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    “A Lot Of Them Probably Were The Avengers”: ‘The Fall Guy’ Sets Guinness World Record For An Incredible Stunt Feat

    David Leitch’s upcoming film ‘The Fall Guy‘ is set to hit the silver screens with stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in the lead roles. The action comedy promises to bring to the screen a hit combination of humor and some thrilling stunts.

    With the film’s director being a former stunt performer himself, the stunts were paid special attention to in the movie. The efforts reflect quite clearly and have also gained a legitimate recognition it deserves. The film has shattered the a Guinness World Record as its stunt driver has achieved an exceptional feat.

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    Ryan Gosling Appreciates His Team Of Stunt Men For Having “Special Skills”

    Ryan Gosling in 'The Fall Guy'
    Ryan Gosling in ‘The Fall Guy’

    Fans who are eagerly waiting for ‘The Fall Guy‘ have more reasons to rejoice as the film has also etched its name in the Guinness Book of World Records. Logan Holladay, the stunt driver in the film, has rolled the car eight and a half times as part of a stunt, officially surpassing the previous record of seven.

    The record was so far held by Adam Kirley, who had executed seven such car rolls in 2006 film Casino Royale’.

    At a special screening in Los Angeles, lead actors Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt proudly presented Holladay with the Guinness certificate. Gosling revealed that Holladay has also made a cameo in the film.

    He’s buckling me into a car for a stunt he’s about to do, and then he goes on to do eight and a half cannon rolls, which is a world record,” Gosling said. “Then, he pulls me out of the car and pats me on the back for the stunt that he just did. In any other movie, you wouldn’t know that. But in this movie, you do,” he added.

    There’s a lack of recognition for the contribution that [stunt performers] make to cinema and some of the best moments in films that we love so much. That ends here,” the ‘Barbie‘ star said.

    There were times when I was like, ‘Should we be making a movie or robbing a bank? ‘This is kind of the greatest bank robbing team. Everyone had their own special skill. It was like the Avengers or something. And, in fact, a lot of them probably were the Avengers. Just look at their CVs,” Gosling said as he praised the stuntmen.

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    Director David Leitch Has Paid Homage To Stuntmen Through ‘The Fall Guy’

    Still from 'The Fall Guy'
    Still from ‘The Fall Guy’

    Film director David Leitch is a former stunt performer himself and also comes from a family with a background in stunts. He aimed to make ‘The Fall Guy‘ a tribute to the stunt community. The exceptional skills in driving, fights, and falls that stuntmen bring to the films are underrated and are barely appreciated.

    Stunt people and all the blue-collar crews were struggling this year as we had our labor strikes,” Leitch had said during an earlier interview in December. “They’re the ones that really make the magic happen. I just thought it was time to tell a story from their perspective,” he added.

    Speaking about his family background, he added, “Growing up, my dad was a stuntman, so the influence of film sets and the world of stunts was always there”.

    When I learned about The Fall Guy going into production, I knew I had to be part of it. As for the cannon rolls, after two practice runs and one real take, we had one car and one shot left. And after I hit the eight-and-a-half rolls, I had a pretty good feeling that I had broken the record because it felt like the spinning was never going to stop. It was a surreal moment and I’m incredibly proud of what the team achieved,” he added.

    The Fall Guy’ stars a talented ensemble including Hannah Waddingham, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephanie Hsu, and Winston Duke. It is set to hit theaters on May 3rd, promising audiences an adrenaline-fueled ride filled with a perfect amount of humor.

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