Feb 16, 2011 04:35 PM EST

Hollywood Actors Who Do Their Own Stunts

Hollywood Actors Who Do Their Own Stunts
Chris Pine performed the majority of his own stunts throughout Unstoppable, and with a high speed, adrenaline fueled film such as this - that's no mean feat.  To celebrate the release of Unstoppable on Blu-ray and DVD February 15th, we're going to take a look at Pine and some other celebrated stars that put themselves in the line of fire without relying on stand-ins.

Angelina Jolie - Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt FTW.  During a gun/tumbling stun, the world's most beautiful woman suffered a head injury - ultimately slicing her face.  She is now permanently scarred from her work in this unexpected action masterpiece.  Jolie shadowed a real spy, jumped off helicopters and kicked butt with absolutely no CGI assistance.  Raw and aggressive, we believe Salt has elevated her to the next level of fast-paced action stardom.

Jackie Chan - Rush Hour (1998)

Known for his amazing acrobatics and stunt work, Jackie raised the bar by introducing a comedic approach in this well-loved movie.  Jackie holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Stunts By A Living Actor", and his approach to physical humor helped create a modern-day sensation, allowing the film to gross of over $140 million dollars at the U.S. box office.

Bruce Willis - Die Hard (1988)

Classic.  No one would have thought that this was Brucey's first action flick.  The "hard" part was pretending that the movie was dangerous to film, when in all actuality - the possibility of liability issues kept everyone safe with harnesses and safety nets.  Despite all the precautions, Mr. Willis wasn't able to escape the nightmares about possible accidents happening on set. 

Matt Damon - The Bourne Identity (2002)

Matt had never been in a physically demanding role up until he portrayed Jason Bourne.  He ended up training for three months straight for this box office hit.  He endured extensive weapons training, boxing, martial arts and crash simulations.  On screen hand-to-hand combat and scaling walls ultimately changed his career forever, allowing him to be cast in more unrestrained scenarios. 

Chris Pine - Unstoppable (2010)

Denzel Washington recommended Chris for the role of Will to director/producer Tony Scott.  Fearless and resolute, Chris performed most of his own stunts in this high octane motion picture.  That's commendable considering that a train going 50 miles per hour would likely scare most people.  If you don't have any CGI, we guess you have to get down and dirty!

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