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Spot The Stuntman

by David Haber

There's a scene in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone where you can clearly see a stuntman double in the place of Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley. But, the stuntman is only in the movie for four frames, so it's literally impossible to see him unless you freeze-frame the DVD.

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I hope they actually have Rupert stab Slytherin's locket in the seventh movie. I thought that, to be in Gryffindor, you had to be brave? He needs to get more in character, or the director is going to have to make him do it.

Posted by C.J. from Utah on December 28, 2007 11:02 PM

I was watching as closely as possible, and I saw the stuntman! While the film was going at normal speed!

i tried pointing him out, but no one else saw him.

Posted by Sarah on April 14, 2008 08:45 AM

They film both the stunt person and Rupert Grint doing the stunt but with a few differences, like the stabbing of the horse, they wouldn't have done that with the actor on the horse

Posted by Stef on April 18, 2008 12:17 PM

i don't know if it's the angle, but in the picture with the stuntman...the armor on the horses neck is flat, yet in the second, with Rupert, They stand upright at the end...

Posted by George from Earth on July 9, 2008 3:17 PM

Yeah, it's the angle, and the lighting. Look again closely at the second (blown-up) pic of the stuntman. You can just barely make out the up-turned ends of the armor.

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on July 9, 2008 4:13 PM

I think they filmed the entire scene with the double and then just patched in a few Rupert shots with him only falling a little way onto a matress or just lying down on the set.

Posted by aranel from US on June 26, 2009 3:04 PM

But the real question is, why does it matter? We do not notice it unless we're REALLY looking for it. It is for entertainment and it is better not to tell us if we can tell the stuntman is there, so we don't have to anticipate to look for it when we might miss some of the other events taking place in the movie.

Posted by Matt from Coldwater, MI on June 26, 2009 7:12 PM

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