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 30, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 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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User Review  - gothamajp - LibraryThing

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

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Contents

Introduction By Steven Spielberg
Breaking Into Movies
Stunt Man For Hire
How To Fall Out Of A Helicopter
The Curse Of The Green Jersey
Close Encounters Of The Kubrick Kind
Face To Face With Oliver Reed And Peter Sellers
Superman
Winner Takes It

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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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