Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17

Happy Birthday to the indestructible Kiwi known as Zoe Bell. She couldn't have come at a better time; as CGI threatens to render movie making completely safe, Zoe reminds audiences the irreplaceable value of a skilled stunt professional. Growing up in New Zealand, she studied competitive gymnastics and Taekwon-Do. She first wowed a global audience as the stunt double for Xena: Warrior Princess. Later, she doubled for Uma Thurman in the Kill Bill films, and impressed Quentin Tarantino enough to write her into his next project, Death Proof.

Now she's transitioning to acting work (Gamer, Whip It) while still making other movie stars look good (Inglorious Basterds, 27 Dresses.) I don't have a folding chair or a pane glass window to throw her through, but Happy Birthday anyway, Zoe...

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