Jean Charles Rousseau: Blockbuster Stunts
The action blockbusters of the 90s inspired Jean Charles Rousseau to dream and to become part of Hollywood’s biggest films. Growing up in Compiegne, France, the action movies like James Cameron’s, The Terminator and Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis, made Jean want to perform the stunts that he saw on screen.
Jean began jumping and staging fight sequences with his childhood friends. Eventually, Jean began choreographing and filming scenes and making his own home movies.
Fifteen years later, Jean is an accomplished and in-demand Hollywood stuntman. He has been featured in some of the industry’s biggest films, working alongside A-list stars and legendary directors. His credits include: 007 Spectre, starring Daniel Craig, and Fast and Furious 6, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron, Jason Bourne, starring Jeremy Renner, Paul Walker in Fast & The Furious 6, and Scott Eastwood in Overdrive. Jean’s most recent role is in Mission Impossible 6, and starring Tom Cruise. Jean has been cast by directors Paul Greengrass, Sam Mendes, Christopher McQuarrie and Justin Lin.
Jean’s success is the result of devotion and dedication to his craft. Jean’s fighting performances and stunt skills are from two decades of studying. Jean is professionally trained in judo and boxing, BMX racing, wake-boarding, skydiving, motocross and rollerskating, parkour. He is an expert in the martial arts: wing chin, American Kenpo, and fencing.
Jean is proud of his work in the movies. His motto is, “Never forget that a stuntman is someone who take hits more than give.” Perhaps Jean’s proudest moment was being punched by James Bond. A fan of James Bond since he was a young boy, Jean was cast as a stuntman in the James Bond film, Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes.
“I was so happy to have Daniel Craig knock me down and slam a door in my face.”
Jean Charles Rousseau has turned his childhood dreams into reality. From choreographing fight scenes with a home video camera, Jean now is performing daredevil stunts on Hollywood’s biggest screens.