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Stunt doubles are pretty much always used in movies -- unless you're dealing with someone insane like Tom Cruise, who wants to do all his stunts himself -- but they rarely get the attention they deserve.
Michael Douglas' stunt double has been playing him for 26 years, and now he is no longer a behind-the-scenes face.
Douglas, 70, revealed the identity of his stunt-double, and he shares not only a similar body, but the same first name too! Michael Runyard isn't just Douglas' loyal stunt double though -- they're also good friends.
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The Ant-Man actor finished filming the Marvel movie with Runyard this past weekend, and he shared this pic of the duo. And you guessed it, they really do look alike!
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Filming on Marvel's "Ant-Man" continues in Georgia this week, but one cast member won't be involved - Michael Douglas. Douglas has posted on his Facebook page that he's wrapped his scenes as Hank Pym on the production, completing his final scene this past weekend. Marvel puts aside time for additional filming closer to release, so Douglas may be back as Pym for further filming down the line.
He also posted an image of himself standing alongside longtime stunt double Mike Runyard, whom he has worked with for the past twenty-six years including such films as Ridley Scott's "Black Rain," Danny DeVito's "The War of the Roses," Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Instinct," Joel Schumacher's "Falling Down," Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys," Barry Levinson's "Disclosure," David Fincher's "The Game" and Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra".
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- Garth Franklin
Douglas posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself and his stunt double Mike Runyard, who he has also worked with on Black Rain and The Game. “Finished my last days on Ant-Man this weekend. Had a great time, a new experience with all these blue screens!”, Douglas wrote. Check out the photo below:
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Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th , 2015, with Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, »
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Director Peyton Reed remains hard at work on the shoot of Ant-Man, but one of his stars on the film, Michael Douglas, has completed his work. Furthermore, he's both shot his scenes as Hank Pym, and has posted a new picture of himself in costume on his Facebook account.
The picture sees Douglas alongside his long-time stuntman, Mike Runyard. As Douglas writes, the pair have worked together on the likes of Black Rain and The Game across 26 years (they play golf together too, it seems).
Douglas wrote that he had finished "my last days on Ant-Man this weekend. Had a great time, a new experience with all these blue screens!".
Ant-Man is set for release in cinemas in July 2015. And here's that picture of a costumed Douglas...
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Ant-Man is continuing to shoot in Georgia all this week, with the production crew seeking quite a few extras. While it wasn't revealed what is taking place in these latest scenes, they will not feature Hank Pym, as Michael Douglas has announced that his time on set has come to a close.
The actor has wrapped production on his portion of the shoot, revealing that he completed his last scene on the Marvel Phase Two adventure this past weekend. He let everyone know on Facebook with a message for his fans. He also included an image of himself standing alongside longtime stunt double Mike Runyard, whom he has worked with for the past 26 years.
"Finished my last days on Ant-Man this weekend. Had a great time, a new experience with all these blue screens! These are some photos of myself and Mike Runyard, my stuntman and golfing buddy for the for the last 26 years, »
Recent casting notices for Marvel's Ant-Man adaptation indicate there are additional extras-heavy scenes to be filmed in Georgia all this week, but it's now safe to say those scenes may not involve Hank Pym as Michael Douglas has wrapped. "Finished my last days on Ant-Man this weekend," noted the veteran actor on Facebook yesterday. "Had a great time, a new experience with all these blue screens!" The post also features a photo of Douglas on set alongside Mike Runyard, his "stuntman and golfing buddy for the for the last 26 years, including films like Black Rain and The Game." Thanks especially to a heads up via Vixen Varsity, check out the photo(s) below! Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a »
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