The world needs more Tom Hardy’s, Emilia Clarke’s, and Chris Hemsworths, right? Actors need stunt doubles for films, and those doubles have to be exact copies of themselves. We have compiled a list of the twenty two hottest male and female stunt doubles, with their acting counterparts. You will get a real look at who you are really watching on screen when these characters are doing cool flips, crazy stunts, jumping into thin air or saving the world
This is Scottish actress, Karen Gillan dressed as her character, Ruby Roundhouse (or Martha, outside of the game) for the movie ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’, pictured with two of her stunt doubles. Gillan has also been in a number of big-budget films such as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and a few Avenger films.
We all agree that you can never replace The Rock but you can clone him. On the right is Dwayne’s stuntman, Tanoai Reed. Its surprising that they were able to find a lookalike that was so muscly. Lucky for us, they found Tanoai. He is actually the Rock’s cousin. They have the same smile, same nose, even the same jaw shape.
The woman on the right is Sarah. On the left is Sophia Crawford, Sarah’s awesome double from London. Sarah played the lead role in a TV show with Sophia for 144 episodes. It’s pretty cool to think we were actually watching Sophia a lot of the time.
It looks like if there’s anything more dangerous than one Harley Quinn, it’s two of them. Margot Robbie’s stunt double, Ingrid Kleinig, is known for her daring stunts and physical abilities. Apart from her work on the film ‘Suicide Squad’, she also did stunts for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road, Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and ‘Justice League’. Kleinig has said hat the most challenging stunt she has had to perform in her career was learning how to hold her breath underwater for five minutes while she was stuck headfirst through the windshield of a Lamborghini in ‘Suicide Squad’.
Chris Hemsworth’s body double, Bobby Holland Hanton isn’t a stranger to being injured on the job. He has said that “I’ve snapped my groin clean off the bone and blew my shoulder out, and during ‘Mission Impossible’ I popped my rib out on set. It’s fair to say I’ve had my fair share of injuries.” Hanton also has to train an insane amount to keep up with Hemsworth’s muscle tone. He revealed that “When filming, I train twice a day, one-and-a-half hours in the gym daily, six days a week. When we’re shooting we may get a 40-minute window for lunch, so that’s when I need to hit the gym.”
Yes, the Mother of Dragons has a stunt double too! Emilia Clarke had a body double for a six-week stint while the HBO show ‘Game of Thrones’ was filming in Spain. The body double was a model by the name of Rosie Mac, and she didn’t even audition for the part. She said, “That same day, I posted a selfie on Twitter, and I was wearing long, blonde hair. A while later I was asked by one of the agencies I am signed with to send in my body measurements, but they didn’t tell me what for.”
Yes, even Wonder Woman needs a Stunt Double, especially for all the daring jumps and fight scenes. A stunt double was especially needed since Gal Gadot was pregnant during part of the filming of the movie. Gadot’s stunt double is named Alicia Vela-Bailey. Vela-Bailey is known for her diverse work as a stuntwoman and she’s worked on other hit films like ‘Avatar, Divergent’ and ‘Lights Out’.
Scarlett Johansson has one of Hollywood’s most sought after and talented stuntwomen, Heidi Moneymaker, (yes, Moneymaker). Moneymaker took over the big stunts in the ‘Avengers’ films, and she has 74 credited stunt roles to her name so far. Moneymaker has said that her biggest fear is someone telling her she has to sit behind a desk for a living.
Ronda Rousey is a famous Olympic judoka, MMA fighter AND actress. (Talk about triple threat). Her stunt double is Caitlin Dechelle, who is a black belt! Dechelle has a pretty impressive resume, and she has appeared in films alongside Jackie Chan, Nickelodeons ‘Supa Ninjas’, and nine episodes of the hit series ‘Teen Wolf’. Dechelle also appeared as a stunt double for Rousey in ‘Fast & Furious 7’, which is a role that certainly takes a lot of skill.
Penelope Cruz’s stunt double was actually a bearded man in drag! He was the one who performed impressive motorcycle scenes in the comedy film ‘Zoolander 2’. Unfortunately, the film didn’t do as well as the first one, ‘Zoolander’, and critics weren’t exactly impressed with it.
Zoe Saldana is here pictured with her body double for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Prosthetic faces were used to recreate the color and facial markings of Saldana’s character. Soldana’s stunt double was played by stuntwoman Chloé Bruce, a professional martial artist. In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Saldana plays the role of Gamora, an orphan who is on a mission to seek redemption for the crimes of her past. “I was just excited to be asked to join by James Gunn and to also play someone green. I’ve been blue before [in Avatar.”
Uma Thurman’s stunt double was a New Zealander named Zoe Bell. She was Uma Thurman’s stunt double in the film, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2’. In fact, Tarantino loved Bell’s work so much that he made her the star of the film ‘Death Proof’, which is a film about a stuntman. Bell has said that “I’ve physically kicked so many men’s asses and I can totally feel proud of that. But what I’m recognizing with age is my vulnerability is a source of strength, which seems so ironic.”
