I jumped from the top of the building into the fire and broke my back
A stuntman has the worst job description in the world—must be willing to be punched and kicked, blown up, crash in a speeding vehicle, and fall from a height.
But there are many benefits.
The risk is hospitalization or death, and the reward is becoming an unsung hero in the movie.
A new Britbox documentary called “Hollywood Bulldogs” looks at British adventurers working in the largest action film in history.
Frank Hansen tells how he continued to fight Harrison Ford The stuntman Vic Armstrong fell on Indiana Jones further than the planned rope ladder.
Greg Powell talked about the moment when Daniel Radcliffe’s stand-in was permanently paralyzed in the “everyday” stunt performance.
Rocky recounted how he jumped off a hot 17-foot building and nearly died.
This documentary narrated by Ray Winstone tells how this deadly trade has grown from an unregulated company that caused poverty due to serious injuries to a multi-billion industry with strict health and safety. .
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the oldest stuntman in Britain, Rocky, revealed the heroes and villains in the movie.
He revealed: “I did a lot for Roger, a lot of running around, because he couldn’t run well.
Roger can’t run around very well.
“Roger Moore can punch, but he won’t jump over the chair.
“Sean doesn’t know how to do a lot of stunts. He can throw his fists and do some swordsmanship.”
Rocky, he has been working in film since the age of 15, and performing stunts in the latest movies “Mission Impossible” movie starring Tom Cruise, Only met two industry legends he really didn’t like.
They are the now-deceased Hell Knight Oliver Reid and the late director Michael Winner.
The abandoned actor Reid tried to beat him in an alcoholic battle, and he described the winner of the death wish as “despicable.”
Other stuntmen unanimously believe that Wenner’s accusation of asking women to expose their breasts during auditions at home is a rotten apple.
Harry Potter Stunt coordinator Greg Powell claimed that “he used to terrorize people”, and legendary Vic Armstrong claimed that “he did things that only bullies can do.”
Rocky has a good reason to despise Wenner, because when the director jumped off a 17-foot building in 1985’s “Death Wish 3”, the director ordered him to light a flame, and he almost died.
It caused the fuel tank to explode, leaving Rocky with a terrible choice-either jump into the fireball or wait for the burning wooden structure to collapse.
“I knew I had to jump down,” he said, “I can see that I missed the box when I came down. I hit the ground and my guts came out.
“They had to screw me tight and let me square.”
The moment I watched slow motion replays of the Hollywood Bulldogs “terrified me”.
They had to screw me tight to make me square
When Luo Gene lay in the hospital with burns on his back, pelvis, face and hands, Wenner smiled and took pictures while whispering that Rocky had better not sue him.
In a filming in Jordan, due to local laws prohibiting alcohol, the crew could only drink one bottle of spirits a week.
The notorious drinker Reid invited Rocky back to his trailer to watch the movie on his TV, but when the stuntman decided not to stay, the actor insisted that he keep his very precious bottle.
Loki smiled and said, “He stood up and wanted to fight, and people had to separate us.”
In the early days of the business, the stunt team must sign an agreement stating that they are fully responsible for any accidents.
If they killed someone during the filming, the daredevil might be sued, not the studio boss.
Therefore, British professionals created a guild for stunt actors, a stunt registrar, and purchased insurance through Lloyd’s Insurance Company of London.
The register is called the “Book of Lies” because even if they have never saddled, the doubles will claim to have accomplished a bold feat such as falling from a horse.
Health and safety rules began to be imposed on the crew, and wages rose because there was a small group of professional adventurers.
This does not mean that the threat to life has been eliminated.
Greg’s father Nosher and uncle Dinny are legendary stunt performers. When Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter duo David Holmes performed a flight scene in 2009, he was the stunt coordinator.
He said: “Poor David has been in a wheelchair all his life. This is a bastard we do with Harry Potter every day. He is willing. This is one of them.”
Poor David has been in a wheelchair all his life
In the 1976 James Coburn film “Sky Riders”, an electrician was burned and died when an explosion spread in the wrong direction.
Frank Hansen, who was working on the film, said: “The explosion flew over our heads and 13 crew members were burned. I ran to the most burnt place.”
Richard Hammatt recounted how Christopher Reeve flew in the air because Superman only dropped half of the box there to prevent him from falling, “Broken all the ribs, stabbed Pierced the lungs”.
He added: “I was discharged from the hospital and I was back at work.”
I am discharged from the hospital and I am back to work
Rocky was unemployed for four years after the accident.
Business is his blood, and he will not choose something safer.
Rocky married his second wife Pamela and had two daughters with his first wife. He said: “I have been in this industry for 60 years. This is a wonderful career. I have met all the stars and made some money. “
Being surrounded by beautiful women is another advantage of this job.
When making the Bond film “Octopus,” he was asked to be the only man to stay on the island with 13 women.
Rocky smiled and said, “I said,’Are you sure? I’m Rocky Taylor’. There are some benefits.”
He also likes to “have fun” with actress Irene Papas in a movie called “Sahara”.
The stuntman recalled: “She asked me,’Would you like to have dinner with me tonight?’ I said’I said you were good to me’, and the result was’Hello’ and’Hello’.”
Rocky has also participated in the production of “Titanic”, “Indiana Jones”, “Fast and Furious” and “Pink Panther”, and he hopes that these thrilling performances will be done by humans rather than computers.
He said: “I hate CGI.”
When he was still wanted, he had no chance to give up.
Rocky said, “People said to me,’Are you not retired yet?” I said, “Well, when the phone stops ringing, I’m retired. “At the moment, it is still flickering.”
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However, the only question is, what are the hallmarks of the British Bulldog and the American daredevil?
Loki concluded: “They speak very well, we act very well”
The Hollywood Bulldog will be exclusively launched at BritBox on June 24th.