Actors Describe Their Most Dangerous Action Movie Stunts

Actors Describe Their Most Dangerous Action Movie Stunts

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As an actor, there’s no better way to demonstrate your craft than by risking your life for a multibillion dollar studio franchise. We asked some of today’s biggest action stars to describe their most dangerous stunts, and here is what they said.

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Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

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“In Remains of the Day, it was actually me performing the butler’s subtle but anguished decision to put duty over intimacy.”

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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

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“I did everything you saw in WW84 since no stunt women wanted to be associated with it.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Titanic really tested my physical limits because I had to be romantically involved with someone that was my own age.”

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

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“I’ve died performing a stunt in every movie I’ve ever been in. They always bring me back. They won’t let me rest.”

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Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

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“I’ve suffered a skull fracture, a broken nose, and a dislocated cheekbone, all from filming a single V8 commercial.”

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Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

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“Everything’s a stunt when you’re driving with a learner’s permit!”

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Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

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“While the footage ended up looking incredible, I actually almost drowned shooting the scene in Titanic where Rose drinks a beer.”

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Jason Statham

Jason Statham

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“I work with a stunt coach who had me feel the pain of a bullet wound just in case it came up during Gnomeo & Juliet.”

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Christian Bale

Christian Bale

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“I once had to stand in a room with 15 crewmen and 35 extras for a whole four hours.”

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Steve-O

Steve-O

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“I don’t know. Everything we do is CGI.”

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Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

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“The Harry Potter producers refused to get me a stunt double even though I was terrified of being surrounded by so many children.”

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Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

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“While shooting Die Hard, [Director] John [McTiernan] insisted I crawl through the air ducts even though we were still awaiting the diagnostics from HVAC on mold and pollutants.”

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Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

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“You don’t know pain until you’ve filmed Mama Mia! and fried the living shit out of your vocal cords singing ‘SOS.’”

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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage

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“I insisted my face actually be covered in the bees even though the director said I absolutely didn’t have to do that for Moonstruck.”

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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

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“It wasn’t for a movie, but I once jumped off of a galloping horse only to get hit by a taxi while being chased by hit men down the streets of New York City.”

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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

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“I knew it was risky, but I told the Rocky producers I didn’t want a double to perform my dialogue.”

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Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

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“The floor in Casino Royale was really, really slippery.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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“Don’t tell anyone, but that was a stunt double the entire time I was governor of California.”

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