10 Movies Where Stunt Doubles Worked As Perfectly As Leading Actors

Creating iconic scenes is often supposed to be the contribution of the main actors, but it’s not all the cases. Sometimes stunt double did a great job when portraying women or men with magical powers to jump out of a skyscraper, from vehicle to vehicle, or in fight scenes.
No surprise these stun doubles are seen as a part of an actor’s support crew and they often have long production careers. Not only work alongside movie stars but they bear a striking resemblance to famous actors. For these reasons, viewers often can’t tell when they’re looking at their favorite actor or their double.
We’ve gathered 10 movies that have such replacements and it makes you pause to distinguish whom they’re looking at.

#1 The Avengers

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The scene where the Black Widow performs incredible acrobatic tricks was performed by a stunt double.

#2 Titanic

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We see Rose and Jack running away from the oncoming water to save a boy. However, some viewers noticed that Rose’s face looks strange. The fact is that her face was applied to the double’s face with the help of computer graphics.

#3 Game of Thrones

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In the scene “Walk of Shame”, it turned out that Lena Headey had a body double who was actually walking nude with Lena’s head “attached” to her body.

#4 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Doubles are often used in the movie. It’s understandable that the franchise last much longer, so a lot of stunts are required.
For example, in the scenes with the chess game, Ron looks so weird. Rupert Grint might be replaced with a stunt double before falling from the Knight.

#5 Moonraker

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The character has steel teeth but after jumping from the helicopter, his teeth become white. It’s a fact that the stunts were performed by stunt doubles Paul Weston and Martin Grace.

#6 Friends

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In episode 15 of season 9, a strange girl replaced Jennifer Aniston. They even put on different shirts and have different hair colors.

#7 Twilight

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In the scene where Edward and Bella were running through the woods, the 2 movie stars were replaced by their doubles, and no one seemingly realized.

#8 Star Trek: The Next Generation

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In one of the combat scenes, some viewers realized that the captain is not Jean-Luc Picard but a strange person. Many stunts for Patrick Stewart in this series were performed by stunt double Tim Storms.

#9 Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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The person who rides the motorcycle in this scene is not Arnold Schwarzenegger but a double.

#10 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Severus Snape‘s scenes sometimes were performed by not Alan Rickman, but a double. This man doesn’t look like the actor, from nose to chin.
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