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A Picture and Its Story

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The Stuntman's Story - 26 Jun 2015
Daniel Bargueño Morilla, 26, has been a stuntman on titles including the horror film Extinction, acting as the stunt double for the actor Matthew Fox.

He has also worked on the thriller Grand Piano and the Spanish TV drama Cuéntame.

Morilla showcases his skills here as he flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the feature film Gernika in the Basque town of Guernica, northern Spain.

Just another day at the office.

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When people ask me how long it took to become a stuntman, that’s a tough question. I’ve been in training for this virtually all my life, whether by doing acrobatics, gymnastics or horse riding.

I started work as a stuntman at the age of 16.

It began with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreño, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off.

What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it.

I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. Of course I get nervous now and again. Have I been scared, scared? No.

When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for
having done it well.

As for the risks, I know I’ve been lucky.

The only accident I’ve had was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle. That put me out of action for a week.

As for this/these photo/s, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years.

Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me.

I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then the moment comes to go for it.

It was a jump of four or five metres. The landing was fine, a vegetable stall on the set cushioned my fall.

Strange as it may sound, being a stuntman helps me in my life off screen. If you’re flexible and something else happens to you, you’re better prepared.

There isn’t always a steady stream of stunt work so I also work as a motorcycle courier.

I’m safer on my bike than the best of my colleagues because of my stunt training.

When I am on set, I don’t sleep the night before a stunt because of the excitement.

It’s the best thing ever.
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June 17, 2015
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A stuntman flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in the Basque town of Guernica, northern Spain June 17, 2015. The film centres on an American journalist reporting the aerial bombing of the town during the Spanish Civil War by planes from Germany's Condor Legion, in aid of the nationalist military rebellion led by General Francisco Franco. REUTERS/Vincent West TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Photographer Vincent West shot a stunning series of images of stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla flying through the air during an explosion on the set of the film Gernika. Morilla, 26, has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here: 
It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Vincent West TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 26, 2015
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A Picture and Its Story: The Stuntmans' Story
A combination picture shows stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flying through the air following an explosion on the set of feature film Gernika in Guernica, Spain June 17, 2015. Morilla has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here:

It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Vincent West
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June 26, 2015
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming...
Guernica, Spain
A Picture and Its Story: The Stuntmans' Story
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in Guernica, Spain in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Morilla, 26, has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here:
It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Vincent West
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June 26, 2015
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming...
Guernica, Spain
A Picture and Its Story: The Stuntman's Story
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in Guernica, Spain in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Morilla has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here:

It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Vincent West
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June 26, 2015
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming...
Guernica, Spain
A Picture and Its Story: The Stuntman's Story
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in Guernica, Spain in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Morilla has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here:

It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Vincent West TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 26, 2015
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the...
Guernica, Spain
A Picture and Its Story: The Stuntman's Story
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in Guernica, Spain in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Morilla has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here:

It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Vincent West
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June 26, 2015
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming...
Guernica, Spain
A Picture and Its Story: The Stuntman's Story
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in Guernica, Spain in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Morilla has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here:

It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Vincent West
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June 26, 2015
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming...
Guernica, Spain
A Picture and Its Story: The Stuntman's Story
Stuntman Daniel Bargueno Morilla, 26, flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in Guernica, Spain in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Morilla has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here:

It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Vincent West
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June 26, 2015
Stuntman Daniel Bragueno Morilla, 26, poses in front of his home in Madrid, Spain, June 25, 2015. Morilla...
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A Picture and Its Story: The Stuntman's Story
Stuntman Daniel Bragueno Morilla, 26, poses in front of his home in Madrid, Spain, June 25, 2015. Morilla has been working as a stuntman since the age of 16, he tells his story here:
 
It started with me doing acrobatics training in a gym. Then after doing a trial for Ignacio Carreno, who’s been my boss ever since, I was off. What’s it like being a stuntman? I love it. I have been a bit frightened occasionally but that’s what I enjoy. I’ve got nervous now and again. When I've finished a stunt I feel even better for having done a risky job and for having done it well. I know I’ve been lucky. The only accident I’ve had during work was when I fell down some stairs and twisted my ankle, putting me out of action for a week. As for this photo, when it comes to jumping from ramps, I don’t need to do much training. I’ve been doing it for years. Backward and forward somersaults, pirouettes, they’ve become second nature to me. I prepare for the scene, do all the rehearsals, then off I go. The night before a stunt I don’t sleep because of the excitement. It’s the best thing ever. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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