12 Actors Who Did Their Own Stunts and Don't Think They're a Powerful Interstellar Wizard (Read: Not Tom Cruise)
We’ll give credit where credit is due. That one scientologist has done some pretty insane stunts. The countless reports of those insane stunts might have you believing that he’s the only actor who performs their own stunts. Well, have we got a shocker for you! We recently discovered that a myriad of other actors have let stunt doubles take a seat while they hurl themselves out of or off of something. Crazy.
Way back in the silent picture era, physicality was a must, and Hollywood’s first “stars” had to do it all. Those comedic vaudevillians and early action heroes could all ride horses, sword fight, and barroom brawl, so yeah, you modern actors can take one for the team every now and then. When we notice a wig on a slightly buffer version of you, it takes us out of the world for a split second, and our suspension of disbelief has to work overtime. Thanks a lot! These 12 actors spared us that minor annoyance by rocking their own stunts and not simultaneously thinking they’re some kind of powerful interstellar wizard. Lookin’ at you, Tom.