Crashing cars, roping wild animals in Africa, jumping off cliffs and getting shot off of horses as bombs explode is all in a day's work for a stuntman in Hollywood, and taking the Lord along has made it all possible for Mickey Gilbert. He's been in the movie business since the 1960s, working as a stuntman, stunt coordinator and a second-unit director on some of the most memorable films Hollywood has ever produced. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wild Bunch, The Last of the Mohicans, The Electric Horseman, City Slickers and The Blues Brothers are just a few of the titles in his impressive filmography. With over a hundred movies under his belt, Gilbert has doubled such iconic actors as Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford, and he has designed and coordinated some of the most exciting stunts the silver screen has ever delivered. Filled with humor, warmth, adventure and all the action you can handle, Me and My Saddle-Pal chronicles Gilbert's journey into Hollywood and takes readers along for ride after wild ride as he recollects his part in the making of some of the industry's greatest films.
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About the Author
Rebecca Rockwell is an award-winning author of western historical fiction; her published novels include The Outlaw's Wife, In the Shadow of Death Alley, and The Last Desperado. She is a proud member of Western Writers of America (WWA). She lives in Southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just finished the book after reading it twice, didn't want to miss anything. Great insight in the life of a stuntman, well written and great detail of how movie stunts are done and makes you appreciate all the work and danger these people go though for our enjoyment. Everyone who loves movies and life in general should read this book and see how, not just the Gilberts are a family but all the stuntmen are a family united in their work for our movie enjoyment. After reading the book you have to see the movies again to really enjoy the action. A Stunt documentary should be next...Pick up this book today and be fascinated and enlightened.