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** If not trained as a stunt performer, many of these actors are martial artists, acrobats, etc, which greatly assists in doing stunts.
# Something about the actor--usually physical size--makes finding a stunt double difficult or impossible.



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# The actor ''is'' a stuntperson ''in his or her own right''--in other words, they've got the training and the skill. Quite common in SilentFilms, when stunt doubles were almost unknown and NoOSHACompliance was a RealLife fact.

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# The actor ''is'' a stuntperson ''in his or her their own right''--in right'' -- in other words, they've got the training and the skill. Quite common in SilentFilms, when stunt doubles were almost unknown and NoOSHACompliance was a RealLife fact.



** Another example someone growing up occurred in the 1980's, when the young star of a popular TV show insisted on doing all his own stunts and bragged about it every chance he got-until an older character actor on the same show pulled him aside and informed him that everytime he did his own stunt, he was preventing someone from getting a paycheck. The stunt double was kept busy and earning paychecks- starting immediately thereafter.
# Smarter actors who want to do their own stunts but are aware that some things are best left to the professionals work closely with the stunt coordinator and their team to do as many shots as they can themselves as well as the lower-level stunts while using doubles for the bigger and riskier ones. The stunt double may also be tasked with training the actor / actress for whom they are standing in in this way.

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** Another example someone growing up occurred in the 1980's, 1980s, when the young star of a popular TV show insisted on doing all his own stunts and bragged about it every chance he got-until got -- until an older character actor on the same show pulled him aside and informed him that everytime every time he did his own stunt, he was preventing someone from getting a paycheck. The stunt double was kept busy and earning paychecks- starting immediately thereafter.
# Smarter actors who want to do their own stunts but are aware that some things are best left to the professionals work closely with the stunt coordinator and their team to do as many shots as they can themselves as well as the lower-level stunts while using doubles for the bigger and riskier ones. The stunt double may also be tasked with training the actor / actress actor/actress for whom they are standing in for in this way.



** In ''Film/MissionImpossibleFallout'', this finally caught up to him as he broke his foot doing a jump across two rooftops (he still finished the shot despite knowing immediately he'd broken it). Naturally, he has ensured the take where he broke his foot be the one used in the film.

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** In ''Film/MissionImpossibleFallout'', this finally caught up to him as he broke his foot doing a jump across two rooftops (he still finished the shot despite knowing immediately he'd broken it). Naturally, he has ensured that the take where he broke his foot be the one used in the film.



* Creator/ViggoMortensen did many of his own stunts while filming ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. As a result, he broke his toe kicking a helmet (which [[ThrowItIn stayed in the final cut]]), lost a tooth, and nearly drowned. He was also described by legendary swordmaster [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Anderson_%28fencer%29 Bob Anderson]] as "the best swordsman I've ever trained" (which is saying something in a 50-year career), and kept his sword with him at all times for the duration of the filming. Oh, and slept in the stables in order to bond with his horses, and bought said horses after the production finished. Years later, he stabbed himself in the leg while shooting ''Literature/{{Alatriste}}'' and kept filming.

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* Creator/ViggoMortensen did many of his own stunts while filming ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. As a result, he broke his toe kicking a helmet (which [[ThrowItIn stayed in the final cut]]), lost a tooth, and nearly drowned. He was also described by legendary swordmaster [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Anderson_%28fencer%29 Bob Anderson]] as "the best swordsman I've ever trained" (which is saying something in a 50-year career), career) and kept his sword with him at all times for the duration of the filming. Oh, and slept in the stables in order to bond with his horses, and bought said horses after the production finished. Years later, he stabbed himself in the leg while shooting ''Literature/{{Alatriste}}'' and kept filming.



* Creator/ChristopherLee is considered one of the finest swordsmen in film history, and had always done his own swordwork--even in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels (though a stunt double was used for the jumping and running scenes). He also served as an uncredited stunt driver on ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Being 6-foot-5 usually required Lee to do his own stunts for the simple fact that most of the stunt men weren't tall enough to double for him.

