The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes

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Titan Books (US, CA), May 17, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
"No CGI can match what Vic can accomplish" - Steven Spielberg 

"Vic is The Man" - Pierce Brosnan

"Vic Armstrong is, of course, a legend" - Martin Scorsese

"This is the best and most original behind-the-scenes book I have read in years, gripping and revealing. Vic Armstrong is modest, humorous and wry - altogether brilliant company." - Roger Lewis, Daily Mail

"[A] page-turner... I couldn't put it down! I had a great time reading this book and give it my highest recommendation." - Leonard Maltin

"[Vic has] been this unheralded savior of movie magic for decades, and hearing how he makes the incredible credible is a must for any film fan." - Hollywood.com

"Armstrong's a fascinating guy and a straight shooter. His book is fantastic." - Ain't It Cool News

"The man is a legend in the industry... [A] mind-blowing, must-read biography." - Movies.com

"The movie memoir of the year!" - SciFi Mafia

"[Vic] talks to you like he’s your cool uncle, or the uncle you wished you had, really down to earth, but at the same time you can tell he’s got a twinkle in his eye as he’s talking..." - Geek Six

“A hell of a read.” – Film School Rejects 

"The key to an entertaining autobiography is a combination of good stories to tell and a distinctive life; Armstrong has them both." - Library Journal

"Armstrong has done it all." - Empire
 
"A spills’n’thrills ride through a fast-forward life in pictures." - The Times

"Armstrong takes us on the spectacular journey of his life that left me wondering who would be brave enough to play him in a movie. What a legacy! What a life! What a book!" - Geeks of Doom

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Think you don’t know Vic Armstrong?

Wrong! You’ve seen his work in countless films... 

He’s been a stunt double for James Bond, Indiana Jones and Superman, and he’s directed action scenes for three Bond movies, Mission Impossible 3Thor, and the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man to name but a few.

Counting Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger among his friends, and officially credited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Most Prolific Stuntman, Vic’s got a lot of amazing stories to tell, and they’re all here in this - the movie memoir of the year!
 

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I was familiar with Armstrong’s name through his involvement on several Bond movies, plus I knew he’d been involved in a quite a few of my favorite action oriented movies over the years, so was ... Read full review

The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman, and Other Movie Heroes

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The key to an entertaining autobiography is a combination of good stories to tell and a distinctive life; Armstrong has them both. Born in England near the legendary Pinewood Studios, where he would ... Read full review

Contents

Take One
13
Breaking Into Movies
29
Stunt Man For Hire
39
Surviving The Recession
47
Learning From The Best
54
Historical Epics
65
Back In Bondage
72
Family Business
78
FantasyLand
175
Up The Amazon With De Niro
188
The Real Mafia
196
The Last Crusader
212
Total Recall
222
Trouble In Thailand
230
Future Wars
236
Arnies Last Stand
249

Face To Face With Oliver Reed And Peter Sellers
89
A Bridge Too Far
97
Superman
105
Winner Takes It All
115
Hal And Burt
129
A Werewolf In Piccadilly
139
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
142
Escape From Baghdad
150
The Return Of Indy
163
Bug Hunt
258
A Double Dose Of Connery
271
Vics Angels
284
Die Another Day
296
Cruise Missile
305
China Syndrome
326
Looking Back
337
Index 0f Names And Film Titles
349
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Vic Armstrong is in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Most Prolific Stuntman.

Robert Sellers is the author of several books, including Hellraisers and a biography of Harrison Ford.

Steven Spielberg is a renowned film director.

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