Vincze Miklos rounds up a gallery of legendary stunt doubles that had to stand in when the going got tough.

From the book Vic Armstrong - Stuntman

While some actors insist on performing their own, sometimes dangerous, stunts, many iconic movie action moments were performed by brave stunt doubles. Here are some of the great stunt people of the last hundred years, sometimes captured alongside the actors they’ve doubled.

Yakima (Yak) Canutt, the man who filmed the iconic scene in John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939)

The former world rodeo champion Canutt worked on dozens of westerns, but he is best known as the stunt double for Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind (1939), and was the second unit director of Ben Hur (1959), too.

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