Xena could not have been a warrior princess without some help! She has Zoe Bell to thank for making the character possible. Yes, before Zoe Bell played Uma Thurman in the ‘Kill Bill’ franchises, she was playing the warrior princess. Zoe Bell appeared as a stunt woman in a whole 66 episodes of ‘Xena: the Warrior Princess’ for Lucy Lawless. She also appeared as a stuntwoman in ‘The Hateful Eight’ and starred in her own documentary about her work called ‘Double Dare’.
Shauna Duggins is stuntwoman and a good friend to Jennifer Garner. The two worked together for years on the Television series ‘Alias’ and moved on to double for Garner in films like ’13 Going on 30, Elektra, Daredevil’ and ‘Arther’. Duggins has actually made great strides in the world of stuntwomen. She was the very first stuntwoman ever nominated for an Outstanding Stunt Coordination Emmy. “Years ago, they dressed up the men to do stunts for women, then gradually it was, ‘OK, well, the women cal fall down’ but left the bigger stunts for the guys,” Duggins commented.
Megan Fox’s stuntwoman, Stacey Carino, isn’t a stranger to daredevil risky stunts. During a stunt, she broke her neck and hadn’t even realized that she broke it until years later after undergoing an x-ray. “I know exactly when I did that, but I didn’t realize it was broken. I thought you were paralyzed when you broke your neck!” Carino even admitted that Fox does some of her own stunts, saying that she can really take a hit. As far as doubling for a sex-symbol, Carino thinks it’s flattering to be compared to her but doesn’t make much of it.
Natalie Portman’s stuntwoman, Sarah Lane, experienced some controversy after she claimed that there had been a cover-up about Portman doing most of the dancing in the movie. However, the producers stood behind Portman. Lane, said this, “Of the full body shots, I would say 5 percent are Natalie. All the other shots are me. The shots that are just her face with arms, those shots are definitely Natalie. But that doesn’t show the actual dancing.”
After serious injuries, Ryan Reynolds no longer does his own stunts, but he has Alex Kyshkovych fill in for the tough scenes. Russian stuntman Kyshkovych has done stunts for both ‘Deadpool 1’ and ‘Deadpool 2’. Kyshkovych doesn’t look like Reynolds, but the mask probably helped create the illusion that it’s actually Reynolds doing all the stunts. On top of all that, Kyshkovych has also done stunt work for ‘Arrow’ and numerous ‘X-Men’ movies.
Even the biggest and toughest actors have stunt doubles, and this includes the Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is the seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia contest. Peter Kent played the role of the Austrian-born strongman’s stunt double, and he’s the one who’s taking the big blows instead of Schwarzenegger. Peter Kent was Schwarzenegger’s stunt double for decades, and he has appeared in films such as ‘The Terminator Series, Air America, Kindergarten Cop, True Lies,’ and ‘Jingle All the Way.’
Pictured is a photo of Vic Armstrong, the stuntman who appeared as the stuntman to Harrison Ford for the first three installments of the ‘Indiana Jones’ series. He played the role of a stunt arranger, stunt coordinator, and a Nazi soldier in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’ Unfortunately, Armstrong could not return to be Ford’s double in the film ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ due to a scheduling conflict. At the time he was busy filming ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’.
Ian McKellan had to have multiple body doubles and stuntmen while filming the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. They were also in different heights so that the hobbits could look smaller than they actually were. The hobbits also had to have dwarf size body doubles.
It may surprise you to hear that a former WWE wrestler has his own stuntman, but yes, he does! Bautista played the role of Drax, also known as Drax the Destroyer, in ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy.’ He has said that, “I can just relate to Drax so much it’s not even funny. Just the simple things that we have in common. Simple things like the tattoos, the tragedy-because, you know, I had a bit of tragedy in my life as well. So it’s really easy for me to pull from that.”
Even child actors have stunt doubles. Carl from ‘The Walking Dead’ has a 33-year-old woman as his stunt double. Her petite stature makes her a perfect person to duplicate Riggs’ look, even if she is a woman. Riggs has also won numerous Saturn awards for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series, ‘as well as a Satellite Award for ‘Best Cast-Television Series’ and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series-Leading Young Actor.
Brad Pitt’s body double, Phil Ball, says that being Pitt is the pits. Ball even described his experience as being Brad Pitt’s body double as “bizarre, and boring.” “Just when I thought my day job couldn’t get any more bizarre, I’m made to have my hands,” Ball tweeted. Ball then added that “Bored with my Brad hair extensions though-don’t know who I am anymore!”
Even superheroes need stuntmen! Henry Cavill’s stuntman is the talented (and incredibly muscular) Adrian Mcgaw. Mcgaw is playing the stuntman of Cavill during his in ‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout’ Mcgaw has a long history of being a stuntman. Mcgaw’s first stunt appearance was on Shortland Street as a stunt double, then he moved on to appear in a number of ‘Power Rangers’ episodes.
