Here’s a shot of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jim Trella on the red carpet during the 5th Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards. Can you believe that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still refuses to recognize stunt men and women for the work they do? Look at the lengths they go through on the WAY to the awards show! While motion picture actors do a scene or two and then nap in their oversized luxury trailer, stunt teams are hanging from wires, lighting themselves on fire and punching the shit out of each other, all in the name of entertainment. The only time a stunt artist gets any real credit is when the actor does his own stunts (re: Jackie Chan).
It’s time we recognized these people for their sacrifice!