Interview: JAMES BOND And INDIANA JONES Stuntman Vic Armstrong - Movies In Focus
Vic Armstrong is something of a movie legend. You may not know the name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen his work. Armstrong started out as a movie stuntman, working on the Gregory Peck film Arabesqe, before he began his longstanding association with the James Bond franchise in You Only Live Twice (he was the first ninja down the rope into Blofeld’s volcanic lair). He also doubled for Christopher Reeve in Richard Donner’s Superman before moving on to become a stunt co-ordinator and then second unit director. Armstrong is also a director in his own right, with an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and the Dolph Lundgren film Joshua Tree to his credit. Over the years Armstrong has worked with many of Hollywood’s greatest; from old school directors like David Lean and Stanley Kubrick, to more modern masters like Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott, to name but a few. In fact, Armstrong has been one of Hollywood’s main “go to” stunt professionals for over the last forty years. Armstrong offers details on his life, career in big-budget features (documented in his autobiography My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes: The True Adventures of the World’s [...]