Damien Walters wins The 2010 Taurus World Stunt Award

By now you’ve probably already seen stunt man Damien Walters latest video, it’s received almost 2.5 million views on youtube to date. British Gymnastics reported that Damien has won the 2010 Taurus World Stunt Award. Go Damien!

The 2003 World Team Champion; 2003 and 2006 European Team Champion and former multiple British Champion in Tumbling, Damien Walters who, after his retirement has started a new career as a stunt-man, was announced last week as the winner of the 2010 Taurus World Stunt Awards for the best fight for his performance in the film “Ninja Assassin”. Taurus World Stunt Awards are for the stunt-world what the Oscars are for the film stars.

“I was very shocked to find out that I had won as I have only been doing stunts for 3 years now and this award is mainly won by stunt men who have been in the business for a long time! This is a big achievement for me and I am really happy about it!” said Damien, who is currently shooting the new Steven Speilberg film “I am Number 4” in Pittsburgh (USA).

The Taurus was awarded to Damien for scenes where he doubles the main character and is involved in a huge chase and fight for about 10 minutes of the film.

“I had to do all kinds of crazy things like get hit by a car, jump out off buildings, jump from 10 metres up to crash through scaffolding, do somersaults from different ledges to land on platforms 10-15 meters up in the air and also crash through a 3rd story window to land on a van on my back, and then crash to the floor where a car would stop inches from my head…”
explained Damien.

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