Jason Momoa, now known as Aquaman to DC comic fans, had to have two stunt doubles on the set of the movie. The Hawaiian actor actually does many of his own stunts, but wisely chose to leave the more extravagant action sequences to his professional doppelgangers. ‘I needed help. I’m almost 40 and it’s starting to hurt, so there’s just so many stunts,’ Momoa told the Daily Mail.
Momoa has also expressed how important he thinks his stunts are in a film, as he’s never had lengthy speaking roles in the past, ‘I don’t normally say a lot of things, so I have to speak with my actions.’ and that he does, if you’ve seen his action films.
The Man in the Suite
Clay Donahue Fontenot was listed among Business Insider's most sought-after stuntmen in the movie industry. He's performed in over 60 films, from Blade to Django Unchained and most recently, Iron Man. Yep, Fontenot is the man in the suit, performing Robert Downey Jr.'s stunts, so much so, that the Iron Man suit was actually designed specifically for the stunt double's body.
As talented as an actor Robert Downey Jr. is, Fontenot is the one doing all the cool moves Iron Man does in the battle scenes we so love. Bravo!
This photo had the internet gushing with nostalgia when it popped up. You can see Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, and their stunt doubles on the set of the classic film, The Mask in 1994 (feel old?). Any fan of the film remembers this dancing scene. Apparently, the actors didn't have the moves, but luckily they had professional dancers that helped them pull off the iconic scene. The Mask was actually Diaz's breakthrough roll into Hollywood and one of Carrey's most memorable roles.
Perhaps their dancers deserve a little credit for putting them on the map?
Two Helas is Better Than One
Despite wearing motion-capture suits, a bunch of ping-pong balls, and with their faces covered in weird dots (which we assume is also a CGI thing) these two evildoers still look ready to tear up Asgard. They are Cate Blanchett, and she's on the...right? We think?
Anyway, the other one is her stunt double for “Thor: Ragnarok,” Zoe Bell. The two seem to have become close, and just imagine if Thor had to fight against the combined might of both of them instead of just one. That would mess up the story a lot, though.
Plenty of Villains to Go Around
As one of the newer stars on this list, Isabella Pappas is probably still getting used to the idea of having a stunt double. She's the lead of “The Villains of Valley View,” and she's pictured here goofing off with her stand-in, Taylor Krasne. We've literally never heard of either the show or Isabella Pappas, so we have no idea which is which.
It's a comedy television series on the Disney channel, and it follows a family that are all superpowered villains – they have to go on the run when one of them, Pappas's character, stands up to the head of the league of villains.