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Larry Lam: Hollywood Stunt Coordinator from "The Ninja Turtles" to Working with Pat Johnson (Full Video Interview)

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Larry Lam, a martial artist and stunt coordinator, discusses his background in kung fu and transition to taekwondo. He shares his experiences working with Pat Johnson and the evolution of his career from stuntman to fight coordinator and stunt coordinator. Larry also talks about the impact of technology on the industry and his upcoming projects. In the House of Nine Dragons segment, Larry answers rapid-fire questions about his favorite martial arts action stars and A-list stars who can do great martial arts. Larry Lam discusses his favorite martial arts movies, fantasy fights, and superpower skills in a conversation with George Chung. They cover topics such as the best old school and modern martial arts movies, choosing heroes for a zombie apocalypse, the most complicated martial arts fight in a movie, and casting the Magnificent Seven of martial arts.


  • Larry Lam's transition from kung fu to taekwondo shaped his career in the entertainment industry.

  • Working with experienced stunt coordinators like Pat Johnson helped Larry develop his skills and understanding of the industry.

  • The role of a stunt coordinator involves not only coordinating stunts but also managing safety, budgets, and other departments.

  • Technology has greatly influenced the stunt industry, allowing for safer and more realistic stunts.

  • Actors who can perform their own stunts, like Tom Cruise, bring a unique level of dedication and professionalism to their roles.

  • Larry's favorite martial arts action stars include Scott Adkins and Donnie Yen. Larry Lam's favorite old school martial arts movie is Meals on Wheels with Jackie Chan and Benny Eukidus.

  • Larry Lam's favorite modern martial arts movie is Flashpoint with Donnie Yen and Colin Chao.

  • In a fantasy fight between Lee Byung-Han and Jason Momoa, Larry Lam chooses Lee Byung-Han.

  • Larry Lam would choose Hakeem Austin, Bridget Riley, and Turbo from WMAC Masters as his heroes in a zombie apocalypse.

  • The most complicated martial arts fight Larry Lam has witnessed in a movie is the fight between Donnie Yen and Jet Li in House of Flying Daggers.

  • If Larry Lam had to choose a movie star to fight ninjas, he would choose Ryan Reynolds.

  • Larry Lam would choose Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool sword skill as his superpower skill in fighting.

  • Larry Lam declines to cast the Magnificent Seven of martial arts, citing the potential ego clashes among the stars.


Early Training in Kung Fu and Transition to Taekwondo


Embracing Heritage and Transition to Entertainment Industry


Working with Pat Johnson and Transition to Fight Coordination


Working with Tom Cruise and Actors Performing Stunts


Upcoming Projects and Favorite Movies


House of Nine Dragons: Rapid Fire Questions


Best Old School Martial Arts Movie


Best Modern Martial Arts Movie


Choosing Heroes for a Zombie Apocalypse


Most Complicated Martial Arts Fight in a Movie


Casting the Magnificent Seven of Martial Arts


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