The Fall Guy star Ryan Gosling pays tribute to Hollywood stunt doubles: ‘Real heroes’

Ryan Gosling has said he has a greater appreciation for stunt performers after facing his fears by dropping 12 storeys off a building in his new action comedy The Fall Guy.

The Hollywood star, 43, plays stuntman Colt Seavers, who comes out of retirement to work on a new blockbuster being directed by his former partner Jody Moreno, played by Emily Blunt.

Things get complicated as he attempts to track down the film’s missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and win back the love of his life while still doing his day job.

Real-life performers took on the majority of the stunts in the film, but Gosling completed a few himself including the dramatic opening scene.