The True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman
My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes
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By Vic Armstrong with Robert Sellers, Foreword by Steven Spielberg
Release Date: May 17, 2011
Vic Armstrong has been hiding in plain sight my entire life disguised as some of my favorite action-adventure characters. In his book, The True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes, 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!
In his own words, with the help of biographer Robert Sellers, the man who so closely resembled Harrison Ford that Ford’s little boy once took his hand and walked off with him by mistake tells his true life story beginning with a happy and industrious upbringing in England with loving parents and close siblings where his father’s work shoeing horses taught Armstrong about the care, hard work, and dedication to animals that filled the young lad with horseracing ambitions. His father’s work moved the family all the way to Kenya when Armstrong was just nine years old and set the stage for a long life of enthusiastic globetrotting. He writes, “Working with horses also instilled in me a great discipline. I’ve always been a disciplinarian and a believer in in mind over matter.” Recounting his childhood dream of becoming a steeplechase jockey literally starving himself to meet the weight requirements which, at over six feet tall, was no easy feat, Armstrong writes, “You force yourself to do these things. It builds character. You force yourself to do things you’re frightened of, heights and falls and stunts.”
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