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Unbelievable Photos of Actors With Their Stunt Doubles

by jvcc

Who doesn’t love going to the movies? There’s something special about going to the theatre, picking out a snack (AKA smuggling one in), and taking a seat in that big, dark room. Characters come to life right before you, almost like magic.

Part of the magic that we don’t see, though, is all of the work that stunt doubles put in. They’re the reason that we have our most action-packed, magic-filled, fantastic scenes in our favorite movies. They’re a huge part of the film, yet we don’t know who they are. Even more than that, stunt doubles put their lives on the line for our viewing pleasure. They deserve some recognition.

Check out these photos of actors with their body doubles so you can finally see the people (or super humans) behind your favorite scenes!

John Travolta

John Travolta has played a huge range of characters, from the mother of Tracy in Hairspray to Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction. His versatility continues to show in the films like The Forger. Travolta’s stunt double in the film was Nick Loren, who also had a small acting role in it.

Mark Ruffalo

Now you see him, now you see two of him! Mark Ruffalo poses with his Now You See Me stunt double, Anthony Molinari. Although a movie about magicians doesn’t seem like the typical action-packed film, it features a variety of stunts that made Molinari a key part. Some stunt doubles look only vaguely like the actor they portray, but Ruffalo and Molinari could definitely be twins.

Jennifer Lopez

You’re going to need to do a double take when you look at Jennifer Lopez’s stunt double. Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you; Lopez had a male stunt double, Daniel Arroyo, when shooting her “Follow the Leader” music video. It features a series of complicated stunts and parkour moves, really showcasing Arroyo’s skills. However, knowing she used a double is disappointing; I was content in thinking that JLo is just a super human.

Patrick Dempsey

It’s strange seeing Patrick Dempsey with a stunt double because I’m not used to seeing him in action movies in general. But in 2011, Dempsey was featured in the third installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Here, Dempsey is pictured with his stunt double on set. The two sport matching tattered outfits, complete with faux dirt and injuries.

Reese Witherspoon

Here’s another pair that could probably be twins. For the 2015 comedy Hot Pursuit alongside Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon played a police officer. Naturally, any cop role most likely features car chases and parkour-filled running sequences, making a stunt double mandatory. Whoever casted Marny Eng as Witherspoon’s double did a great job, if you ask me.

Shia Labeouf

Shia Labeouf seems like a completely different person now than he was in the Transformers movies, doesn’t he? Here’s Labeouf and his stunt double for the films, Colin Follenweider. The two don’t exactly look the same, but it’s Transformers, so I guess that’s not really a big deal. Their matching outfits and dirt stains help, though.

Robert Pattinson

Our favorite sparkling vampire poses with his Twilight stunt double, Paul Darnell. Whether you love or hate the movies, there’s no doubt that there were some serious stunts involved. You know, super strong vampires and all. Darnell is actually a pretty close match, but I’m most impressed by how perfect they got his hair.

Shailene Woodley

Apparently they use a lot of the same stunt doubles in Hollywood, as this double has already been mentioned. In Divergent, Shailene Woodley’s double was Alicia Vela-Bailey, the same woman who doubled for Charlize Theron. The movie is another action-heavy film featuring numerous fight scenes, running, and intense building-jumping. Surprisingly, Vela-Bailey nailed the fighting auditions with no martial arts training; her background is actually in dance and gymnastics.

Christian Slater

The Forgotten is a fitting name for a TV series that I had never heard of. Christian Slater starred in this show, which only aired for one season on ABC. It was centered around a group of amateur detectives who solve crimes by identifying victims that the police cannot, and then going after their killers. Slater is pictured with his stunt double, who legitimately looks like he was just copied-and-3D-printed.

Regina King

Regina King was a recurring character in the crime drama Southland when it aired from 2009 to 2013. King played a detective on the show, which was more focused on the characteristics and personal lives of the officers. This is unlike your typical solve-the-crime-step-by-step cop drama. King is pictured with her double, Dartenea Bryant. They really nailed this match!

Uma Thurman

Who could mistake that iconic yellow outfit? Check out Uma Thurman on the set of Kill Bill: Vol. 1 next to her stuntwoman, Zoe Bell. They look similar and have common facial features, which is rare for a stunt double. Bell is a superstar in the stunt double world, featured in heavy hitters like Final Destination, Death Proof, and Iron Man 3. She is also an actress.

Andrew Garfield

With great power comes great responsibility, and with great responsibility comes a great stunt double. Andrew Garfield utilized a double, William Spencer, for his role in The Amazing Spiderman 2. The two are pictured here rehearsing a scene in Madison Square Park in New York City. Spencer is not only a stuntman, but also an internationally renowned skateboarder.