Vic Armstrong


Vic Armstrong

Infobox actor
name = Vic Armstrong


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birthdate = October 5, 1946
location = Farnham Common, Bucks, England

Victor Monroe Armstrong (born October 5, 1946) is a BAFTA winning British film director and stunt double -- the world's most prolific according to the Guinness Book of Records. The 6-foot Armstrong doubled for 6'1" Harrison Ford in the first three "Indiana Jones" films, 6'2" Timothy Dalton for "Flash Gordon" and 6'4" Christopher Reeve in "Superman II".

Reportedly, Armstrong looked so much like Harrison Ford that the crew members on the films were constantly mistaking him for Ford. This proved useful when Ford injured his back and had to sit out for filming crucial action sequences in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and Armstrong filled in for him. The stunt where he jumps from a horse onto a German tank in "]

Armstrong's first movie as a director was the 1993 action film "Joshua Tree" (a.k.a. "Army of One") starring Dolph Lundgren and George Segal. He is a famed Stunt Coordinator and Action Unit director, notable for (amongst others) the action sequences of several James Bond films, "War of the Worlds", and "I Am Legend".

Armstrong is the brother of Andy Armstrong and husband of stunt woman Wendy Leech, whom he met while filming "Superman II" (she doubled for Margot Kidder) and they have three children.

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External links

* [http://www.vicarmstrong.com/ Vic Armstrong's official personal online journal / blog.]
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