Top 10 Celebrities And Their High-Earning Stunt Doubles
Although action-packed movies are the most popular at the box office, many viewers don’t stop to consider the film magic that goes into creating such realistic scenes. Although it might appear that one star is running, jumping, and gun-slinging all the time, in reality, it is a skilled stunt double.
They are paid a lot for their work so that famous actors don’t have to worry about injuring themselves. One website states that the average stunt double earns between $62,000 to $70,000 annually. Although this is a higher salary, experienced stuntmen and women such as those working on blockbuster hits can make anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000. The hazardous nature of the job, combined with the demands of filming, make this a lucrative–yet difficult–profession.
They can be hired back at major movie studios such as Disney or Universal if they do their job well. These action-lovers can’t be stopped once they have a good relationship with a production company.
10 Margot Robbie and Ingrid Kleinig
Margot Robbie portrays Harley Quinn, the deranged girl in the AT&T Warner Bros. movie Suicide Squad. Robbie might appear to be doing all her moves on the surface, but three stunt doubles actually did the hard work. Ingrid Kleinig was one of them.
Kleinig has been in the industry for a long time. Lord of the Rings fans might not know that Kleinig was the voice of Evangeline Lilly in The Hobbit trilogy of movies, taking the falls so the Lost star did not have to.
Movie/Show: Suicide Squad
Salary of Stunt Double: $45,000