The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman

The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman

My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes

Book - 2011
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"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 action 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 classic action scenes in [several films]..."--Dust cover flap.
Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9781848568747
Call Number: 921 ARMSTRONG
Characteristics: 352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Subjects: Armstrong, Vic.
Stunt performers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Stunt performers -- Biography.
Additional Contributors: Sellers, Robert


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ChristchurchLib Jun 16, 2014

"Profiles the life and career of one of the most prolific stuntmen in movies, who has worked with stars including Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Tom Cruise." Biography and Memoir June 2014 newsletter

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book Comment: "Very interesting and knowledgable"

Nov 28, 2011

Vic has led an amazing life and shares many anecdotes from his work in Tv ans films - the only problem is that he is a lousy writer/storyteller. (Should have used a ghost-writer!)
It is like listening to someone mess up a joke - you know the humor is there, but it fails in the delivery.
Still, worth reading if you are an avid movie fan or stunts buff.
Also includes amazing behind-the-scenes photos.


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