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* Creator/ChristopherLee is considered one of the finest swordsmen in film history, history and had always done his own swordwork--even swordwork -- even in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels (though a stunt double was used for the jumping and running scenes). He also served as an uncredited stunt driver on ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Being 6-foot-5 usually required Lee to do his own stunts for the simple fact that most of the stunt men stuntmen weren't tall enough to double for him.



* Bodybuilders such as Steve Reeves and Reg Park did their own stunts while working on the low budget sword and sandal ''Hercules'' films of the late 1950s and early 1960s in Italy because their large, muscular physiques made it nearly impossible for the low budget Italian film crews to find stunt men big enough to double for them. And of course, being athletes as well as bodybuilders, it was usually cheaper to just let them do it themselves. Not surprisingly, their spiritual successors, such as Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/DolphLundgren, typically did many of their own stunts as well.

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* Bodybuilders such as Steve Reeves and Reg Park did their own stunts while working on the low budget sword and sandal ''Hercules'' films of the late 1950s and early 1960s in Italy because their large, muscular physiques made it nearly impossible for the low budget Italian film crews to find stunt men stuntmen big enough to double for them. And of course, being athletes as well as bodybuilders, it was usually cheaper to just let them do it themselves. Not surprisingly, their spiritual successors, such as Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/DolphLundgren, typically did many of their own stunts as well.



* Creator/HarrisonFord didn't do all of his stunts in the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films, but still tried to do as many as possible. It got to the point where they were concerned about him doing too-risky stunts that his stunt man (and good friend Vic Armstrong) had to tell him to let him do some stunts, otherwise he'd be out of a job. Armstrong also [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/07/article-0-0BE344D200000578-938_634x486.jpg looked a lot like him]] and would also be used as a stand in during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' when Harrison Ford was in the hospital.

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* Creator/HarrisonFord didn't do all of his stunts in the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films, but still tried to do as many as possible. It got to the point where they were concerned about him doing too-risky stunts that his stunt man (and good friend Vic Armstrong) had to tell him to let him do some stunts, otherwise otherwise, he'd be out of a job. Armstrong also [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/07/article-0-0BE344D200000578-938_634x486.jpg looked a lot like him]] and would also be used as a stand in stand-in during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' when Harrison Ford was in the hospital.



* Creator/SylvesterStallone does most of his own stunts, and has over the years broken his ribs (jumping off a cliff multiple times in ''Film/FirstBlood'' because he felt the shot didn't look "realistic" enough) gone into cardiac arrest (punched so hard by Creator/DolphLundgren in ''Film/RockyIV'' that his heart actually stopped) and broken his neck (had has skull slammed into a fire extinguisher by Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin during ''Film/TheExpendables'' after asking the wrestler to [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor "hit him for real"]]).

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* Creator/SylvesterStallone does most of his own stunts, and has over the years broken his ribs (jumping off a cliff multiple times in ''Film/FirstBlood'' because he felt the shot didn't look "realistic" enough) gone into cardiac arrest (punched so hard by Creator/DolphLundgren in ''Film/RockyIV'' that his heart actually stopped) and broken his neck (had has his skull slammed into a fire extinguisher by Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin during ''Film/TheExpendables'' after asking the wrestler to [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor "hit him for real"]]).



* Creator/VincentCassel, a famous UsefulNotes/{{capoeira}} and wing chung practitioner, did the fight scene of ''Film/TheCrimsonRivers'' by himself along with his trainer and gym pals, who played the bad guys. Unlike your typical Hollywood fight choreography, they actually played it full contact, resulting in Cassel being hurt in the face and his trainer getting a broken nose.

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* Creator/VincentCassel, a famous UsefulNotes/{{capoeira}} and wing chung chun practitioner, did the fight scene of ''Film/TheCrimsonRivers'' by himself along with his trainer and gym pals, who played the bad guys. Unlike your typical Hollywood fight choreography, they actually played it full contact, resulting in Cassel being hurt in the face and his trainer getting a broken nose.



