When you see movie superheroes save the world without breaking a sweat, it's all thanks to stunt actors like Bobby Holland Hanton, who's been a body double for every A-lister under the sun, from Chris Hemsworth in Thor: The Dark World to Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Here, his tips for staying cool (and fragrant) this summer.
"The most important thing is to keep your skin clean and hydrated," Hanton says. "It helps to use a shower gel with odor-blocking properties, like Dove Men+Care Odor Guard Body and Face Wash (18 oz., $6.59). It lasts like a deodorant."
TAME THE JUNGLE
"In my job, the last thing you want to hear from an actor is, 'I don't want to work with that guy because he smells.' " The best way to avoid being deemed the stinky dude? "I try to keep my armpits trimmed," says Hanton. "I use the BaByliss Pro Rechargeable Trimmer ($69.99, available at Bed Bath and Beyond). The same goes for your man bits: Keep them tidy!"
SPRAY IT, DON'T STAIN IT
"As a stunt actor, I'm on and off the set throughout the day, so I end up worrying about how I smell. My favorite deodorant is Axe White Label Dry Spray Antiperspirant Air (3.8 oz., $6.99) because it dries fast, and I like its woody scent. If you must go for a stick, choose a clear gel deodorant. It's less likely to leave flakes or pit stains."
THE SECRET WEAPON
One item Hanton always has in his kit bag? A small towel. "If you've applied deodorant and you're in a rush, dab your armpits lightly to avoid stains -- especially if you have to put on a shirt or a T-shirt right away."
Photography by Ricardo Nelson
Groomer: Angela di carlo. Model: Tao Fernandez at New York Model Management