At 16, Brett Smrz lost his leg after a freak trampoline accident. Today, Smrz is a professional stunt driver and one of two Ant-Man stunt doubles you’ll see in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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Production on the Ant-Man sequel began earlier this year, but last week, photos of Smrz wearing part of his Ant-Man costume and his everyday prosthetic leg made their way online and challenged everyone to rethink their ideas about what kinds of people become stunt doubles.
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Smrz has spoken candidly about his fateful accident on the trampoline, but more importantly, he’s also been very up-front about how having a prothesis hasn’t really changed his life all that much. In fact, Smrz has said, it hasn’t slowed him down in the least — a determination rooted in the fact that he comes from one of Hollywood’s best-known families of stunt performers.