Meet Bobby Holland Hanton, the 33-year old stunt double of 'Game of Thrones' and many more renowned Hollywood movies. A widely acclaimed stuntman from Hollywood, he has won several awards for his skills. He has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.
There are two reasons why a movie is termed as successful- its casting and the stunts. As for stunts, Hanton has done justice to the role he has performed. Bobby had once said about his stunt performances,"That's why our rehearsal period is so important, we try to eliminate as much danger as possible. Unfortunately, you can't stop every injury or a bit of danger because then it wouldn't be stunt work."
Read on to find out about movies in which Bobby Holland Hanson played a stunt double. And also about actors who perform the stunts on their own.
...Batman (The Dark Knight Rises), Thor and Captain America (Avengers: Age of Ultron), James Bond (Quantum of Solace), Dove Men+Care Spokesman, Prince of Persia, Robinhood, Inception, Green Lantern, Gulliver's Travels, Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
...he started competing for Great Britain. At the age of 23, he got into an audition, from where he got his first break as a stunt double of James Bond (Quantum of Solace).
"Yes, actually, I'm now contracted to Chris, so I do all of his movies. I'm just about to start my fifth movie with him. He's fantastic, he's really good to me, and he keeps his team very busy and keeps them close to his chest. He's just like one of the boys. Same age, same sense of humor, and it's a pleasure to work with someone who's so good at their craft, so professional but also so down to earth and one of the lads."
"[There] are things that I have not got a great deal of, for example, fireworks, fire burns, high falls. I did a 100-ft.-high fall in The Dark Knight Rises as Batman, which was pretty challenging. In Quantum of Solace, the rooftop sequence in Sienna, where I was doubling Bond chasing the bad guy, we were about 160 ft. up in the air. So there's been a lot of high work, stair falls, but it's all exciting and there are always new ways of doing things. One stair fall is never the same as another. You might have a different costume, you might have something preventing your vision, so every show's different, and that's what's great about it, it's never the same, it's never mundane."
"On Game of Thrones, I was a general stunt performer in all the big battles. I did some wire work, some fire stuff, some water stuff, some fights. As a general stunt performer, we did everything across the board on Game of Thrones. I was in Seville for two weeks and Belfast for seven weeks, so I worked on the show for just over two months, but we were pretty much nonstop the whole time."
Chris Hemsworth and Channing Tatum love to do their own stunts.
"You do get injuries, that's just the nature of what we do. I did get a bad back injury on Green Lantern in New Orleans back in 2010, which put me out for a year. I had ruptured and herniated two discs and slipped my vertebrae. I had to have an operation and then the operation ended up giving me a disc and bone infection. So it was a bad time, it was a horrible end to the year."
No matter if you were a 'Game of Thrones' stunt double or 'Thor's'. You are an amazingly robust individual who risks life just for the sake of audience's entertainment.
The world salutes you, Sir. :)
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