Chad Stahelski, director of the John Wick movies, was Keanu Reeve’s stunt double in the Matrix trilogy

Chad Stahelski

Chad Stahelski (born September 20, 1968) is an American stuntman and film director. He is known for directing the 2014 film John Wick along with David Leitch, and solo directing its two sequels. Stahelski also doubled for Brandon Lee after the fatal accident involving Lee on the set of The Crow (1994). He has worked as a stunt coordinator and second unit director on several films.


Stahelski was a friend of Brandon Lee, at Inosanto Academy, who died from a gunshot wound on March 31, 1993, after an accidental shooting on set of The Crow. After the death, Lee’s fiancée, Eliza Hutton, and his mother supported director Alex Proyas’ decision to complete the film. At the time of Lee’s death, only eight days were left before completi… Continue Reading