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, Dec 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
You may not know it, but you've seen Vic Armstrong's work in countless movies. From performing stunts in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice to directing the actions scenes for recent blockbusters The Green Hornet and Thor, the Academy Award-winning Vic Armstrong has been a legend in the movie industry for over 40 years. Along the way he's been the stunt double for a whole host of iconic heroes, including 007, Superman, and most memorably, Indiana Jones - as Harrison Ford once joked to him, “If you learn to talk I'm in deep trouble.” As a stunt co-ordinator and second unit director, Vic is behind the creation of such movies as Total Recall, The Mission, Dune, Rambo III, Terminator 2, Charlie's Angels, Gangs of New York, War of the Worlds, I Am Legend and Mission: Impossible III, to name but a few, as well as several Bond films. He's got a lot of amazing stories to tell, and they're all here in this hugely entertaining movie memoir, which also features exclusive contributions from many of Vic's colleagues and friends, including Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Pierce Brosnan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Angelina Jolie, Kenneth Branagh and Sir Christopher Lee. With an introduction by Steven Spielberg, and over 100 previously unpublished on-set photos from Vic's own collection.

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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

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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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