Vic Armstrong (born October 5, 1946) is a Taurus-award-winning British stuntman, stunt coordinator, second unit director and actor who was Harrison Ford's stunt double on the first three Indiana Jones films alongside wife Wendy Leech. He also played a Nazi soldier in Raiders of the Lost Ark. In addition, he doubled Ford for Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Timothy Dalton in Flash Gordon and the late Christopher Reeve in the first two Superman films. He is one of the most profilific people to date according to the Guinness World Book of Records.
He directed the Young Indiana Jones episode Austria, March 1917, which was included in the Adventures in the Secret Service compilation release. He has also directed action films such as the Dolph Lundgren actioner Army of One (aka Joshua Tree) and 2014's upcoming Left Behind.
Armstrong wanted to return as Ford's double in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but scheduling conflicts with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor made it unworkable. However, he had discussed possible action sequences with Steven Spielberg during the production of War of the Worlds.
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- ↑ "A Race Against Time: Indiana Jones IV", Empire, 29 September 2006, pp. 100.