A little-known truth of show business is that behind every great movie star is a great stunt double. We love seeing our favorite stars dangling from ceilings, jumping off airplanes and trading blows. But these stunts are extremely dangerous and require high levels of athleticism and training. After all, not everyone can jump out of a moving burning vehicle.
We rarely get to see the stars right by their doubles. Sometimes the similarity is uncanny, sometimes it’s hard to believe that doubles could ever pass for the real things. Some stuntmen even double for women! Today previously unseen footage is making its way online, allowing us to get behind the scene peeks at the making of our favorite classics and recent hits. Want to see for yourselves? Read on!
1. Robert Pattinson and Paul Darnell
Paul Darnell is one of the most famous stunt doubles in the entertainment industry, having worked on dozens of films. However, one of his most famous jobs remains his work on the set of the incredibly popular teen vampire film Twilight, as Robert Pattison’s body double. Apparently, the two of them got along so well that Pattison decided to take Darnell along with him to other films, like Remember Me and Water for Elephants.
In fact, thanks to Darnell’s incredible work, Pattison won the Best Fight Award for Twilight at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Unfortunately, there was a small mishap when Pattison forgot his stunt double’s last name while thanking him live. In didn’t matter though, Darnell apparently felt honored to be mentioned at all!