* Creator/KeanuReeves does a lot of his own stuntwork. Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrWRforOgNw Exhibit A]] showing just how he did most of his own wire-work on ''Film/TheMatrix'' alongside Creator/HugoWeaving and Creator/LaurenceFishburne. He also claims to have done 90% of his own stunts and fights throughout the ''Film/JohnWick'' series - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCIgpUTvfsA Exhibit B]] showing him training for [[Film/JohnWickChapter2 the sequel]]. 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).

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* Creator/KeanuReeves does a lot of his own stuntwork. Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrWRforOgNw Exhibit A]] showing just how he did most of his own wire-work on ''Film/TheMatrix'' alongside Creator/HugoWeaving and Creator/LaurenceFishburne. He also claims to have done 90% of his own stunts and fights throughout the ''Film/JohnWick'' series - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCIgpUTvfsA Exhibit B]] showing him training for [[Film/JohnWickChapter2 the sequel]]. 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 being done by a stuntman dropped from a much lower height).



* Both Creator/JohnCleese and Creator/TerryGilliam performed all their stunts during the duel between Black and Green Knight in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. They both had to learn to manage big and heavy swords and to do some acrobatics, though never being recognizable, wearing both heavy armors and full helmets. They both avoided use of stunt-men because, as they said in commentaries, they had a lot of fun in enacting the duel.

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* Both Creator/JohnCleese and Creator/TerryGilliam performed all their stunts during the duel between Black and Green Knight in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. They both had to learn to manage big and heavy swords and to do some acrobatics, though never being recognizable, wearing both heavy armors and full helmets. They both avoided the use of stunt-men stuntmen because, as they said in commentaries, they had a lot of fun in enacting the duel.



* Creator/KevinCostner did all his own riding, including bare back and shooting his gun without holding the reins, during the buffalo hunt in ''Film/DancesWithWolves''.

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* Creator/KevinCostner did all his own riding, including bare back bareback and shooting his gun without holding the reins, during the buffalo hunt in ''Film/DancesWithWolves''.



* In ''Series/TheWildWildWest'', Robert Conrad did almost all his own stunts. One stunt went horribly wrong, almost killing him and shutting down production of the series for 3 months. After Conrad recovered they picked up where they left off, and used the botched stunt in the final cut of the episode in question.

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* In ''Series/TheWildWildWest'', Robert Conrad did almost all his own stunts. One stunt went horribly wrong, almost killing him and shutting down production of the series for 3 months. After Conrad recovered they picked up where they left off, off and used the botched stunt in the final cut of the episode in question.



* In ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' Hawaii episodes, the actor that played Greg did his own surfing scene, and scraped his feet on the sharp coral.

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* In ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' Hawaii episodes, the actor that played Greg did his own surfing scene, scene and scraped his feet on the sharp coral.



** As his castmates in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' put it, there are stunt doubles and there is Creator/JasonDavidFrank. He did, however, become less eager to do high risk stunts after swimming against the rapids in ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie'' while his stunt double just sat there happily collecting a paycheck after only doing the initial jump.

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** As his castmates in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' put it, there are stunt doubles and there is Creator/JasonDavidFrank. He did, however, become less eager to do high risk high-risk stunts after swimming against the rapids in ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie'' while his stunt double just sat there happily collecting a paycheck after only doing the initial jump.



* Creator/DannyTrejo initially came to Hollywood as a stuntman and fight coordinator, after winning several boxing tournaments in the California State Prison system. However he rarely performs his own stunts, seeing it as glory-hunting which risks the whole production if he is injured.

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* Creator/DannyTrejo initially came to Hollywood as a stuntman and fight coordinator, after winning several boxing tournaments in the California State Prison system. However However, he rarely performs his own stunts, seeing it as glory-hunting which risks the whole production if he is injured.



* Dan Southworth, who played Eric on ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', was earlier a stuntman for the series. Back in the day, Johnny Yong Bosch beat him out for the part of Adam on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. He went on to be a suit actor for the touring show. Southworth has went on to roles in projects like his series ''Divergence'', ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'' and the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' series while also continuing as a stunt actor.

