Can You Tell The Difference Between An Actor And A Stuntman?

It's a question as old as time: J-Lo or butt double?

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Being in an action movie is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it isn't always easy to tell who's actually doing the stunts. Test your knowledge by watching the video and playing along with the quiz below!

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  1. 1. Who is riding the landing gear in this scene from "Commando" (1985): Arnold Schwarzenegger or a stuntman?

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Stuntman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A stuntman! Arnold was riding on a truck made to look like a plane’s landing gear. The man actually riding the landing gear was stuntman Joel Kramer.

  2. 2. Is this Heath Ledger or a stuntman walking away from these explosions in "The Dark Knight" (2008)?

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    Heath Ledger
    Stuntman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Believe it or not, Ledger was surrounded by real explosions in this scene.

  3. 3. Who is smashing into this mirror in "Kill Bill" (2003): Uma Thurman or a stuntwoman?

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    Uma Thurman
    Stuntwoman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a stuntwoman. Come on, who throws Uma Thurman into a mirror?

  4. 4. There's a whole lot of parkour happening in this scene from the music video for Wisin & Yandel's 2012 single "Follow The Leader." Is Jennifer Lopez really doing it or is it a stuntman?

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    Jennifer Lopez
    Stuntman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It would be pretty cool if J-Lo could pull these moves off, but they gave a stuntman butt pads and a wig to try to pull off her look. (Not bad, stuntman. Not bad at all.)

  5. 5. Yes, that's actually a human being jumping off a cliff in "First Blood" (1982), but is it Sylvester Stallone or a stuntman?

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    Sylvester Stallone
    Stuntman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Stallone! He made the jump four times and on the fourth take he broke his ribs.

  6. 6. Who's taking the plunge in this scene from "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (2005), Angelina Jolie or a stuntwoman?

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    Angelina Jolie
    Stuntwoman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jolie actually did this stunt herself. Hey, sometimes you just gotta get where you're going.

  7. 7. Is this Alan Rickman or a stuntman plummeting to a certain death at the end of "Die Hard" (1988)?

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    Alan Rickman
    Stuntman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rickman did the stunt himself! The shot was taken on a green screen and he was dropped about 40 feet.

Can You Tell The Difference Between An Actor And A Stuntman?