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Woo receives Stunt awards

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May 22, 2001 | 12:31pm EDT

Jumping off cliffs and hanging from high altitude might get you an award. Stunt people from such films as Gladiator and Charlie's Angels were big winners in the first World Stunt Awards, held Sunday. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Arnold Schwarzenegger was honored as best-action movie star. "You have made me shine on the screen," he said. "You made me look heroic." Mission Impossible 2 director John Woo won for best-action director, but he said he was not the one "jumping off a motorcycle or driving 150 feet through the air." Stuntman Hal Needham received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Celebrity presenters Burt Reynolds, Chuck Norris and James Cameron gave out awards in 11 categories, including best fight and best specialty stunt. The two-hour show, hosted by Alec Baldwin, will air June 16 on ABC.

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