' was unable to afford stunt doubles, Mark Hamill Creator/MarkHamill and Carrie Fisher Creator/CarrieFisher performed the swing over the Death Star chasm themselves.
** Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/HaydenChristiansen did their duel in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' themselves. When it was over, the crew burst into applause.
* Willem Dafoe Creator/WillemDafoe did his own stunts for ''Film/SpiderMan''.



* Bob Barker in ''Film/HappyGilmore'', the crew was going to give him a stunt double for his fight with ''Creator/AdamSandler'' but he insisted on doing it himself, earlier he had been trained in martial arts by Chuck Norris.

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* Bob Barker in ''Film/HappyGilmore'', the crew was going to give him a stunt double for his fight with ''Creator/AdamSandler'' but he insisted on doing it himself, earlier he had been trained in martial arts by Chuck Norris.
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* The four main actors in ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' did their own stunts, mainly for insurance reasons. For example, that's really Creator/JonVoight scaling a cliff.
* Creator/RutgerHauer did his own stunt driving on ''Film/TheHitcher''.
* Verne Troyer had to do all his stunts as Mini-Me in ''Franchise/AustinPowers'' because there are no doubles who are of his height, though having a stunt double background helped.
* Creator/SteveMcQueen did his own stunt driving in ''Film/TheGreatEscape'', ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'' and ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair''. In the case of ''Bullitt'', he made a habit of putting his head near the window so the audience would see that it was really him and not a stunt driver.
* The actors in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' almost invariably performed their own stunts. CGI was used to remove the wires holding them up.
* Creator/KeanuReeves did most his own stunts and fights throughout ''Film/JohnWick''. Notable exceptions include John getting hit by Kirill's CarFu and getting thrown off the balcony in the Red Circle (and even then, the balcony scene was made of two shots stitched together into one; most of the fall was Reeves dropped with wires, with the actual impact done by a stuntman dropped from a much lower height).
* Creator/PeterOToole did his own stunts for ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''. As a result, he was injured several times and was almost trampled to death.
* Creator/ChristopherReeve did most of, if not all, his own wirework for the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' films. In addition, Margot Kidder did all her stunts during the difficult "car swallowed up by a crack on the ground" scene.
* Shaquille O'Neal did his own stunts for ''Film/{{Steel}}'', largely because they couldn't find a stuntman to match his size.
* Creator/BruceLee did his own stunts. He once boasted that he was only doubled three times in his career - those involved backflipping and acrobatics that were beyond his ability.
* Creator/GregoryPeck and Creator/CharltonHeston did their fight scene for ''Film/TheBigCountry'' themselves.
* Creator/ClarkGable did his own stunts on ''Film/TheMisfits''. It is believed that this contributed to his death from a heart attack soon afterwards.
* From the Franchise/JamesBond series:
** Creator/SeanConnery and Robert Shaw did their fight scene in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' themselves.
** Creator/RogerMoore, who once joked that he did all his own stunts and all his own lying, did his own stunt driving in ''Film/AViewToAKill'', having been a truck driver in his youth.
** Creator/TimothyDalton was keen to do as many of his own stunts as he could, whether it sliding down a hill in a cello case in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' or running from a very real explosion in the climax of ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
** Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/SeanBean did their fight scene in ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'' themselves.
* Creator/BradPitt and Creator/EricBana did their fight scene in ''Film/{{Troy}}'' themselves.



* Lou Ferrigno did his own stunts in ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', mostly because they couldn't find a stuntman who looked anything like him.

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* Lou Ferrigno Creator/LouFerrigno did his own stunts in ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', mostly because they couldn't find a stuntman who looked anything like him.



** The male members of the ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' cast were really insistent that they do as much of the stunt work as they physically could, and by the end of the season Eka Darville was training alongside the Japanese stuntmen. He had gotten that good. Other actors with experience, like Johnny Yong Bosch, Dan Southworth, Mike Chaturantabut and Brennan Mejia, have also gotten opportunities to flex their skills onscreen.

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** The male members of the ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' cast were really insistent that they do as much of the stunt work as they physically could, and by the end of the season Eka Darville Creator/EkaDarville was training alongside the Japanese stuntmen. He had gotten that good. Other actors with experience, like Johnny Yong Bosch, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, Dan Southworth, Mike Chaturantabut and Brennan Mejia, have also gotten opportunities to flex their skills onscreen.



** Jon Pertwee, the Third Doctor, did as many of his own stunts as he possibly could, even when he had to have his spine snapped back into place afterward.

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** Jon Pertwee, Creator/JonPertwee, the Third Doctor, did as many of his own stunts as he possibly could, even when he had to have his spine snapped back into place afterward.
4th Feb '17 10:08:57 AM hello86
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* Creator/HiroshiFujioka, [[Series/KamenRider the first]] ''Franchise/KamenRider'' actor did his own stunts... until an accident ended up breaking his leg. This was worked into the show with Kamen Rider 2, the first of the franchise's secondary riders, and from then on, to prevent another similar incident, every {{toku}} hero henceforth was portrayed by suit actors. Having said that, while toku actors usually have very few unmorphed fight scenes in the show itself (to prevent the same thing that happened to Hiroshi Fujioka), in [[BigDamnMovie their movies, they often have plenty, and they mostly do their own stunts there]].

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* Creator/HiroshiFujioka, [[Series/KamenRider the first]] ''Franchise/KamenRider'' actor did his own stunts... until an accident ended up breaking his leg. This was worked into the show with Kamen Rider 2, the first of the franchise's secondary riders, and from then on, to prevent another similar incident, every most {{toku}} hero heroes henceforth was were portrayed by suit actors. Having said that, while toku actors usually have very few unmorphed fight scenes in the show itself (to prevent the same thing that happened to Hiroshi Fujioka), in [[BigDamnMovie their movies, they often have plenty, and they mostly do their own stunts there]].
31st Jan '17 3:33:52 PM looneynightmare
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* Willem Dafoe did his own stunts for ''Film/SpiderMan''.
* ''Creator/ChloeGraceMoretz'' did most of her own stunts for ''Film/KickAss'', it should be noted that one of her trainers for the film was Jackie Chan.
* Bob Barker in ''Film/HappyGilmore'', the crew was going to give him a stunt double for his fight with ''Creator/AdamSandler'' but he insisted on doing it himself, earlier he had been trained in martial arts by Chuck Norris.
19th Jan '17 9:17:28 AM LtFedora
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* As the production for ''Film/ANewHope'' was unable to afford stunt doubles, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher performen rhe swing over the Death Star chasm themselves.

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* As the production for ''Film/ANewHope'' was unable to afford stunt doubles, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher performen rhe performed the swing over the Death Star chasm themselves.
18th Jan '17 3:40:05 PM LondonKdS
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* Grant Page, famous Australian stunt artist of the 1970s and 1980s, did the occasional acting role. Among his biggest is as the villain in ''Film/RoadGames'', an Australian ''Film/{{Duel}}'' copy in which his CarFu talents came in useful.
18th Jan '17 3:28:45 PM LtFedora
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* As the production for ''Film/ANewHope'' was unable to afford stunt doubles, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher performen rhe swing over the Death Star chasm themselves.
6th Jan '17 10:02:22 AM nightkiller
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* In ''Series/{{Batman}}'', Burt Ward did his own stunts, partially because Robin's DominoMask made hiding the double's face a lot harder than for Batman, and partially because Burt found out the stunt doubles were getting paid more than him. It helped that Burt was a legitimate martial artist. By the time the series ended, he had been hospitalized over a dozen times.
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