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* Dan Southworth, who played Eric on ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', was earlier a stuntman for the series. Back in the day, Johnny Yong Bosch beat him out for the part of Adam on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. He went on to be a suit actor for the touring show. Southworth has went gone on to roles in projects like his series ''Divergence'', ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'' and the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' series while also continuing as a stunt actor.



* 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.
* Even though Ken Kirzinger was a stuntman, when he played Jason Voorhees in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', director Ronny Yu and the producers prevented him from doing many of his own stunts due to him being in a lead role.

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* Grant Page, a 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.
* Even though Ken Kirzinger was a stuntman, stuntman when he played Jason Voorhees in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', director Ronny Yu and the producers prevented him from doing many of his own stunts due to him being in a lead role.



* Inverted in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody ''Film/SpaceBalls'', where the stunt doubles appear [[AsHimself as themselves]] in one scene.

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* Inverted in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody ''Film/SpaceBalls'', ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', where the stunt doubles appear [[AsHimself as themselves]] in one scene.



* ''Film/TheRocketeer'': Neville Sinclair doesn't have one, and is shown doing a pretty elaborate swashbuckling scene. It is referenced later as InsultBackfire and a justification for his climatic showdown with the hero.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/MajorLeagueII'' when its revealed that Willie Mays Hayes has started an acting career.
-->'''Harry Doyle:''' We're told he starred in an action movie during the off season, where he not only did his own stunts, but even his own acting.

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* ''Film/TheRocketeer'': Neville Sinclair doesn't have one, and is shown doing a pretty elaborate swashbuckling scene. It is referenced later as InsultBackfire and a justification for his climatic climactic showdown with the hero.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/MajorLeagueII'' when its it's revealed that Willie Mays Hayes has started an acting career.
-->'''Harry Doyle:''' We're told he starred in an action movie during the off season, offseason, where he not only did his own stunts, stunts but even his own acting.



* In the ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' episode "Space-Werewolf-A-Rooney," Liv decides to to forego the use of a stunt double while shooting ''Space Werewolves''.

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* In the ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' episode "Space-Werewolf-A-Rooney," Liv decides to to forego the use of a stunt double while shooting ''Space Werewolves''.


* Creator/BillyCrystal performed all of his own stunts, most notably, when he loops the rope around the cattle's head, and Curly whistles, making the cow take off, dragging Billy Crystal behind.

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* Creator/BillyCrystal performed all of his own stunts, stunts for ''Film/CitySlickers'', most notably, when he loops the rope around the cattle's head, and Curly whistles, making the cow take off, dragging Billy Crystal behind.



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* in ''Series/TheWildWildWest'', Robert Conrad did almost all his own stunts. One stunt went horribly wrong, almost killing him and shutting down production of the series for 3 months. After Conrad recovered they picked up where they left off, and used the botched stunt in the final cut of the episode in question.

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* The protagonists of ''VideoGame/ChromaSquad'' started out as stunt doubles on another {{Sentai}} show, and are on a tight budget for their own, so they do their own stunts. [[spoiler:Comes in handy [[RealAfterAll when the real aliens start showing up]].]]
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** He also did the scaffold scene in ''Film/DontLookNow'', because the insurance for the stunt man didn't get set up in time. The wire holding Sutherland up nearly broke.



* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger:
** He and Sandahl Bergman did their own stunts for ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', as suitable body doubles couldn't be found.
** He performed many of his own stunts for ''Film/{{Commando}}'', as producers found it difficult to find a stunt double for the bodybuilder. He suffered a dislocated shoulder and several stitches during the shoot.
** He did some of his own stunt driving for ''Film/TrueLies''.
* Speaking of ''True Lies'', Creator/JamieLeeCurtis did the helicopter rescue herself. On her birthday.
* Wilt Chamberlain and Creator/GraceJones did 90% of their own stunts for ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer''.
* Although many stunt drivers are credited for ''Film/{{Drive}}'', Creator/RyanGosling did a number of stunts himself, after completing a stunt driving car crash course.
* Creator/BillyCrystal performed all of his own stunts, most notably, when he loops the rope around the cattle's head, and Curly whistles, making the cow take off, dragging Billy Crystal behind.
* Creator/KurtRussell, Kevin Casey, Creator/ScottGlenn, and William Baldwin did a lot of their own stunts for ''Film/{{Backdraft}}'', and the Stunt Coordinator Walter Scott was so impressed by their performances, that he credited them as stunt performers in the credits.
* Creator/KevinCostner did all his own riding, including bare back and shooting his gun without holding the reins, during the buffalo hunt in ''Film/DancesWithWolves''.
* Creator/AvaGardner surprised ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'' director Mark Robson by insisting that she do her own stunt work, including dodging blocks of concrete and heavy steel pipes.




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* Creator/MichaelCrawford did his own stunts for ''Series/SomeMothersDoAveEm''. Even when he came back for a Sports Relief special in 2016 at the age of 74.


* Both Creator/JohnCleese and Creator/TerryGilliam performed all their stunts during the duel between Black and Green Knight in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. They both had to learn to manage big and heavy swords and to do some acrobatics, though never being recognizable, wearing both heavy armors and full helmets. They both avoided use of stunt-men because, as they said in commentaries, they had a lot of fun in enacting the duel.



* Creator/SeanBean did most of his own stunts on ''Series/{{Sharpe}}''.
* The members of Creator/MontyPython did almost all of their own stunts on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', including
Creator/GrahamChapman (a qualified mountaineer) reading a sketch while hanging upside-down on a rope, and Creator/MichaelPalin plummeting 15 feet into a canal in "The Fish-Slapping Dance" after John Cleese smacks him in the head with a trout.



* Patricia Tallman, best known for playing Lyta Alexander in ''Series/BabylonFive'', more often worked as a stunt artist and fight arranger. This included being the regular stunt and combat double for Nana Visitor as Major Kira in ''Babylon Five's'' [[DuelingShows rival series]] ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.

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* Patricia Tallman, best known for playing Lyta Alexander in ''Series/BabylonFive'', more often worked as a stunt artist and fight arranger. This included being the regular stunt and combat double for Nana Visitor Creator/NanaVisitor as Major Kira in ''Babylon Five's'' [[DuelingShows rival series]] ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.



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* Creator/ErrolFlynn was known for doing most of his own stunts. The only stunt in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' that he didn't do was scaling the castle wall.



** Also in the sequel, ''Fallout'', this finally caught up to him as he broke his foot doing a jump across two rooftops (he still finished the shot despite knowing immediately he'd broken it). Naturally, he has ensured the take where he broke his foot be the one used in the film.

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** Also in the sequel, ''Fallout'', In ''Film/MissionImpossibleFallout'', this finally caught up to him as he broke his foot doing a jump across two rooftops (he still finished the shot despite knowing immediately he'd broken it). Naturally, he has ensured the take where he broke his foot be the one used in the film.



** Creator/OrlandoBloom also did his own stunts. The only injury he sustained was breaking a rib after falling off a horse.



* As the production for ''Film/ANewHope'' was unable to afford stunt doubles, Creator/MarkHamill and Creator/CarrieFisher performed the swing over the Death Star chasm themselves.
* Creator/WillemDafoe did his own stunts for ''Film/SpiderMan''.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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As the production for ''Film/ANewHope'' was unable to afford stunt doubles, Creator/MarkHamill and Creator/CarrieFisher performed the swing over the Death Star chasm themselves.
** Hamill did most of his own stunts in the trilogy, with the exception of backflips and the like.
** During production of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Creator/GeorgeLucas asked Fisher if she wanted a stunt double to kill Jabba the Hutt, but she declined and wanted to kill him herself.
** Creator/LiamNeeson did the majority of his own stunts for ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
** Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/HaydenChristensen did their duel in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' themselves. They trained for two months in fencing and fitness in preparation and as a result, the speed in which they engage the duel is the speed in which it was filmed, and was not digitally accelerated.
* Creator/WillemDafoe did 90% of his own stunts for ''Film/SpiderMan''.''Film/SpiderMan1''. The only thing he had a double for was when the wall collapsed on him.


