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Vic Armstrong is a Actor, Director, Second Unit Director and Stunts British born on 5 october 1946

Vic Armstrong

Vic Armstrong
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 october 1946 (73 years)

Victor Monroe Armstrong (born 5 October 1946) is a BAFTA winning British film director, stunt coordinator, second unit 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, George Lazenby for the Swiss Alps skiing scenes in the Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and 6'4" Christopher Reeve in Superman and 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 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was voted one of the Top Ten film stunts of all time by a panel of experts and Sky Movies viewers in the UK in 2002. On a private photograph taken on the film set, Ford wrote to Armstrong, "If you learn to talk I'm in deep trouble!" Armstrong was unable to work on the fourth Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull due to commitments to The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. However, he had discussed possible action sequences with Steven Spielberg during production of War of the Worlds.

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. Vic was also the opening scene director on Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Second Unit Director for The Amazing Spider-Man.

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.

His memoir My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes: The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman which was published by Titan Books in early 2011. He received an honorary Academy Award in 2001 for his work.

In 2013, he signed on to direct a remake of the Left Behind film series stated for release in 2014.

Best films

War of the Worlds (2005)
(Second Unit Director)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
(Stunt Coordinator)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
(Stunt Coordinator)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
(Second Unit Director)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
(Stunts)
Total Recall (1990)
(Second Unit Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Vic Armstrong (31 films)

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Actor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, 1h54
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Russell Wong
Rating52% 2.6021152.6021152.6021152.6021152.602115
In ancient China, Qin Shi Huang, a brutal and tyrannical warlord, unites the country's kingdoms into an empire and becomes the Dragon Emperor. He orders the construction of the Great Wall of China to bury and curse his dead enemies. The Emperor soon grows fearful that his death will end all he has accomplished and summons Zi Yuan, a sorceress who is said to know the secret of immortality. She seemingly casts a spell on the Emperor in Sanskrit, before he executes General Ming, his trusted friend and Zi Yuan's lover. But foreseeing such events, Zi Yuan immolates and detains the Emperor, transforming his army into the Terracotta Army, and flees.
Black Beauty, 1h28
Directed by Caroline Thompson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Andrew Knott, Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Peter Davison, Alan Cumming
Roles Job Horse Boss
Rating65% 3.297943.297943.297943.297943.29794
Black Beauty (voiced by Alan Cumming; played by Docs Keepin Time) narrates his story. He is born on a farm in the English countryside and remains by his mother's side until he is sent to Birtwick Park to serve Squire Gordon and his family.
Tai-Pan
Tai-Pan (1986)
, 2h7
Directed by Daryl Duke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical
Actors Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, Tim Guinee, Russell Wong, John Stanton, Kyra Sedgwick
Roles Drunken Sailor
Rating56% 2.800652.800652.800652.800652.80065
The film begins following the British victory of the First Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading companies believe will be useful for the import of merchandise to be traded on mainland China, a highly lucrative market.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1h55
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films, Children's films
Actors Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott
Roles German Soldier (uncredited)
Rating83% 4.197624.197624.197624.197624.19762
In 1936, archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) braves an ancient booby-trapped temple in Peru and retrieves a golden idol. He is confronted by rival archaeologist René Belloq (Paul Freeman) and the indigenous Hovito people. Surrounded and outnumbered, Jones is forced to surrender the idol to Belloq and escapes aboard a waiting floatplane.
Exposé
Exposé (1976)
, 1h22
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Patsy Smart, Karl Howman, Vic Armstrong
Roles Big Youth
Rating53% 2.6619552.6619552.6619552.6619552.661955
Paul Martin (Kier) is a paranoid novelist who rents out a secluded cottage in the British countryside in order to complete his new book, a pretentious sex romp. He has split with his girlfriend Suzanne (Richmond) and is having problems writing his book. To do the typing for him, he employs a secretary, Linda Hindstatt (Hayden), whom he meets at the railway station. A couple of youths at the railway station intimidate Linda, prompting Paul to give them a battering. Afterwards, Linda takes a walk in a field where she is raped by the youths. As a result, she shoots them both dead. Meanwhile, Paul keeps having nightmares and all his advances on Linda are rejected. He gets Suzanne to come back and she begins having sex with Linda. Paul then crashes into a river, while Suzanne is murdered in the shower and everything erupts into a pandemonium of violence.
Billy Two Hats, 1h39
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Gregory Peck, Jack Warden, David Huddleston, Desi Arnaz Jr., John Pearce, Vic Armstrong
Roles Harry Sweets Bradley
Rating62% 3.145983.145983.145983.145983.14598
Following a bank robbery in the American west, the partner of Scottish outlaw Arch Deans is killed and his young Indian half breed friend Billy Two Hats is captured.
You Only Live Twice, 1h57
Directed by Lewis Gilbert, Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Volcanisme, Martial arts films, Political films
Actors Sean Connery, Tetsurō Tanba, Mie Hama, Donald Pleasence, Akiko Wakabayashi, Bernard Lee
Rating68% 3.4480253.4480253.4480253.4480253.448025
An American NASA spacecraft is hijacked from orbit by another, unidentified spacecraft. The U.S. suspect it to be the Soviets, but the British suspect Japanese involvement since the spacecraft landed in the Sea of Japan. To investigate, MI6 operative James Bond—agent 007—is sent to Tokyo after faking his own death in Hong Kong and being buried at sea from HMS Tenby (F65).

