This is the dramatic moment a 400lb tiger leaps at a father-of-two, pinning him to the ground as she begins to maul him.
But fearless Randy Miller, 45, is in fact merely playing with the big cat Eden, who he has reared from birth and trained to carry out the fake attack.
At first the tiger leaps 15 feet into the air before pile-driving Mr Miller into the ground as part of the double act.
The animal then appears to begin to maul Mr Miller – who eventually gets up and walks away unharmed.
Mr Miller said: ‘If a stranger tried to do this, they would get seriously injured, mauled or even killed. Mr Miller rears his star animals from birth and uses his lifelong bond with them to achieve wild things on the big screen.
He bottle and hand-fed Eden from birth, and eventually taught her to jump on him for food rewards.
At his special training facility in Big Bear, California, he has trained amazing creatures for roles in Transformers 2, The Last Samurai and many other big-screen productions.
I like using Eden for the staged attack because she comes at me so fast and hits hard, so it’s very convincing,’ Mr Miller said.
It’s like being hit by a professional American football player every time.
She’s dependable and knows what she’s doing, but you still need to be cautious and play your role.
You can hit your head and get knocked out and that becomes dangerous because the animal can take advantage of you.
It’s in a predator’s instincts to prey on the weak, and it can come at any time.
One bite could kill you, and if you get bit in the neck, you’re dead.’
But Mr Miller said it is love and affection that helps him command his animals with precision.
Some trainers show their fear when abusing these guys,’ he said. ‘There’s no reason to abuse them.
I can do this because these animals think I’m their father.’
The expert handler’s act with predators is so convincing it landed him a top stunt award for his work on Russell Crowe blockbuster Gladiator.
They superimposed Crowe’s face onto Randy for a famous scene when main character Maximus was attacked by one of Miller’s tigers, Tara, 18, in a Colosseum battle.
But Randy’s 2001 prize – the first ever World Stunt Academy Award – didn’t come without any pain.
Veteran movie animal Tara bit through Randy’s fake armour on his arm, which was made of leather.
‘It wasn’t a big deal and I didn’t take it personally,’ explained Randy. ‘She just liked the smell and got possessive of it.
In her later years Tara is now looking forwards to the quiet life on Randy’s ranch, and Eden is stepping up to be the new feline star in Tinseltown.
Tara has all that experience and we still use her for certain things that draw on her maturity, but we look at Eden as her fierce stunt double.
She’s younger and hits harder. For the staged tiger attack, she’s the very best.