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** He insisted on performing the stunt in ''Film/{{Papillon}}'' where he jumps off a cliff himself. He once said of this that it was "one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life".
** He and Creator/PaulNewman did their own stunts for ''Film/TheToweringInferno''. [=McQueen=] had several gallons of water dropped on him and Newman climbed up and down the bent stairwell railing. [=McQueen=] also performed the stunt where he leaps off a helicopter onto the top of the burning building against Creator/IrwinAllen's wishes.
* Creator/PaulNewman did his own bicycle stunts for ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', after his stuntman was unable to stay on the bike. The only one he didn't do was the scene where Butch crashes backwards into the fence, which was performed by Cinematographer Conrad L. Hall.
** Creator/RobertRedford wanted to do all of his own stunts. Newman was especially upset about Redford's desire to jump onto the train roof and run along the tops of the cars as it moved. Redford said Newman told him, "I don't want any heroics around here. I don't want to lose a co-star."


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* Creator/AntonioBanderas was extremely adamant about performing many of his own stunts in ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' for authenticity.
* Creator/WesleySnipes often does his own action scenes. According to Creator/DenisLeary, on ''Film/DemolitionMan'' it got to the point where the crew would wait for him to leave, then film scenes with his double.
* Creator/GeenaDavis did most of her own stunts for ''Film/CutthroatIsland''.
* Creator/CaryElwes and Creator/MandyPatinkin did their SwordFight in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' themselves.
* Creator/GaryCooper and Creator/LloydBridges did their fight scene in ''Film/HighNoon'' themselves. Beau Bridges, then a youngster, was in the hayloft watching the filming. When water was thrown on his father after the fight, Beau could not help laughing, requiring the scene to be shot a second time. Cooper was unwell and in pain, but was gracious and understanding, according to Lloyd.
* Creator/RobertDeNiro and John Savage were really hanging from a helicopter in ''Film/TheDeerHunter''. The former called it the most physically demanding film he ever worked on.


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** Creator/CharlieCox did many of his own stunts on ''Series/Daredevil2015''.


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* Paul Darrow performed most of his own stunts on ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In retrospect, he thought he must have been mad, as some of them were quite dangerous.

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* In ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'' Creator/AngelinaJolie did most of her own stunts, the production crew even said that the stunt woman trying to do the pendulum swing got motion sickness while Jolie did it herself.
* In ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'' Creator/CatherineZetaJones performed most (some sources say all) of the climbing and gymnastics in the rafters herself.

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** Another noteworthy instance came in ''Film/KamenRiderGenerationsDrPacmanVsExAidAndGhostWithLegendaryRiders'', where professional wrestler and BigNameFan Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi played one of the movie's villains and got to beat the crap out of Series/KamenRiderDrive before changing into his monster form.


* Dan Southworth, who played Eric on ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', was earlier a stuntman for the series. Back in the day, Johnny Yong Bosch beat him out for the part of Adam on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. He went on to be a suit actor for the touring show. Southworth has went on to roles in projects like his series ''Divergence'', ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'' and the ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' series while also continuing as a stunt actor.

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* Dan Southworth, who played Eric on ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', was earlier a stuntman for the series. Back in the day, Johnny Yong Bosch beat him out for the part of Adam on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. He went on to be a suit actor for the touring show. Southworth has went on to roles in projects like his series ''Divergence'', ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'' and the ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' series while also continuing as a stunt actor.


* 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.

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* Verne Troyer had to do all his stunts as Mini-Me in ''Franchise/AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' because there are no doubles who are of his height, though having a stunt double background helped.


** Creator/SeanConnery and Robert Shaw did their fight scene in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' themselves.

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** Creator/SeanConnery and Robert Shaw Creator/RobertShaw did their fight scene in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' themselves.

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