History Main / StuntDouble

2nd Feb '18 12:37:33 AM jormis29
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* [[http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0585050/ Shelley Michelle]], whose legs and body have been seen in numerous films under the guise of being someone else's, including ''Film/PrettyWoman'' (as Creator/JuliaRoberts -- it's her body in the movie's well-known poster, and her legs in the "boot scene" at the beginning), ''The Prince of Tides'' (as Music/BarbraStreisand's legs) and ''My Stepmother Is An Alien'' (doubling for Creator/KimBasinger, especially in the dressing scene at the start).

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* [[http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0585050/ Shelley Michelle]], whose legs and body have been seen in numerous films under the guise of being someone else's, including ''Film/PrettyWoman'' (as Creator/JuliaRoberts -- it's her body in the movie's well-known poster, and her legs in the "boot scene" at the beginning), ''The Prince of Tides'' ''Film/ThePrinceOfTides'' (as Music/BarbraStreisand's legs) and ''My Stepmother Is An Alien'' ''Film/MyStepmotherIsAnAlien'' (doubling for Creator/KimBasinger, especially in the dressing scene at the start).
4th Jan '18 11:22:54 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}'': This is how the "Stunt Bug" InvincibilityPowerUp works, since Bug is actually an actor in a movie and the levels are part of said movie. When Bug takes this powerup, he's replaced with his stunt double who's invulnerable and destroys any mooks he touches.
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10th Sep '17 4:49:10 AM jormis29
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There are also non-stunt doubles -- for instance, the anonymous girl who played the back of Patty Duke's head in ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'' whenever the cousins needed to be in the same shot together. Non-stunt doubles are usually called stand-ins or body doubles, and are also used to block and light scenes when the main actors are busy elsewhere. The TalentDouble appears in instances where the required action is simply too difficult for the actor: complicated ice-skating or dancing, for instance.

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There are also non-stunt doubles -- for instance, the anonymous girl who played the back of Patty Duke's Creator/PattyDuke's head in ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'' whenever the cousins needed to be in the same shot together. Non-stunt doubles are usually called stand-ins or body doubles, and are also used to block and light scenes when the main actors are busy elsewhere. The TalentDouble appears in instances where the required action is simply too difficult for the actor: complicated ice-skating or dancing, for instance.
29th Jul '17 10:17:05 AM ClintEastwood
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* [[http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0533456/ Erin Mackey,]] who played the back of Lindsay Lohan's head in Disney's 1998 remake of ''Film/TheParentTrap''.
* [[http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0585050/ Shelley Michelle]], whose legs and body have been seen in numerous films under the guise of being someone else's, including ''Film/PrettyWoman'' (as Julia Roberts -- it's her body in the movie's well-known poster, and her legs in the "boot scene" at the beginning), ''The Prince of Tides'' (as Barbra Streisand's legs) and ''My Stepmother Is An Alien'' (doubling for Kim Basinger, especially in the dressing scene at the start).

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* [[http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0533456/ Erin Mackey,]] who played the back of Lindsay Lohan's Creator/LindsayLohan's head in Disney's 1998 remake of ''Film/TheParentTrap''.
* [[http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0585050/ Shelley Michelle]], whose legs and body have been seen in numerous films under the guise of being someone else's, including ''Film/PrettyWoman'' (as Julia Roberts Creator/JuliaRoberts -- it's her body in the movie's well-known poster, and her legs in the "boot scene" at the beginning), ''The Prince of Tides'' (as Barbra Streisand's Music/BarbraStreisand's legs) and ''My Stepmother Is An Alien'' (doubling for Kim Basinger, Creator/KimBasinger, especially in the dressing scene at the start).



* Jackie Chan is a notable exception. He started off his career as a stunt man, and having become a lead actor since then, he still does many of his own stunts instead of enlisting a StuntDouble (although this is less common due to his age and past injuries as of late). Jackie Chan had stopped doing all of his major stunts by the time North American audiences knew who he was, though his publicists have continued the illusion.

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* Jackie Chan Creator/JackieChan is a notable exception. He started off his career as a stunt man, and having become a lead actor since then, he still does many of his own stunts instead of enlisting a StuntDouble (although this is less common due to his age and past injuries as of late). Jackie Chan had stopped doing all of his major stunts by the time North American audiences knew who he was, though his publicists have continued the illusion.



