Many of us think that an actor’s life is very relaxing. They just have to go on sets, do their makeup, gain lots of money, act, and go home. Well, not always. At times, while playing a certain role an actor does face difficulties. One of these difficulties is almost dying. Here are top ten actors who almost died on sets.
1. Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future III
In ‘Back to the Future III’, Michael J. Fox had a scene where he had to hang himself. So as the scene was on, Michael did get hanged and for 30 seconds he was passed out. No one really noticed that he was unconscious as they thought he was acting, which looked pretty convincing too.
2. in Edge of Tomorrow
When it comes to doing stunts, Tom Cruise is all up for doing his own stunts and due to this, he misses to kill himself many times. He almost missed to die in Edge of Tomorrow, but here it wasn’t because of him it was because of
. She was driving the car, and he was in the passenger seat, all of a sudden the car gets out of control.
3. Jackie Chan in Police Story
We all know how much Jackie Chan loves to do his own stunts. In Police Story, at the end of the film when there is a mall fight, Jackie jumps on this metal pole in which he slides down, there were many light bulbs which exploded near him. Because of this stunt he cracked eight vertebrae, he burned his hands, and he dislocated his pelvis.
Now You See Me
If you’ve watched ‘Now You See Me’ you know that there are a lot of magician stunts. Isla Fisher in the movie had to do a stunt where she was chained and put into a fish tank. She had to escape the fish tank before the piranhas were put into the water but she got stuck and lucky on time she was removed out of the water by a stunt man.
in The Wizard of Oz
Margaret played the role of the wicked witch, and if you remember, whenever she would disappear there would be a smoke cloud that would appear. But at one time something went wrong, in her makeup there was an ingredient of petroleum and the trap door from where she was supposed to go through wouldn’t open so she caught on fire and was hospitalized with second-degree burns on her face and third-degree burns on her hand.
in Rocky IV
The fight scenes in Rocky IV looked very real, and that is because they were really hitting each other. At one part, Stallone had to be knocked down, so he went and told Lundgren to hit him with all his strength. Sylvester got a really hard punch that knocked him down and he landed in the hospital.
The Lone Ranger
The movie ‘The Lone Ranger’ was not liked by many people but just imagine if Johnny Depp would die during the shooting of the film, how much hate would this film get? In a horse riding scene, Johnny slipped and was trying to hold onto the horse, but unfortunately, he fell in front of the horse. Luckily, the horse missed stamping his face. Johnny was saved from dying because the horse decided to go over him rather than stamping him.
in Thor: The Dark World
Metal stairs and rain are two things that don’t go together. While shooting a scene, it was dark and Jaimie walked down the metal stairs. She slipped and fell terribly. She chipped 11 vertebrae, displaced her spin, tore her rhomboid, and dislocated her shoulder. She landed in the hospital and didn’t show up for a whole month.
9. in Expendables 3
When we talk about Jason Statham, he has witnessed all types of dangerous scenes, but the one in Expendables 3 went a bit too far. When Jason was driving the truck, the brakes failed. Luckily, he jumped out of the truck before he could go into the sea or else he would have gone sixty feet under water.
This movie isn’t filled with a lot of action scenes but in ‘The Call’ there was a fighting scene where Halle Berry fell flat on the concrete floor and hit her head. She was unconscious and was sent to the hospital immediately. The set was closed for the day. Fortunately, there wasn’t long lasting injury found in her head.