Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Celebrity Endorsement: Vic Armstrong!

He's a hell of a stuntman - in his early days one of the guys sliding down the ropes into the volcano base in You Only Live Twice -

Vic Armstrong is in there somewhere!

He doubled Roger Moore during his Bond tenure. He handled some of Superman's biggest stunts for Christopher Reeve. He was such a good double for Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies people would mix them up on set.

That's Vic on the left. Er, right.

Since then he's coordinated the stunt teams for big movies; and moved in to directing - both second unit and stunts, and feature films like Army of One with Dolph Lundgren.

Vic worked on three of the four Pierce Brosnan 007 movies.

I got to work directly for him when he directed second unit for the George Lucas production Radioland Murders - and when I met him at a show twenty years later - Mr. Armstrong remembered me! (The 87,000 James Bond questions I asked him on set back then may have helped his memory...)

One other thing: Vic Armstrong knows good blogging when he sees it too.

Thank you Mr. Armstrong!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

1 comment:

  1. With a name like Armstrong he has to be good. Congrats Craig!