* Most of the Film/JamesBond actors did some of their own stunts, except for Roger Moore. However, Moore was a former trucker, and used this to great effect in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.

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* Most of the Film/JamesBond actors did some of their own stunts, except for Roger Moore.Creator/RogerMoore. However, Moore was a former trucker, and used this to great effect in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.



* Perhaps somewhat ironically, the 1978 Burt Reynolds movie ''Film/{{Hooper}}'', about stuntmen, features a very obvious stuntman, when Hooper is riding a horse.

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* Perhaps somewhat ironically, the 1978 Burt Reynolds Creator/BurtReynolds movie ''Film/{{Hooper}}'', about stuntmen, features a very obvious stuntman, when Hooper is riding a horse.



* In Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay one was used for certain parts of the motorcycle chase when the T-1000 tried to crush the T-800 between the tow truck and the concrete barrier barely missing.

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* In Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' one was used for certain parts of the motorcycle chase when the T-1000 tried to crush the T-800 between the tow truck and the concrete barrier barely missing.



** The obvious use of stunt-doubles is (like absolutely everything else on the screen) a target for nitpicking. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' reflects most people's view of the importance of this as ultra-nerd Neil Goldman delivers a lecture on instances of Creator/WilliamShatner using a stunt double on ''Star Trek'' to his bored classmates. With tragic inevitability, someone on Wikipedia has in fact pointed out that that particular episode didn't feature any stunt work so the Family Guy writers are wrong (!)

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** The obvious use of stunt-doubles is (like absolutely everything else on the screen) a target for nitpicking. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' reflects most people's view of the importance of this as ultra-nerd Neil Goldman delivers a lecture on instances of Creator/WilliamShatner using a stunt double on ''Star Trek'' to his bored classmates. With tragic inevitability, someone on Wikipedia has in fact pointed out that that particular episode didn't feature any stunt work so the Family Guy ''Family Guy'' writers are wrong (!)



** Website/SFDebris discusses this in his review of the TOS episode "Space Seed", noting that it's amazing what you could get away with in 1960s television when the screens were much smaller, often blurry, and frequently still in black and white.

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** Website/SFDebris discusses this in his review of the TOS episode "Space Seed", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed}} Space Seed]]", noting that it's amazing what you could get away with in 1960s television when the screens were much smaller, often blurry, and frequently still in black and white.



** Even with steps taken to hide the doubles' faces, the switches are still sometimes obvious. Creator/JossWhedon points this out in the commentary for the "Hush" episode:

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** Even with steps taken to hide the doubles' faces, the switches are still sometimes obvious. Creator/JossWhedon points this out in the commentary for the "Hush" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]" episode:



** The Disney seasons became more notorius for this than the Fox seasons; this becomes blatant in the Operation Overdrive episode that teams up Creator/JohnnyYongBosch and four Disney rangers. When the five have an unmorphed fight in a warehouse, Bosch is the only one whose face can be clearly seen at all times.

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** The Disney seasons became more notorius notorious for this than the Fox seasons; this becomes blatant in the Operation Overdrive episode that teams up Creator/JohnnyYongBosch and four Disney rangers. When the five have an unmorphed fight in a warehouse, Bosch is the only one whose face can be clearly seen at all times.



** "The Chase" is notorious for having the First Doctor's stunt double appear onscreen with his face clearly visible for ''minutes''.
** The Fourth Doctor's stunt double ended up playing the Doctor in many scenes in "The Sontaran Experiment" as Tom Baker broke his collarbone while recording. The cinematography of the serial is therefore rather weird, especially by ''Doctor Who'' standards, showing the Doctor mostly in head-and-shoulders closeup or in extremely long shots.
** Due to the dangerousness of the garment, the Fourth Doctor also had a 'stunt scarf' which was much shorter than the main one used. Both Tom Baker and his stunt double can be seen wearing the stunt scarf in various scenes where it would be dangerous to wear the full-length one, and both can be seen on screen at once in "The Android Invasion" (when the Doctor confronts his EvilKnockoff). At one point Tom Baker successfully petitioned the costume designers to get the stunt scarf sewn onto the main scarf to extend it to a monstrous 19'1".
** In "The Deadly Assassin", it's quite easy to spot the double in the fistfight scene in the river - Tom Baker's fine hair hangs down almost straight when wet, but the stunt double's synthetic wig repels water and remains in QuirkyCurls.

