A Stuntman's Guide to the Most Exciting Stunts in Film History

By Alison Nastasi

Vic Armstrong picks his favorite, daring scenes, from Indiana Jones to Ong Bak.

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World-class stuntman Vic Armstrong has lived as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman, and other epic cinema heroes throughout his career. He's worked closely with the action icons many of us grew up with on the big screen and has risked his life countless times to perfect the unforgettable scenes that have replayed in our collective movie memory for decades.

Armstrong's new book—The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman, a wild ride through the death-defying maestro's career—hits shelves on May 29. It's a reminder that some of the greatest talents in Hollywood are those behind the scenes and not mugging for the camera.

We wanted Armstrong's expert input on some of cinema's most exciting action stunts, and he was kind enough to share his thoughts about 10 different scenes. Drop your favorites below.

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