How do you even become a stuntman? Is their training or a school you can go to?
These days, if you put a reel together of the insane stuff you’re willing to do, you’re a stuntman because someone will probably come knocking. The term is so loose now, so it probably annoys the veteran stunt guys who take very calculated risks in specific fields, like driving, horseback, high falls, burns, and all that stuff that requires some schooling. When you meet those guys you can also see the difference in quality of the individual. They came up during a time when we didn’t worship ourselves the way we do now through social media and all the modes of expression. They just got the job done, whether they were the star or not. That’s the other side stunt performers should focus on.
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