Actors are talented and devoted workers. However, sometimes, they can’t do everything in a perfect way. That’s when their stunt doubles come along to help. Some movies rely heavily on stunt performers to do simple or complicated things, including riding a horse or jumping off a rock. Stunt actors sometimes have a special relationship with the actors they are working with, but you probably never realized they even have a stunt double. Here are some of Hollywood’s greatest stars posing with their stunt doubles, compiled by Diply. You might be surprised at how much they look alike.
1. Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Jacob Tomuri was the one who acted as the stunt double for Tom Hardy in this movie as well as in Legend, and The Revenant. Hardy explained for the media that Tomuri also learned his lines and did some acting. Moreover, Tom revealed that one of their fight scenes was real!
Source: Instagram | @jaketomuri
2. Reese Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit.
Reese Witherspoon’s character in this comedy-action movie goes into all kinds of messes. These include car chases, fight scenes, and handling some weapons. Reese can thank all this action to Marny Eng, a Canadian stunt woman who has done this for over 100 movies.
Source: Instagram | @reesewitherspoon
3. Finn Jones in Iron Fist.
Although the actor Finn Jones is involved in many of the fighting scenes in this movie, he still has a double. David Armstrong is there for the most dangerous stuff. “He is an incredible martial artist, an incredible human being,” said Jones of Armstrong.
Source: Instagram | @armstrongdavid
4. Alexander Skarsgård in Tarzan.
Alexander Skarsgård’s lookalike Mark Slaughter has performed in a lot more movies. These include Skyfall and Captain America: The First Avenger. Did you know he is also a stuntman on Game of Thrones?
Source: Instagram | @slaughterstunts
5. Gwendoline Christie and Rory McCann in Game of Thrones.
In the epic fight between your favorite Briene and the Hound in Season 6, the actors had a little help.
Source: Instagram | @slaughterstunts
6. Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies.
Harrison Ford’s stunt double, Vic Armstrong, is some of the most prolific stuntmen in the world. Incredibly, he has performed stunts as both of Ford’s iconic characters, Indiana Jones and Han Solo. Wow!
Source: The Cleveland Movie Blog
7. Dwayne Johnson in Faster.
Before you start commenting on how much these two look alike, here are the facts (that you probably already know); Tanoai Reed is actually The Rock’s cousin!
Source: Instagram | @samoanstuntman
8. Karen Gillan in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
The former star of Doctor Who has help of two stunt doubles! Lucky her!
Source: Instagram | @karengillianofficial
9. Grant Gustin in The Flash.
Grant Gustin is one of the many actors who love to gush about his stunt double, Cody Laudan. Laudan has also appeared in movies like 300 and Man of Steel.
Source: Instagram | @grantgust
10. Gal Gadot in Keeping Up with The Joneses.
Gal Godot has become famous with her role of Wonder Woman, but even she needs a little help sometimes. Alicia Vela-Bailey has come to help her this time.
Source: Instagram | @aliciavelabailey
11. Jared Padalecki in Supernatural.
Mike Carpenter has been Jared’s stunt since the first season.
Source: Twitter | @STUNTCARPY
12. Scott Glenn in Daredeveil and The Defenders.
Justin Eaton has been involved in a lot of fighting scenes to help Scott for years now.
Source: Instagram | @jeaton_
13. Iggy Azalea in the Black Widow music video.
You are probably surprised to hear that Iggy used a double, but Caitlin Dechelle did a great job. Moreover, she also did some sword-fighting scenes for Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman.
Source: Instagram | @caitlindechelle
14. Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
Sadly, Chris did not do all those action scenes in The Avengers movies. Luckily, he had Bobby Holland Hanton to help him. “The training for Thor was the most intense training I’ve ever had to endure doing a movie,” said Hanton.
Source: Intagram | @boblydazzler84
15. Ronda Rousey in Furious 7.
Renae Moneymaker was Ronda’s uncredited stunt double in Furious 7.
Source: Instagram | @nae_z_may
16. Johnny Depp and Theo Kypri as Captain Jack Sparrow
The Captain needed Theo to help him in basically all kinds of situations in Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3.
Source: YouTube | Cypriot Smurf
17. Luke Evans and Josh Gad in Beauty and the Beast.
You wouldn’t think that Beauty and the Beast requires stunts. Well, now you know! Luke Evan’s stunt double, Douglas Robson, has also done some stunts for Channing Tatum.
Source: Instagram | @kaskadare
Here are more of the celebrities’ stunt doubles.