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** "The Chase" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase The Chase]]" is notorious for having the First Doctor's stunt double appear onscreen with his face clearly visible for ''minutes''.
** The Fourth Doctor's stunt double ended up playing the Doctor in many scenes in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment The Sontaran Experiment" Experiment]]" as Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker broke his collarbone while recording. The cinematography of the serial is therefore rather weird, especially by ''Doctor Who'' standards, showing the Doctor mostly in head-and-shoulders closeup or in extremely long shots.
** Due to the dangerousness of the garment, the Fourth Doctor also had a 'stunt scarf' which was much shorter than the main one used. Both Tom Baker and his stunt double can be seen wearing the stunt scarf in various scenes where it would be dangerous to wear the full-length one, and both can be seen on screen at once in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroidInvasion The Android Invasion" Invasion]]" (when the Doctor confronts his EvilKnockoff). At one point Tom Baker successfully petitioned the costume designers to get the stunt scarf sewn onto the main scarf to extend it to a monstrous 19'1".
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin", Assassin]]", it's quite easy to spot the double in the fistfight scene in the river - Tom Baker's fine hair hangs down almost straight when wet, but the stunt double's synthetic wig repels water and remains in QuirkyCurls.
18th Jul '17 9:04:19 AM tropower
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16th Jul '17 4:41:53 PM Andyxdr
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* In-universe example: In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', the character Damian Drake Jr. is {{Brendan Fraser}}'s {{stunt double}}. The thing is, he's played by {{Brendan Fraser}}.

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* In-universe example: In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', the character Damian Drake Jr. is {{Brendan Fraser}}'s Creator/BrendanFraser's {{stunt double}}. The thing is, he's played by {{Brendan Fraser}}.Creator/BrendanFraser.
15th Jul '17 9:47:31 PM Titus88
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** Website/SFDebris discusses this in his review of the TOS episode "Space Seed", noting that it's amazing what you could get away with in 1960s television when the screens were much smaller, often blurry, and frequently still in black and white.
17th Jun '17 9:49:51 AM nombretomado
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** The Disney seasons became more notorius for this than the Fox seasons; this becomes blatant in the Operation Overdrive episode that teams up JohnnyYongBosch and four Disney rangers. When the five have an unmorphed fight in a warehouse, Bosch is the only one whose face can be clearly seen at all times.

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** The Disney seasons became more notorius for this than the Fox seasons; this becomes blatant in the Operation Overdrive episode that teams up JohnnyYongBosch Creator/JohnnyYongBosch and four Disney rangers. When the five have an unmorphed fight in a warehouse, Bosch is the only one whose face can be clearly seen at all times.
9th Jun '17 9:41:20 PM nombretomado
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** The obvious use of stunt-doubles is (like absolutely everything else on the screen) a target for nitpicking. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' reflects most people's view of the importance of this as ultra-nerd Neil Goldman delivers a lecture on instances of WilliamShatner using a stunt double on ''Star Trek'' to his bored classmates. With tragic inevitability, someone on Wikipedia has in fact pointed out that that particular episode didn't feature any stunt work so the Family Guy writers are wrong (!)

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** The obvious use of stunt-doubles is (like absolutely everything else on the screen) a target for nitpicking. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' reflects most people's view of the importance of this as ultra-nerd Neil Goldman delivers a lecture on instances of WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner using a stunt double on ''Star Trek'' to his bored classmates. With tragic inevitability, someone on Wikipedia has in fact pointed out that that particular episode didn't feature any stunt work so the Family Guy writers are wrong (!)
24th Sep '16 8:36:41 PM JamesAustin
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** Creator/DanielCraig and PierceBrosnan claim to have multiple scars from their stuntwork. Brosnan in fact busted his ankle during filming the pre-titles sequence for ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', requiring production to be shut down for a week while he had surgery.

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** Creator/DanielCraig and PierceBrosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan claim to have multiple scars from their stuntwork. Brosnan in fact busted his ankle during filming the pre-titles sequence for ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', requiring production to be shut down for a week while he had surgery.
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