‘Any Which Way You Can’ director Clint Eastwood Stunt Double was 92 – Deadline

Wayne “Buddy” Van Horn, longtime stunt double for Clint Eastwood and director of the Eastwood films Either way, The Dead Pool and Pink Cadillac, passed away on May 11 according to an obituary in The Los Angeles Times. He was 92 years old.

Van Horn was credited as the stunt coordinator on the Eastwood films from 1972 to 2011, including the years 1976. The Enforcer, 1977 The glove and 1983 Brutal shock. He was also a second unit manager on Eastwood’s Magnum Force and The recruit. As an actor, Van Horn’s most important on-screen appearance was Field Marshal Jim Duncan in 1973. Drifter of the high plains. The film stars Eastwood as a mysterious alien who dispenses justice in a corrupt border mining town. As an Eastwood double, Duncan was cast to suggest that he and the stranger might be the same person. Van Horn is the murdered Field Marshal who planned to bring back to the government a golden stake that the Town of Lago wanted to keep for themselves and Eastwood is the Vengeful Spirit who returned to make the people of Lago pay for their actions.

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A skilled rider from a young age, Van Horn used his equestrian skills early in his film and television career in the 1950s and 1960s. He often doubled for Guy Williams in the Disney television series. Zorro, broadcast in 1957-1958. Also adept at fencing and fighting scenes, he appeared in films such as the 1960s Spartacus, and 1965 The warlord. Other major stars he had voiced for include Gregory Peck in Mackenna’s Gold, James Stewart in Firecreek and Henry Fonda in The Cheyenne Social Club.

Other stunt credits include Dirty Harry (1971), Space Cowboys (2000), Million dollar baby (2004) and Gran Torino (2008). His other television work includes Falcon Crest, Wildside, Magnum PI. and The six million dollar man to name a few.

Van Horn is survived by his wife Konne, two daughters and five grandchildren.

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