It surely requires a lot of work for actors to make all their movements flawless and emotions genuine, so viewers can enjoy the final product. But not everything can be done by the actors themselves during the filming process. Some things are too dangerous and require special skills. In this case stunt doubles come to the rescue! These gorgeous people not only have similar faces to our favorite actors, but also put in a lot of effort to maintain the same body.
5 Fun Facts found 10 photos of actors posing with their stunt doubles and it’s actually hard to tell them apart!
1. Margot Robbie and Ingrid Kleinig (Suicide Squad)
Margot Robbie is known for her “wild” female characters, and her stunt double Ingrid Kleinig manages to keep up with her just as well. Gorgeous Ingrid looks just like Margot herself. She worked as Margot’s stunt double on Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan. Ingrid was also a stunt double in Kong: Skull Island, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Hobbit, and American Horror Story.
2. Chris Hemsworth and Bobby Holland Hanton (Thor)
It isn’t easy to look like Chris Hemsworth, but his amazing stunt double Bobby Holland Hanton puts colossal work into maintaining the same body as the actor. “Chris is already huge. He’s much bigger than me naturally, so I have to train twice a day.” — shares Hanton with Men’s Health. Hanton has doubled for Chris Hemsworth in the Thor movies and The Avengers films.
3. Dwayne Johnson and Tanoai Reed (Faster)
It might be hard to believe but Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has had the same stunt double for 16 years! His name is Tanoai Reed and he happens to be his cousin. These guys have worked together on more than 20 films, Reed has been nominated for the World Stunt Awards 10 times, and won 3 times.
4. Tom Hardy and Jacob Tomuri (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Look at the photo and try to guess, which is Tom Hardy and which is his stunt double Jacob Tomuri? Thanks to such a striking resemblance, Tomuri worked with Hardy on films like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, and Legend. Every time Hardy posts a photo with his handsome double, fans go wild, and it’s understandable why.
5. Michael Douglas and Mike Runyard (Ant-Man)
If you thought Dwayne Johnson and his stunt double had been working together for a long time, then you will be surprised: Michael Douglas and his stuntman Mike Runyard have worked together for 26 years! Just look how similar they are. And it’s not only work that unites Douglas and Runyard together. Throughout their time together they have become close friends and even golfing partners.
6. Scarlett Johansson and Heidi Moneymaker (Black Widow)
Heidi Moneymaker is one of the best stuntwomen in the world. Since 1999 she has 74 stunt credits, trains in a variety of martial arts, gymnastics, running, and yoga, and has amazing motorcycle skills and driving abilities! With her athletic abilities she helped Scarlett Johansson shape her Black Widow character into true perfection.
7. Gal Gadot and Caitlin Dechelle (Wonder Woman)
Even a Wonder Woman needs help sometimes and Caitlin Dechelle, the stunt double for Gal Gadot, is always there to make the performance just perfect. Together they make a perfect team and make every fighting scene flawless and impeccable. Honestly, Caitlin Dechelle is just like a super woman herself: she spent 20 years training and has black belts in 3 martial arts disciplines.
8. Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski (The Matrix)
“I was working on a show called The Pretender,” shared Chad Stahelski when his boss stated, “Hey, you look like Keanu Reeves. You do all that martial arts stuff, right? They’re having an audition for something down in Burbank. Why don’t you go check it out after you’re done with this?” That audition became life changing for the former kickboxer and from that day on he has served as Keanu Reeves stunt double.
9. Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Molinari (Now You See Me)
Just have a look, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Molinari look distinctly similar! After a student inspired him to follow his dream, Anthony Molinari moved to Hollywood to become a stunt actor. He’s worked on many films and over 100 TV shows and has won an Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and 2 Taurus World Stunt Awards.
10. Andrew Garfield and William Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Though many people are not fans of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man movies, they still required a lot of work from both the actor and his stunt double. William Spencer is a talented skateboarder that loves masterfully performing tricks. He began his career in Texas and then travelled the world to create his own story of skateboarding. Spencer has not only worked as a stuntman for many movies, but also produces his own original content.
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