Let’s face it. We don’t go to an action movie to see the anguish on the hero’s face as the bad guy has off with the dame. We go for the part that comes next: the high-speed chase, the bullet dodging, and the unimaginable leap across great distances and all odds, just in the nick of time, that saves the day.
But rarely do we see the faces of the real women and men who are keeping us on the edges of our seats, much less applaud them at the Oscars.
Stuntman Jack Gill thinks it’s high time we do.
In honor of our brave stuntmen, check out Slate magazine’s list of movie stunts that stuntmen love.
And let’s not forget the actors who go the extra mile to do their own stunts.
So what’s your favorite movie stunt of all time?