I would like to start by saying I am a huge fan of Robert Pattinson. I’ve been a fan of his since I first saw his acting in the Harry Potter movies back in 2009. Since then I’ve been patiently waiting for him to break out of his Harry Potter shell and show us a side of himself we didn’t know existed. So when he decided to venture into acting in movie studios outside of the Potterverse, I was ecstatic. It felt like he had finally found a way to express himself creatively and vocally, and I was determined to stand by and support him in any way I could. This is mostly because I feel like he’s one of the most talented actors of our generation, and it’s an absolute shame that more people don’t know about him.
How Much Does It Cost To Have A Stunt Double?
This is a question I get asked a lot, and it’s always a tricky one to answer. There are so many variables that can influence the cost of having a stunt double, not the least of which is how experienced you want the stunt double to be compared to the actor. For an un-choreographed Hollywood movie, you can typically expect to spend between $25,000 and $35,000 on having a competent stunt double who can walk, run, and jump around like an adult. Add in a few thousand bucks for hair and makeup, and that’s about it.
What Are The Prerequisites For A Stunt Double?
So, you want to be a stunt double for a movie. Great! You’ve got two things going for you already: 1) You’re physically able to do a stunt, and 2) You have Hollywood’s approval to do such stunts. As for the rest, it depends on the movie. If it’s an action movie, you’re going to need a few basics such as karate, kung fu, or any other kind of martial arts. You also need to be able to ride a bike and surf, if there’s any riding or surfing in the film. For more info on what else you’ll need, you can check out this comprehensive guide to becoming a stunt double.
What About Training?
Depending on how much time you have for training, this can either be a pro or con. If it’s short notice and you don’t have enough time to train properly, it can be a pain. On the other hand, if you’re working with a skilled stunt coordinator who has experience with this kind of thing, it can be a piece of cake. They will know what to do and how to make it look easy. Plus, with all that experience, they will know exactly how much time you need to dedicate to preparing for a stunt.
Ultimately, no matter what kind of stunt double you want to be for a Hollywood movie, there’s one thing you need to remember: it’s not just about the physical act of doing the stunt. It’s about the mental preparation that comes before it. You are not just running, jumping, and falling around for the camera like a common stuntman. You are doing this for a living, and you need to be able to enter a state of mind where you are without fear or anxiety.
So, what are your thoughts about Robert Pattinson and his decision to become an actor? And what would you do if you were in his shoes?