6’2 “Sala Baker, a native of Wellington, New Zealand, made Sauron a truly fearsome enemy, though he did not spend much time on screen through the” Lord of the Rings “trilogy. Although Dark Lord was not the only part , he took in Peter Jackson’s medieval adaptations, which depicted several different orcs, a soldier from Gondor and even a Rohirrim rider thanks to his talents as both actor and stuntman.
In the years since the “Lord of the Rings” series arrived, Baker has starred in some of the greatest titles ever to hit the big screen as a major stunt performer. He lent his talents to the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies and joined the cast of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness” among other hits from the 2010s. He’s even a regular in the Marvel universe through “Iron Man 3,” “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: Civil War,” and both “Deadpool” flicks.
Sala Baker remains a prolific stuntman who recently appeared in live-action “Mulan,” two episodes of “The Mandalorian” season 2 and “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” as a motion-capturing artist. He’s also set to appear in both “Malignant” and “Bullet Train” in the coming months, so if you plan on checking out any of these titles, be sure to keep an eye out for one of the unsung heroes from the Hollywood scene.