The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes

The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes

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Overview

"No CGI can match what Vic can accomplish" - Steven Spielberg 

"Vic is The Man" - Pierce Brosnan

"Vic Armstrong is, of course, a legend" - Martin Scorsese

"This is the best and most original behind-the-scenes book I have read in years, gripping and revealing. Vic Armstrong is modest, humorous and wry - altogether brilliant company." - Roger Lewis, Daily Mail

"[A] page-turner... I couldn't put it down! I had a great time reading this book and give it my highest recommendation." - Leonard Maltin

"[Vic has] been this unheralded savior of movie magic for decades, and hearing how he makes the incredible credible is a must for any film fan." - Hollywood.com

"Armstrong's a fascinating guy and a straight shooter. His book is fantastic." - Ain't It Cool News

"The man is a legend in the industry... [A] mind-blowing, must-read biography." - Movies.com

"The movie memoir of the year!" - SciFi Mafia

"[Vic] talks to you like he’s your cool uncle, or the uncle you wished you had, really down to earth, but at the same time you can tell he’s got a twinkle in his eye as he’s talking..." - Geek Six

“A hell of a read.” – Film School Rejects 

"The key to an entertaining autobiography is a combination of good stories to tell and a distinctive life; Armstrong has them both." - Library Journal

"Armstrong has done it all." - Empire
 
"A spills’n’thrills ride through a fast-forward life in pictures." - The Times

"Armstrong takes us on the spectacular journey of his life that left me wondering who would be brave enough to play him in a movie. What a legacy! What a life! What a book!" - Geeks of Doom



Think you don’t know Vic Armstrong? 

Wrong! You’ve seen his work in countless films... 

He’s been a stunt double for James Bond, Indiana Jones and Superman, and he’s directed action scenes for three Bond movies, Mission Impossible 3Thor, and the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man to name but a few. 

Counting Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger among his friends, and officially credited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Most Prolific Stuntman, Vic’s got a lot of amazing stories to tell, and they’re all here in this - the movie memoir of the year!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857689146
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Vic Armstrong is in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Most Prolific Stuntman. 

Robert Sellers is the author of several books, including Hellraisers and a biography of Harrison Ford. 

Steven Spielberg is a renowned film director.

Table of Contents

Introduction Steven Spielberg 10

Take One 13

Starting Gates 15

Breaking Into Movies 29

The First Ninja 34

Stunt Man For Hire 39

Bond On Ice 43

Surviving The Recession 47

David Lean 49

How To Fall Out Of A Helicopter 51

Learning From The Best 54

Historical Epics 57

The Curse Of The Green Jersey 65

Back In Bondage 72

Close Encounters Of The Kubrick Kind 76

Family Business 78

Small Screen Stunts 81

Vic Of Arabia 83

Face To Face With Oliver Reed And Peter Sellers 89

Mrs Mick Jagger 94

A Bridge Too Far 97

Superman 105

Winner Takes It All 115

Dalliances With Disney 117

High Adventure 120

Hal And Burt 129

Leaps Of Faith 133

A Werewolf In Piccadilly 139

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 142

Escape From Baghdad 150

Never Say Never Again 155

The Return Of Indy 163

Fantasy-Land 175

Up The Amazon With De Niro 188

The Real Mafia 196

Steve, Sly And Ken 201

The Last Crusader 212

Total Recall 222

Trouble In Thailand 230

Future Wars 236

Director's Chair 239

Arnie's Last Stand 249

A Touch Of The Errol Flynns 253

Bug Hunt 258

Tomorrow Never Dies 263

A Double Dose Of Connery 271

Tire World Is Not Enough 276

Vic's Angels 284

Marty And Harvey 289

Die Another Day 296

Cruise Missile 305

Roy 329

Last Man Alive 322

China Syndrome 326

Superheroes 330

Looking Back 337

Filmography 342

Index Of Names And Film Titles 349

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