Simon Crane

Simon Crane (born 1960) is a British stuntman, stunt coordinator, second unit director and film director. Crane has been a staple in the stunt world for decades working on several of the biggest action films and franchises in movie history, including several Bond films, Aliens, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, Superman 4, Terminator 3, X-Men 3 and Men in Black 3. When filming Cliffhanger (1993), Sly Stallone paid $1 million dollars out of his own pocket for stunt man Simon Crane to slide between two planes on a cable at 15,000 feet (4.6 km) – making it the most expensive aerial stunt ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Like Vic Armstrong and the Powells, Crane has been very popular with the Bond Film Series. Starting out in A View to a Kill (1985), and then he became Timothy Dalton’s stunt double for The Living Daylights (1987) and then graduating to 2nd Unit Stunt Coordinator for License to Kill. Finally in 1995, he was hired as the Stunt Coordinator for GoldenEye, he’s been a 2nd Unit Director or Stunt Coordinator on every film he’s worked since. After the Bond franchise, Simon coordinated stunts for the Academy-Award winning films Titanic and Saving Private Ryan. In 2014, Crane won a SAG Award for Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture on the film Unbroken.

Titanic (1997)

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101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

Building A Better Mummy (1999)

An in-depth look into the creative and technical processes that brought us the heart-stopping visual effects of the film, with director Stephen Sommers and the crew at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.M. Kenny
CAST:  Stephen Sommers  •  John Andrew Berton Jr.  •  Sean Daniel  •  Brendan Fraser

An in-depth look into the creative and technical processes that brought us the heart-stopping visual effects of the film, with director Stephen Sommers and the crew at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.M. Kenny
CAST:  Stephen Sommers  •  John Andrew Berton Jr.  •  Sean Daniel  •  Brendan Fraser

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DIRECTION:  Richard Mervyn
CAST:  Michael Apted  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  John Cleese  •  Chris Corbould

Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart': A Filmmaker's Passion (2000)

A very well structured making-of ducumentary for the film Braveheart (1995). We learn about how Mel Gibson got attached to the project as star, director and producer. This is a fairly informative piece that is a great companion to the film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby Reisz  •  Tom Shelly
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Randall Wallace  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Bruce Davey

A very well structured making-of ducumentary for the film Braveheart (1995). We learn about how Mel Gibson got attached to the project as star, director and producer. This is a fairly informative piece that is a great companion to the film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby Reisz  •  Tom Shelly
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Randall Wallace  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Bruce Davey

Edge of Tomorrow: Weapons of the Future (2014)

The cast and crew discuss the future warriors' exo-armor and armaments, the challenge of wearing, adapting to and performing inside of the suits, the art of combing practical and visual effects, the corresponding stunt work, and the development, construction and ...  (more)

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CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Pierre Bohanna  •  Simon Crane  •  Tom Cruise

The cast and crew discuss the future warriors' exo-armor and armaments, the challenge of wearing, adapting to and performing inside of the suits, the art of combing practical and visual effects, the corresponding stunt work, and the development, construction and ...  (more)

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CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Pierre Bohanna  •  Simon Crane  •  Tom Cruise

Edge of Tomorrow: Creatures Not of This World (2014)

Featurette about the film's alien creatures, beginning with the difficulty of conceiving an original alien species, their story and motivation, and the mystery, uniqueness and frightening edge of the end result.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Simon Crane  •  Tom Cruise  •  Nick Davis

Featurette about the film's alien creatures, beginning with the difficulty of conceiving an original alien species, their story and motivation, and the mystery, uniqueness and frightening edge of the end result.  (more)

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CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Simon Crane  •  Tom Cruise  •  Nick Davis

Inside 'Licence to Kill' (1999)

A behind the scenes look at the James Bond film 'Licence to Kill'  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork
CAST:  Patrick Macnee  •  John Glen  •  Michael G. Wilson  •  Peter Lamont

A behind the scenes look at the James Bond film 'Licence to Kill'  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork
CAST:  Patrick Macnee  •  John Glen  •  Michael G. Wilson  •  Peter Lamont

Inside 'The Living Daylights' (2000)

A behind the scenes look at the James Bond film "The Living Daylights"  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork
CAST:  Dana Broccoli  •  Michael G. Wilson  •  Patrick Macnee  •  John Glen

A behind the scenes look at the James Bond film "The Living Daylights"  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork
CAST:  Dana Broccoli  •  Michael G. Wilson  •  Patrick Macnee  •  John Glen

Goldeneye: The Secret Files (1995)

Made for TV documentary including interview and behind the scenes footage from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sturgeon
CAST:  Peter Aston  •  Sean Bean  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Martin Campbell

Made for TV documentary including interview and behind the scenes footage from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sturgeon
CAST:  Peter Aston  •  Sean Bean  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Martin Campbell