Stunt man Logan Holladay sets a new Guinness World Record in Universal Pictures The Fall Guy

Universal Pictures and 87 North film, The Fall Guy, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, broke the Guinness World Record for the most number of cannon rolls in a car, achieving eight and a half rolls during production in Sydney, Australia. The previous record was held by Adam Kirley, who achieved seven rolls during the filming of 2006’s Casino Royale.

Directed by David Leitch, himself a former stuntman, The Fall Guy stars Ryan Gosling as a stuntman and Emily Blunt as a film director, paying tribute to the stunt community. Inspired by the 1980s hit series of the same name, the film is produced by Leitch’s company 87 North Productions, known for films like Atomic Blonde, Bullet Train, and Deadpool 2.

The Fall Guy Guiness World Record

Leitch stated, “With The Fall Guy, I’m honouring my roots as a stunt performer. We wanted to deliver action that was true to the spirit of the stunt community by incorporating techniques that have become somewhat of a lost art. The cannon roll is a classic stunt and was a must-have for this film.” He further added, “We set out to break records and make a statement. Logan executed it flawlessly and showcased why he’s a standout in the stunt community.”

Ryan Gosling and David Leitch presented the Guinness World Records certificate to Logan Holladay for his achievement at a special screening of The Fall Guy in Los Angeles.

The Fall Guy Guiness World Record

Logan Holladay, known for his work in films like Shazam and Fast and Furious, said, “Growing up, my dad was a stuntman, so the influence of film sets and the world of stunts was always there. When I learned about The Fall Guy going into production, I knew I had to be part of it. As for the cannon rolls, after two practice runs and one real take, we had one car and one shot left. And after I hit the eight and a half rolls, I had a pretty good feeling that I had broken the record because it felt like the spinning was never going to stop. It was a surreal moment and I’m incredibly proud of what the team achieved.”

The Fall Guy will be released in theatres May 3, 2024.