There are few actors who decide not to use doubles while filming a movie, but sometimes, even if they do not want to, the production forces them due to the difficulty of the scenes that are filmed. The high risk action scenes are performed by the actor’s double and we never realize it’s not our favorite character that is on the screen.
1. Liam Neeson
Act in movies where you’re almost invincible, as all the ‘Taken’ franchise, you may need a little help; Liam Neeson is one of the actors who hates working with people who do his stunts. The actor loves to perform even the most complicated scene, but is forced to have a double who looks like him, because the stunt man is more experienced to jump from a bridge or jump over a car.
Liam Neeson is one of the actors who hates working with stunt doubles. The actor loves to perform even the most complicated scene, but is forced to have a double who looks like him, because the stunt man is more experienced to safely jump from a bridge or jump over a car.
2. Rupert Grint
If you’re a friend of Harry Potter and Hermione certainly you will need some help because they are always exposed to dangerous situations. This is the stunt double for the talented redhead Rupert Grint, who gave life to the fearful and tender Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter saga.
Anthony Knight is Rupert Grint’s stunt double. Here the two can be seen walking in the same outfit on set. The resemblance is apparent in their light complexion and bright red hair.
3. Brad Pitt
If you’re one of Brad Pitt’s fans, it might be possible that you have a chance with his identical stunt double. No one would actually believe you’re with the double and you would be the envy of all your friends. Do not you think?
Here Brad and his double prepare for a scene on the set of The Counselor set in London. In this movie’s fast-paced action scenes, you could never tell the difference between the two.
4. Scarlett Johansson
To be Black Widow in The Avengers movies is not an easy task. You must be very agile, strong and fearless. Scarlett Johansson has all of those features; however, you need an additional Black Widow to help her improve some scenes, and this is her double.
Scarlett trained hard for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Here she is alongside trainer Heidi Moneymaker where they are working hard on her form to be perfect for filming.
5. Chris Hemsworth
The handsome Chris Hemsworth could not do all the work it takes to be one of the most popular superheroes today, so a double that has long blond hair, a cape and a hammer is required to save the world.
Besides slight differences in the face, Chris Hemsworth’s stunt double bears a striking resemblance to the star. The chiseled arms and long blonde hair are a perfect match for Thor.
6. Uma Thurman
We all agree that Uma Thurman needed a very agile double for the scenes of the famous and hyped film, Kill Bill, that’s why they hired the talented Zoe Bell to perform the role in the action scenes, I mean almost all.
Here you can see Uma Thurman and Zoe Bell’s very similar faces. Zoe was clearly the perfect choice for Uma’s stunt double. Her similar look and extreme athleticism make her the perfect fit.
7. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson, the handsome actor who gave life to the most desired vampire during the big screen hit, Twilight, also had a double. They were so similar since both of them are very white.
Here you can see Robert (second from left) and his double (right) on set during Twilight. Not only do they have similar pale skin, but they share the trademark hair that so many girls love.
8. Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has one of the most unfortunate doubles in history; David Holmes was the man who gave life to the stunts of Harry Potter during all the 6 movies of the franchise but he suffered a severe accident in the filming of the last film of the magician. David is now paralytic from the waist down.
Despite David Holmes’ tragic accident, he was truly an amazing stunt double for Harry Potter. The movies could not have been what they were without him. Accidents like this show the importance of having stunt doubles.
9. Megan Fox
The sensuality of Megan Fox can not be matched by no one, but this girl, her double, is responsible for making every filming scene of the actress; for example, in the Ninja Turtles movie, the double and great friend of Megan Fox made many of the scenes and you probably did not even notice.
Stacey Carino doubled for Megan Fox in the first Transformers movie. She had to do wirework, big explosions, motorcycle stunts, and Vespa tricks in this famous sci-fi film. Their hair and complexion are very similar.
10. John Travolta
Everyone has to agree that this double is perhaps the most similar to the famous actor John Travolta. The stunt double could easily be his son or younger brother because the features are identical, that is why the scenes of his films are always so great.
John Travolta and his double are seen here on the set of “Life on the Line.” With the full facial hair and identical outfits, it’s easy to see how his double could be mistaken for John.
11. Mark Ruffalo
We must remember that this actor also makes some stunts and nobody wants him to get hurt, so production contacted Ruffalo’s good friend and double, who always works with him in his films, either action or romance movies, because they may also require a double for love scenes.
The resemblance between Mark and Anthony is clear here in their matching outfits. The two have the same wide brown eyes and curly salt-and-pepper hair.
12. Daniel Craig
If you thought that being James Bond was simple, ask Daniel Craig, who has worked on the latest movies very close to his twin and great friend, who takes care of the complicated battles in which 007 needs to give some jumps, fly through the skies or walk through fire. A difficult job, but someone has to do it.
Daniel Craigs’ double takes care of the complicated battles in which 007 needs to jump, fly through the skies or walk through fire. A difficult job, but someone has to do it. Here in their matching suits, it is difficult to tell who is who.
13. Dwayne Johnson
To be the stunt double of Dwayne Johnson you have to have two fundamental things. First, you have to be very thrown for risky scenes and secondly, and most important, be bald and muscular. His double fulfills the two conditions in order to become Dwayne’s favorite when filming a movie.
Dwayne’s double, Tanoai Reed, fits both of these characteristics perfectly. Here the two make The Rock’s classic face and hang loose sign.
14. Chris Evans
Lets focus on the strong resemblance between Chris Evans and his double, it has participated in almost all the movies that Evans has participated in. The double even acted when Chris gave life to The Human Torch in the Fantastic 4 film.
Sam Hargrave is the double for Chris Evans. Hargrave worked in all of the Captain America movies, where he helped Chris portray an extremely patriotic hero.
15. Tom Cruise
The funny thing in about Tom Cruise’s double is that he does not much like the actor; however, they have worked together on many of the films that the actor has done lately. Many criticize that the official double of Tom Cruise is taller and more robust than him, so that the scenes are not quite real.
Many criticize that the official double of Tom Cruise is taller and more robust than him, so that the scenes are not quite real. However, Tom has chosen to work with him on multiple occasions.
16. Paul Walker
These are perhaps the two most famous doubles of the history, because after the death of Paul Walker, everyone was aware who were the younger brothers of the actor who played the role of doubles for the unfilmed scenes from the movie Furious 7.
Here the resemblance is obvious between the brothers. In Furious 7, Paul Walker’s face was superimposed onto his brother’s body using CGI so that they could finish the movie after his tragic death.
17. Jennifer Lopez
All women in Hollywood use females as doubles, but Jennifer Lopez has an unsolved scandal. Several people say it is the only actress who uses a male stunt double, that’s because J-lo has masculine features. Do you think it’s true?
In the movie “Shades of Blue,” Jennifer Lopez had a female stunt double to perform her stunts. From the skin tone to the curly hair, this stunt double is a perfect pick for J-lo.
18. Johnny Depp
It’s funny, but Johnny Depp is an actor that never uses a double; however, for the famous Disney film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, he was asked to agree to have a double to film the Jack Sparrow dangerous scenes. Johnny’s double also played the stunt double of Jesus in Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion of the Christ’.
The extravagant costumes in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ make Johnny Depp almost indistinguishable from his stunt double. This is especially true in the island scene where his face is heavily painted.