Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@chebotarev_evgeny
This is the moment a Russian stuntman using a Lada recreats the famous ‘corkscrew’ bridge jump that featured in the 1974 James Bond classic ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.
Evgeniy Chebotaev from the village of Gluboky in the south-western Russian region of Rostov Oblast has reportedly taught himself how to perform movie stunts and is known simply by his surname ‘Chebotaev’.
He told Central European News (CEN): “What motivates me? I want to be the best and be able to do all kinds of difficult and dangerous stunts.”
Chebotaev boasts 100,000 followers on Instagram and he recently recreated the famous ‘corkscrew’ bridge jump from 1974 James Bond film ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, starring Roger Moore and Christopher Lee.
The original stunt was performed by British stunt driver Terry Grant.
According to reports, Chebotaev performed the stunt in a Russian-made Lada and achieved the jump at the fourth attempt.
The stuntman and his friends had to reassemble the ramp three times before getting it right.
He told CEN: “The stunt made me realise that nothing is impossible, even if you don’t have the money to do it as you would ideally like. If you have a goal, then just do it and don’t put it off for another day.”
Netizen ‘Shiboky’ said: “This looks impressive. Amazing! You did a great job!”
‘Atti1a’ commented: “You deserve so much respect.”
‘Sereja161’ wrote: “You are a true madman, but you also rock!”
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