The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman

The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman

My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes

Book - 2011
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"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

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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 3 ,  Thor , 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!
Publisher: London : Titan, 2011
ISBN: 9781848568747
1848568746
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 ARM 2011 22
Characteristics: 352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Sellers, Robert
Alternative Title: World's greatest stuntman

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ChristchurchLib Jun 16, 2014

"Profiles the life and career of one of the most prolific stuntmen in movies, who has worked with stars including Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Tom Cruise." Biography and Memoir June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/e76de127-9f54-4458-8077-5d8066564263?postId=54838571-24e0-4163-a99d-324dcb72dea9

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book Comment: "Very interesting and knowledgable"

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walkermom
Nov 28, 2011

Vic has led an amazing life and shares many anecdotes from his work in Tv ans films - the only problem is that he is a lousy writer/storyteller. (Should have used a ghost-writer!)
It is like listening to someone mess up a joke - you know the humor is there, but it fails in the delivery.
Still, worth reading if you are an avid movie fan or stunts buff.
Also includes amazing behind-the-scenes photos.

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