Buddy Van Horn

A stuntman, most famously and frequently for Clint Eastwood, Buddy Van Horn is also a director, having directed the star he doubled for in three films, including "Any Which Way You Can". Van Horn grew up with training ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1929

Filmography

Physical Effects (44)

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Changeling 2008 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Rails & Ties 2007 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Letters From Iwo Jima 2006 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Million Dollar Baby 2004 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Mystic River 2003 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Blood Work 2002 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Waking Up in Reno 2002 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

All the Pretty Horses 2000 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Space Cowboys 2000 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Absolute Power 1997 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Outbreak 1995 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Net 1995 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Stars Fell on Henrietta 1995 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

(New York) (Stunts)

Off Limits 1988 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Shakedown 1988 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Barfly 1987 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Nadine 1987 (Movie)

(Stunts)

The Big Easy 1987 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Three O'Clock High 1987 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Tightrope 1984 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Sudden Impact 1983 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Yellowbeard 1983 (Movie)

(USA) (Stunt Coordinator)

Yellowbeard 1983 (Movie)

(Stunts)

The Beastmaster 1982 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Deer Hunter 1978 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Gauntlet 1977 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Swashbuckler 1976 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Enforcer 1976 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1976 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Master Gunfighter 1975 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot 1974 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

High Plains Drifter 1973 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Show)

Stunt Coordinator

Stunt Seven (TV Show)

Stunts
Director (7)

Outbreak 1995 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

The Net 1995 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Pink Cadillac 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dead Pool 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Any Which Way You Can 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot 1974 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Magnum Force 1973 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Actor (5)

Shakedown 1988 (Movie)

Police Officer (Actor)

FM 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

High Plains Drifter 1973 (Movie)

Marshall Jim Duncan (Actor)
Other (1)

Unforgiven 1992 (Movie)

Technical Consultant (Consultant)

Biography

A stuntman, most famously and frequently for Clint Eastwood, Buddy Van Horn is also a director, having directed the star he doubled for in three films, including "Any Which Way You Can". Van Horn grew up with training as a horseman, a skill that proved to be valuable with the growing popularity of the western film genre in the '50s. His stunt credits are extensive, having been featured in "Gunsmoke", Stanley Kubrick's "Spartacus", and the television series "Bonanza" among many, many others. Van Horn acted as a stunt double for Clint Eastwood in many of Eastwood's starring roles, including "Dirty Harry", "High Plains Drifter", and "Every Which Way but Loose". In 1980, Van Horn stepped behind the camera to direct the sequel to the latter, "Any Which Way You Can". He would go on to direct Eastwood in two more films, 1988's "The Dead Pool", the fifth and final film in the Dirty Harry series, and 1989's action comedy "Pink Cadillac". Altogether, Van Horn is responsible for the stunts in over 100 films, having worked as a stuntman into his 60s. He continued to work with his frequent collaborator Eastwood as a stunt coordinator on his hit films "Million Dollar Baby", "Flags of Our Fathers", "Letters from Iwo Jima", and "Changeling".

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