15 Actors Who Got Ridiculously Good With Movie Weapons
Movies, like real life, are full of violence. But it’s the fun kind of violence, full of gizmos whose main job is to look cool. This week, we’re taking a close look at those wonderful toys, seeing what makes them so memorable ... and what makes them so ridiculous.
Eventually you pick up a thing at whatever job you work at. It’s why people who work at Amazon are amazing in bed, and why Cracked employees are so supremely well versed in the “Uhm, actually…” school of Socratic debate. But if you’re a mainstream actor, odds are that what you’re excellent at is killing… and in some cases, it’s not just pretending. With all the fencing and the sword fighting classes, the shooting practice, and the throwing sharp objects at bad guys until they stop walking toward you all menacingly courses, it really isn’t surprising that so many performers are a bit more dangerous than they let on. Sometimes more than a bit. Really, it seems they’re all method acting! Just with, you know, fighting and violence rather than with staying up all night to “appear” sleep deprived or talking in an accent even when the camera isn’t rolling.