Once upon a time, there used to be a craze for family entertainers. Tough there were little or no fights, they used to gain importance and did well at the box office. But now the mindset has changed. The youth and the upcoming generation is waiting for the hardcore fight scenes in the movies. The very fact is, there is a growing importance for action movies in Hollywood. Though the audience of vernacular languages do not desire to have the action films, there are traces where they accepted them. Hollywood is a permanent address for action films.
Action films demand huge budget. But directors and producers are to the audience choice, and they are going ahead and experimenting with this genre. Action movies are not all about the cars and continuous accidents. Stunts are also a part of them. Stunt masters have gained a lot of demand these years. Here is a person of such kind, Jeffrey J. Dashnaw. Jeffrey J. Dashnaw, famously known with different screen names like Jeff Dashnaw, Jeff J Dashnaw, etc. was born on April 1, 1956, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is one of the most selected stunt masters in Hollywood. He also coordinates the actors while doing stunts, and sometimes play the role directly. He decided to be a stunt master and took the necessary steps from the very beginning.
With an experience of thirty-five long years, he is now the most paid stunt coordinator. Jeffrey J. Dashnaw entered Hollywood with the 1980 flick Smokey and the Bandit ||. He adopted the screen name as Jeff Dashnaw. Following the response, he took the role of the stunt director in the crew of 1981 film Amy, 1983 hit Second Thoughts, etc. His skills mesmerized James Cameroon, and he gave James Dashnaw, the position of the stunt master in 1984 celluloid Terminator. This film starred Arnold, Michael Biehn, Linda, etc. who received many accolades.
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw too received positive criticism from the critics. Jeffrey J. Dashnaw did stunts personally in the films Dragnet, The Hidden, Dead Bay, Marked for Death, etc. Not just confining to the fighting aspects, he also appeared in some very minor roles in Sweet Poison as the bus driver, Sir Mordrick in 1996 film Amanda, Brat's dad in 2001 hit Spy Kids, etc. He also tried his hand at the second unit director like The Magnificient Seven in 2016, The Five-Year Engagement in 2012, etc. Jeffrey J. Dashnaw received some awards for his works. He had nine nominations for different awards to his credit and won one Screen Actors Guild Award for the Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in 2014.