Buddy Van Horn

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Buddy Van Horn
Born (1929-08-20) August 20, 1929 (age 89)
United States
OccupationStunt coordinator, film director, second unit director

Buddy Van Horn (born August 20, 1929) is an American stunt coordinator and film director.[1] He directed the Clint Eastwood films Any Which Way You Can (1980), The Dead Pool (1988), and Pink Cadillac (1989).[1] A long-time stunt double for Eastwood, he was credited as the stunt coordinator on Eastwood's films from 1972 to 2011, and as second unit director on Magnum Force (1973) and The Rookie (1990). He was sometimes credited as Wayne Van Horn in the 1980s. He earlier doubled for Guy Williams on Disney's Zorro, and Gregory Peck. Van Horn's most prominent onscreen appearance is the role of Marshal Jim Duncan in the Eastwood film High Plains Drifter (1973).


Year Title Role Notes
1954 Destry Townsman Uncredited
1955 Escape to Burma Uncredited
1960 Spartacus Soldier Uncredited
1969 Paint Your Wagon Miner Uncredited
1971 The Beguiled Soldier
1973 High Plains Drifter Marshall Jim Duncan
1975 Bite the Bullet Slim
1984 Pale Rider Stage Driver #1
1988 Shakedown Police Officer (final film role)


  1. ^ a b "Buddy Van Horn". The New York Times.

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