Friday, July 23, 2010

RIP Alex Green

Canadian stuntman and actor Alex Green died on Tuesday, July 20th. He was 68.

Born in Australia in 1942, Green always dreamed of being a stuntman in western films. Moving to Vancouver, British Columbia and then took off for Hollywood, where he fought, fell and played with fire in productions such as “Superman”, “Death Hunt”, “First Blood”, “Shanghai Noon” and more. He doubled for such Hollywood stars as Jack Lemmon, Omar Shariff, Oliver Reed, Christopher Plummer and Peter Falk. In 1968 he founded Stunts Canada.

“He loved the film industry. He loved cowboys”, said James Bamford the current president, “He always kept the attitude of a child, based on his love for film and television.” Green was a expert whip artist and cracked the whip for Anthony Hopkins in the 1998 film, “The Mask of Zorro”.

Green was associated with several Euro-westerns during his career. He was a double for Oliver Reed in “The Trap” (1965), “Bordertown” TV series (1990-1991), “BloodRayne: Deliverance” (2007) as stuntman. Green would become world known for his Western gun-spinning and bullwhip-cracking, performing in more than 2,500 shows around the world.

He had been fighting liver cancer for the past year.


  1. Alex Green was active in Hollywood from 1962 to 2010. For over 48 years, Green performed worldwide showcasing his skills at fast draw, gun spinning, and whip cracking. He is also well known for a showdown he had in a film with Kevin Costner where he played a police officer but as of right now I can't remember the title. I'll look it up tomorrow maybe. Until then goodbye.

  2. I finally remembered the Kevin Costner movie that Australian-Canadian actor and stuntman Alex Green got shot in. It's called, "3000 Miles To Graceland" and in the film, he is practicing his fast draw with a pearl handled Colt .45 Single Action Army revolver in nickel finish. From what I understand, it was one of his very own guns in the film. I'm not sure but I think that's what it was. I can't remember what gun Kevin Costner had in the film but I wanna say it was either a .45 automatic 1911 or a Beretta M9. I don't remember as it's been a long time since I've seen the film. I think Samuel L. Jackson was also in the film and the whole idea behind the movie was that they rob a casino in Vegas looking like Elvis. I must say for a bunch of criminals, they sure know how to commit a crime. Anybody who can pull off a heist looking like Elvis is either a genius or a maniac. Maybe even both. But either way it was a great film. Alex Green was definitely the king of Canadian stuntmen. RIP Alex Green.