Awards & Winners

Vic Armstrong

Date of Birth 05-October-1946
Place of Birth Farnham Common
(United Kingdom, Buckinghamshire)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Victor Monroe Armstrong, Munro Armstrong, Victor M. Armstrong, Victor Armstrong
Profession Film Director, Stunt Performer, Actor
Victor Monroe Armstrong is a BAFTA winning British film director, stunt coordinator, second unit director, and stunt double -- the world's most prolific according to the Guinness Book of Records. The 6-foot Armstrong doubled for 6'1" Harrison Ford in the first three Indiana Jones films, 6'2" Timothy Dalton for Flash Gordon, George Lazenby for the Swiss Alps skiing scenes in the Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and 6'4" Christopher Reeve in Superman and Superman II. Reportedly, Armstrong looked so much like Harrison Ford that the crew members on the films were constantly mistaking him for Ford. This proved useful when Ford injured his back and had to sit out for filming crucial action sequences in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Armstrong filled in for him. The stunt where he jumps from a horse onto a German tank in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was voted one of the Top Ten film stunts of all time by a panel of experts and Sky Movies viewers in the UK in 2002. On a private photograph taken on the film set, Ford wrote to Armstrong, "If you learn to talk I'm in deep trouble!" Armstrong was unable to work on the fourth Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull due to commitments to The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. However, he had discussed possible action sequences with Steven Spielberg during production of War of the Worlds.

Awards by Vic Armstrong

Check all the awards nominated and won by Vic Armstrong.


Nominations 2008 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture I Am Legend


BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award

Nominations 2002 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award


Academy Award for Best Technical Achievement
(For the refinement and application to the film industry of the Fan Descender for accurately and safely arresting the descent of stunt persons in high freefalls. Considered a standard of the industry, the Fan Descender provides a means for significantly increasing the safety of very high stunt falls. The system permits falls to be made under controlled deceleration and with a highly predictable stopping point without limitation of camera angles.)