Stunt doubles aren’t always what they appear to be, and this just proves it. Many times they aren’t even the same gender as the person they are doubling. This is exactly what happened for Jennifer Lopez. For her music video, ‘Follow the Leader’, she needed to use a male body double, but they look incredibly similar. The music video was filmed in Mexico, and you probably wouldn’t be able to guess which is the real J-Lo and which is the fake.
Janene Carleton is a well-known stuntwoman, and she was Angelina Jolie’s stunt double for the film ‘Salt’. Carleton has said about her career that, “If the actress is leaner than you, then you know you have to drop some weight. When I was doubling for Angelina Jolie on Salt, I was hungry for three months! Actresses also have to drop weight for their roles, too. It’s part of the business.”
In ‘Back to the Future’, Michael J. Fox actually did most of his own ground skateboard stunts, and he also had a team of stunt doubles to help him out with the harder stunts. One of these stuntmen was Charlie Croughwell. Croughwell looks a lot like Fox, but he is just a tad bit shorter. The pair became good friends while on the set of the film and Croughwell ended up being Fox’s stunt double in a number of his other films.
At first glance, you might not have been able to tell the difference between the actor Chris Pratt and his stuntman, Tony McFarr. Here they are on the set of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” McFarr began his career as being a stunt double back in 2011 and his first gig was on the television series ‘Bones’.
‘X-Men’ actress Olivia Munn has come under fire recently for saying that she did all of her own stunts. “Psylocke is such a powerful, lethal character,” said Munn. She then said, “It was important to me that I was able to do all of the stunts because the more believable it is, the better it is for the audience and the only way to make it believable is for me to actually do it.” However, this picture tells us quite a different story. The stunt community was apparently very upset when she made these comments. Sure, she may have done SOME of her own stunts, but she certainly had some help from her double, Julia Rekaikyna.
These two are hard to pick apart. They both look ridiculously like Captain Jack Sparrow. There is a lot of action and sword fighting in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and Johnny Depp doesn’t actually do it all. You are actually watching Tony Angelotti (who is on the left) fighting off all those pirates. Even out of their costumes, the two could pass as brothers.
Although this TV movie wasnt successful, we cannot forget about these two beauties. Adrianna and her equally stunning stunt double, Alicia, took a lot of bumps to bring the DC legend to life.
Are Melissa Benoist and Shauna Duggins twins? No, but Shauna is Melissa’s beautiful stunt double. Bonoist plays Supergirl in the namesake Netflix show. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s super hard to tell who is the actress and who is the stunt double in this photo.
Wow, this one is a shocker! Not only does Jennifer Lopez have a stunt double that looks like her twin, it is a man. Her male stunt double has tricked us all these years.
ince Spiderman wears a bodysuit outfit, it isn’t quite as important for the stunt double to look exactly like the actor. That doesn’t make Andrew Garfield’s double any less hot.
In the Transformers movie, Transformers Age Of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg plays the Dad we all have a crush on. His stunt double thought, Dan Mast, is the very handsome man who is the stunt man of the movie. It’s a surprise that they haven’t cast Dan Mast in any movies of his own yet.
This photo was taken backstage on set during filming of the movie Now You See Me 2. It is difficult to figure out who the real Ruffalo is. On the left is Anthony Molinari, a stunt performer who somehow looks identical to Mark Ruffalo, who is on the right.
Colin Firth wasn’t the only “Kingsman” playing the part of Harry Hart. He was a double agent in more than the normal sense, because of his stunt man Rick English. Rick was a part of all of those incredible action fights that made Colin Firth look like a total bad ass!
Well, if you didn’t notice, Robert Pattinson might be super hot, but it was Paul Darnell who was the real vampire jumping around and doing all those cool stunts we saw on screen. So, who is the real Edward Cullen now? Perhaps all those R-Pattz fans will start going crazy for Darnell too. It’s good to know there are two Edward Cullen look-a-likes out there!
Kate Beckinsale has a gorgeous stunt double, Alicia Vela-Bailey. The two look exactly the same!
You might be seeing double, but no you’re not under a spell. This Harry Potter actor did not do all of his stunts. Meet Anthony Knight, his stunt double.
This Buffy The Vampire Slayer actor got pretty lucky in the stunt double department. This double is not only attractive but looks just like James.
These two are practically twins with their gorgeous eyes and brunette locks.
Little did you know that Harrison Ford was not doing his own bad ass stunts throughout the years. Vic Armstrong was this famous actor’s stunt double.
Along with Shia and Megan, Dempsey made use of a stunt double in “Transformers” as well.
Nobody can deny that these two look exactly the same. Cohen wasn’t the only guy wearing ridiculous costumes on the set of “The Dictator.” His stunt double wore all the crazy stuff that he did.
These two had a blast on set with each other and can easily pass as sisters!