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Vic Armstrong born as Victor Monroe Armstrong is a British film director, stunt coordinator, second unit director, and stunt double – the world’s most prolific according to the Guinness Book of Records. The 6-foot Armstrong doubled for 6’1″ Harrison Ford in the first three Indiana Jones films, 6’2″ Timothy Dalton for Flash Gordon, George Lazenby for the Swiss Alps skiing scenes in the Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and 6’4″ Christopher Reeve in Superman and Superman II. Reportedly, Armstrong looked so much like Harrison Ford that the crewmembers on the films were constantly mistaking him for Ford.
This proved useful when Ford injured his back and had to sit out for filming crucial action sequences in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Armstrong filled in for him. The stunt where he jumps from a horse onto a German tank in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was voted one of the Top Ten film stunts of all time by a panel of experts and Sky Movies viewers in the UK in 2002.
On a private photograph taken on the film set, Ford wrote to Armstrong, “If you learn to talk I’m in deep trouble!” Armstrong was unable to work on the fourth Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull due to commitments to The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. However, he had discussed possible action sequences with Steven Spielberg during production of War of the Worlds.
Vic Armstrong Age
He was born on 5 October 1946 in Farnham Common, United Kingdom. He is 73 years old.
Vic Armstrong Wife
He is married to stuntwoman Wendy Leech who is the daughter of fellow James Bond stunt performer George Leech. He met her while filming Superman II (she doubled for Margot Kidder). The couple have four children between them. Armstrong has two children from his first marriage, and Leech has a daughter from her first marriage. They have one daughter together.
Vic Armstrong Movies
- A Sunday Horse
- Left Behind
- Joshua Tree (a.k.a. Army of One)
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- An American Werewolf in London
Vic Armstrong Net Worth
His net worth is still under review. This information will be updated soon.
Vic Armstrong Book
- The True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes
- The Secret Peace
Vic Armstrong Star Wars
Star Wars is an American epic space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas. The franchise began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. The original film, later subtitled Episode IV – A New Hope, was followed by the sequels Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), forming what is collectively referred to as the original trilogy. A prequel trilogy was later released, consisting of Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). Years later, a sequel trilogy began with Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), continued with Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), and will conclude with Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019). The first eight films were nominated for Academy Awards (with wins going to the first two released) and were commercially successful.
Vic Armstrong Left Behind
Left Behind is a 2014 American apocalyptic thriller film directed by Vic Armstrong and written by Paul LaLonde and John Patus. Based on the novel of the same name written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, and starring Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, and Jordin Sparks, the film was released to theaters on October 3, 2014, and was universally panned by critics. It is the second film adaptation of the first Left Behind novel, though it does not follow the book’s chronology.
Vic Armstrong Blade Runner
Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young, it is loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968). The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies. When a fugitive group of Nexus-6 replicants led by Roy Batty (Hauer) escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Ford) reluctantly agrees to hunt them down.
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