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Stunt performer Dickey Beer

Dickey Beer.

Dickey Beer (A.K.A. "Dickie Beer", born September 16, 1955 in the Neatherlands) is a stunt performer, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit/assistant director, stunt driver, stunt rigger and occasional actor who performed stunts as various Thuggee guards for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom during the rail car chase and bridge cutting sequences, where he was dispatched by Kate Capshaw's Willie Scott (who was doubled by Wendy Leech) and Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones (doubled by Vic Armstrong) respectively. He doubled as Kazim during the fight with Jones on the boat chase in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and also played a German truck occupant that got blown up by Sean Connery's character Henry Jones during the tank combat scene.

Outside of his work with the Indiana Jones franchise, Beer has a wealth of behind the scenes stories. [1]. He has provided stunt work on blockbuster films such as 1983's Superman III and Krull, 1984's Dune, 1985's A View to a Kill (where he coordinated the snow ski unit), 1988's Rambo III, 1990's Total Recall and Air America, 1995's Rob Roy, 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 2008's Pineapple Express and Hancock, 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon and 2012's The Bourne Legacy.

He's also better known by fans of George Lucas' Star Wars sequel Return of the Jedi where he not only portrayed various aliens and biker scout characters but also was one of various stunt performers to double as the fan favorite villain Boba Fett in his demise and worked with Indiana Jones stuntman Glenn Randall, Jr. on that film. He also took over as stunt double for Mark Hamill's character Luke Skywalker after the original stunt performer Colin Skeaping was injured during rehearsals.[2] Beer has been to several fan conventions along with the other Fett portrayers and talked about the difficult experiences filming the stunts and signing autographs of the famous sequence.

Beer also is known for his main and assistant stunt coordination for the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (which he also provided stunts for), the SciFi satire Starship Troopers, Death Race 2 and various Steven Seagal action pictures. He also did stunt aerial rigging for the 1993 blockbuster Cliffhanger. Beer also details on his official website what other challenges lie ahead in his profession while also clarifying better what exactly a stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director's responsibility is.

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