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Chad Stahelski [4]


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Born:September 20, 1968 (51)
Filmography Rating:NA / 10
IMDB Rating:7.45 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.39 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:88.27%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
John Wick [2014](46) => Director
John Wick: Chapter 2 [2017](49) => Director
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum [2019](51) => Director
John Wick - 2-Film Collection [2019](51) => Director

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John Wick [2014]
  • Chad Stahelski and David Leitch were concerned about how the audience would react to all of the death within the film (especially the puppy). So when casting the character of Iosef Tarasov, they wanted someone who looked like a complete "prick". Consequently, they met Alfie Allen, and thought he was perfect for the role (and also a very nice person).
  • According to a directors' interview, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch re-used quite a few of the stunt men several times throughout the film. In order to make them look like different people, they would change their hair. So scenes of the guards and henchmen with long hair and beards were shot first, and the scenes with bald men were most likely shot last.
  • The film reunites Keanu Reeves, Daniel Bernhardt, and Randall Duk Kim, along with producers-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, all of whom were involved in [The Matrix Trilogy].
  • Chad Stahelski is the credited Director, and David Leitch is credited as a Producer. This due to DGA regulations allowing for only one director to be credited, unless unusual exceptions are made. No exception was granted in this case, even though the two produced and directed this film together as a team. Stahelski voluntarily took no producer credit.
  • Director Chad Stahelski was Keanu Reeves' stunt double in [The Matrix movies].
    John Wick: Chapter 2 [2017]
  • Director Chad Stahelski was a stunt man in [the "Matrix" trilogy], in which Keanu Reevesplayed the main character.
    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum [2019]
  • According to Chad Stahelski, when John Wick is knocked down during his fight with the two Shinobi, he was supposed to get straight back up. Keanu Reeves stumbled on the day, tired from shooting, but played it off as a comedic beat which made it into the final cut.