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Mini Bio (1)

Kenny Bates is known for his work on Pearl Harbor (2001), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Armageddon (1998).

Trade Mark (1)

Specializes in stunt falls from heights

Trivia (3)

Became an accomplished second unit director and co-producer.
Has done stunt work on franchises such as Die Hard, Maniac Cop and Transformers as well as various buddy cop films/sequels/parodies and adult film productions.
Does lots of fire stunts and safety prep.

Personal Quotes (5)

"I should be proud of the stunts. I'm proud to be alive. My number should've come up a long time ago." (June 2001)
[on preparing to take a stunt fall:] "You're up there with a walkie-talkie, looking down, and your body feels like a big, hollow cylinder. You're so frightened you can hear the blood circulating through your brain. You're wondering if you're going to pass out or throw up. Your eyes tear up and they water. You become very pale." (June 2001)
[about performing a stunt fall:] "In your mind you're dying, no matter how many times you've done it or how safe you think it is. You relive it a hundred times." (June 2001)
"I've only been to the hospital twice -- once for a bad case of the flu and the other time for a knee injury. I was being dragged behind a car, and I bounced off a curb. Bumps, bruises, scratches, burns, pulled muscles, cracked ribs. I've been on fire, through walls, hit by cars, through windows, through roofs, on top of cars, landing on buses. Pretty much anything that's ugly, I've had an experience with it. Bruce Willis says I've got brass balls." (June 2001)
"You look around at your guys, at their faces, and you tell them, 'Everything's cool. This is my deal. This is what I want to do.' You start the count: three, two -- you drop the walkie-talkie -- one -- your foot hits the edge of the building -- go -- you're airborne." (June 2001)

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