Whenever you see an actor do something in movies, there’s always a sense of disbelief added to it. Maybe they used a stunt man, had some special effects going on, set up some props or just flat-out used the perfect take out of dozens of failures. In some movies however, the actors displayed some impressive skills where no trickery of any kind was involved. Let’s take a look at some of those magic cinema moments.

Tom Holland – Spider-Man

A big part of the reason why Tom Holland was cast as Spider-Man, apart from being the perfect Peter Parker, is that he is a trained dancer and gymnast and actually inserted some gymnastics into his audition tape. So whenever you see Spider-Man flipping around and tumbling, most of the time that will in fact be Holland himself. He does most of the Spider-Man stunt work all by himself!

Lance Henriksen – Alien

One of the most iconic scenes of Alien will always be the knife trick that Bishop does to scare Hudson. Well, it turns out Lance can actually do this in real life and has had to demonstrate it multiple times because of that scene. He doesn’t always do it perfectly though: even on the take that was used in the film he caught Bill Paxton’s pinky finger with the knife.

Keanu Reeves – Youngblood

In fact, Keanu pretty much owes his whole career to the skill he gets to show off here. Keanu was a proficient hockey goaltender and was actually offered a chance to do a tryout at a major junior club. Keanu’s ambitions were never to actually have a career in hockey, however. He decided to go acting instead and earned his first big role in Youngblood as a goalie to Patrick Swayze. 

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