Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, the 6’2 “Sala Baker” made Sauron a truly formidable foe, even though he didn’t spend much screen time throughout the “Le Trilogy”. Lord of the Rings. ”This is the only role he took on in Peter Jackson’s adaptations of Middle-earth, featuring several different orcs, a Soldier of Gondor and even a Rohirrim Horseman thanks to his talents at the both actor and stuntman.
In the years since the arrival of the “Lord of the Rings” series, Baker has been featured in some of the biggest titles ever to hit the big screen as a key stuntman. He lent his talents to the first three films of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and joined the cast of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness”, among other 2010s hits. even a regular in the Marvel universe through “Iron Man 3”, “Ant-Man”, “Captain America: Civil War” and the two “Deadpool” films.
Sala Baker remains a prolific stuntman, most recently appearing in live-action “Mulan,” two episodes of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 and “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” as a motion capture performer. He’s also set to appear in “Malignant” and “Bullet Train” in the coming months, so if you’re planning on checking out any of these titles, be sure to keep an eye out for one of the unsung heroes of the Hollywood scene. . .