Director

Left Behind, 1h50
Directed by Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Films about religion, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dans un avion, Dystopian films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson, Cassi Thomson, Jordin Sparks
Rating31% 1.5628851.5628851.5628851.5628851.562885
University of Central Arkansas student Chloe Steele has flown in from college to surprise her father, pilot Rayford Steele, for his birthday party. Her mother Irene Steele quickly calls to inform her, however, that her father cannot make it. While at the airport waiting for him, Chloe meets up with investigative reporter Cameron "Buck" Williams.
Joshua Tree, 1h46
Directed by Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Kristian Alfonso, George Segal, Geoffrey Lewis, Beau Starr, Michelle Phillips
Rating57% 2.8509252.8509252.8509252.8509252.850925
Wellman Anthony Santee (Dolph Lundgren) is a former racecar driver who has turned to a life of crime since the death of his mother. Santee and his friend Eddie Turner (Ken Foree) bend the law for profit by hauling exotic stolen cars.
Last Action Hero, 2h10
Directed by John McTiernan, Brian W. Cook, Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Austin O'Brien, Art Carney
Rating63% 3.19943.19943.19943.19943.1994
Danny Madigan is a teenage boy living in a crime-ridden area of New York City with his widowed mother Irene. To escape from his harsh reality, Danny often skips school to watch movies at the run-down Pandora movie theater, owned and managed by Danny's friend Nick. Nick receives the film reels for Jack Slater IV, the latest in one of Danny's favorite film series about the titular Los Angeles police detective and violent action hero, and offers to show it to Danny at a private screening just before the world premiere. To mark the occasion, Nick tears up a special ticket he received from Harry Houdini years ago, giving one half of the stub to Danny as a keepsake.
F/X2
F/X2 (1991)
, 1h44
Directed by Richard Franklin, Brian W. Cook, Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason, Philip Bosco, Kevin J. O'Connor
Rating59% 2.9509252.9509252.9509252.9509252.950925
Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is asked by his girlfriend's ex-husband, a cop, to use his special-effects expertise to help catch a serial killer. However, when things go wrong and the cop is killed, he begins to suspect a setup and corruption within the police department. He calls on the help of his friend Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy) to investigate the death and they discover the trail leads to an old case involving stolen gold medallions that have been missing for decades. The antagonists mean to retrieve the stolen Medallions and return them to their proper owner, the Catholic church. At the same time, an unknown assassin is trying to kill Rollie and his family in an attempt to destroy all evidence of the murder.
A Sunday Horse, 2h
Directed by Vic Armstrong
Genres Drama
Actors Nikki Reed, Linda Hamilton, William Shatner, Ving Rhames, Ryan Merriman, Cassi Thomson
Rating61% 3.0591853.0591853.0591853.0591853.059185
Née du mauvais côté de la barrière, Debi Connor va surmonter les préjugés et un accident quasi-mortel pour devenir championne d'équitation avec un cheval sous-estimé.

Director

Angel Has Fallen, 2h1
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Politique
Actors Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston, Tim Blake Nelson
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating63% 3.1999753.1999753.1999753.1999753.199975
Au début du film, l'agent du Secret Service Mike Banning combat violemment des soldats d'élite, dans un centre d'entraînement opéré par la société paramilitaire Salient Global, qui appartient à son ex-collègue des forces spéciales et ami Wade Jennings. Par ailleurs, Banning cache à son entourage qu'il souffre de migraines, d'insomnie et de maux de dos et consulte plusieurs médecins pour les traiter. Plus tard, il accompagne le Président des États-Unis, Alan Trumbull, à une partie de pêche sur une rivière. Sur le bateau de pêche, lorsque ses douleurs l'empêchent de poursuivre son travail, il demande à être remplacé par un collègue. Près de la rive, Banning aperçoit un essaim se diriger vers le site et comprend qu'il s'agit de drones. Les hommes sur place sont tués, sauf Banning et Trumbull.
Johnny English Strikes Again, 1h29
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson, Charles Dance, Pippa Bennett-Warner
Roles Assistant Director
Rating62% 3.101273.101273.101273.101273.10127
Lorsqu'un pirate informatique révèle le nom et la couverture de tous leurs agents infiltrés, les Services secrets britanniques n'ont pas d'autre choix que de rappeler le seul agent capable de les aider à débusquer le criminel : Johnny English, retraité du MI7, et désormais simple enseignant.
Mission: Impossible III, 2h5
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating68% 3.448653.448653.448653.448653.44865
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from field work for the IMF and instead trains new recruits while settling down with his fiancée, Julia Meade (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse who is unaware of Ethan's true job. Ethan is approached by fellow IMF agent John Musgrave (Billy Crudup) about a mission to rescue one of Ethan's protégés, Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell), who was captured while investigating arms dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Musgrave has already prepared a team for Ethan: Declan Gormley (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Zhen Lei (Maggie Q), and his old partner Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames).