Stunt doubles often do the dangerous stuff their Hollywood counterparts aren’t allowed to do. Since studios want to use popular actors and actresses as long as humanly possible, most people employ the use of stunt doubles.
Although spotting stunt doubles can often be great fun — watch any of Steven Seagal’s direct-to-video releases over the past several years for perfect examples — sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between the performer and his or her double.
The folks at TwistedSifter have put together a spread of 30 images featuring actors and actresses posing with their stunt doubles. While some individuals look almost identical to their risk-taking counterparts, others might leave you scratching your head.
The collection of 15 pictures originally began its life as a gallery on Reddit. However, a contributor to the TwistedSifter dug a little deeper and unearthed an additional 15 pictures featuring quite a few celebrities and their stunt doubles.
The first image out of the gate features Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless and her stunt double Zoe Bell. Many movie aficionados may recognize Bell from her roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, Paul Etheredge’s Angel of Death, and the 2010 Wesley Snipes action flick Game of Death. I’m sensing a theme here.
Also appearing on the list is Underworld star Kate Beckinsale. The image of the actress and her stunt double is participating interesting since it’s a little difficult to tell one from the other.
However, perhaps the most amusing photograph in the bunch features Jennifer Lopez and her male stunt double. Although I’m sure other actresses use men as stunt doubles, it’s kind of strange to see a guy dressed up like Jennifer Lopez standing next to the real deal.
A handful of images featuring a few celebrities and their doubles have been embedded below.
To see even more actors and actresses with their stunt doubles, be sure to swing by TwistedSifter.