Ten actors who risked their lives during filming
Many of us think that the lives of Hollywood actors and actresses is simple. They have a fun job, travel the world, earn lots of money and enjoy spectacular parties brimming with luxury and glamour. However, his work is not always so pleasant, there are shoots that are more complicated than others and some actors have even risked their lives for one of their characters.
Many are the actors who have extras and specialists, who are the ones who bear the brunt, however, there are many occasions on which the actors themselves put their physical integrity at risk during filming. We review some of the actors who have risked their lives on filming, which are not few. You have to give them credit for the fact that they also have a great movie left. We have found many actors who have risked their lives or have had major accidents on set. These are the 10 that have impacted us the most!
in a scene from ‘Now you see Me’ (2013), in which the character played by Isla Fisher had to be rescued from a water tank, nearly ended in tragedy. The actress’s dress was hooked to one of the chains and almost drowned. Fortunately, the film crew had a fail-safe in place in case of an emergency that had to be put into action.
Michael J Fox
This scene from ‘back to the future 3‘ (1990) could have been very expensive for Michael J. Fox. In it, the character of Marty remained hanging from a rope. Something went wrong during filming and the actor was actually suspended in the air with the noose around the neck. The rest of the team had to come to his aid.
The actor decided to give too much realism to a scene from ‘rocky IV‘(1986) and asked the director take a real hit by Dolph Lundgren. The Swede went too far and delivered a tremendous punch to Stallone who almost caused a cardiac arrest. Many media came to publish that the star had suffered a heart attack, although, fortunately, everything ended in cardiomegaly, a small inflammation of the heart.
In one of the scenes of ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Part 1‘ (2014), Jennifer Lawrence walked through a smoke-filled tunnel. There was hardly any ventilation, so the actress began to cough repeatedly and he was close to suffering a major poisoning. Fortunately, the doctors managed to stop things from getting worse, although filming had to be suspended for several days.
He is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood for relying on doubles for the most dangerous action scenes. Rollin’ a sword fight in’The last Samurai‘ (2003), Tom Cruise almost suffered a very serious accident, since one of the weapons brushed past his head. Fortunately, a Japanese swordsman who was part of the film crew was able to stop the weapon.
The South African did not want to use double for the most dangerous scenes of ‘Aeon Flux‘ (2005). His audacity could cost him dearly, since he had a serious accident doing some somersaults in a part of the filming that took place in Berlin. Suffered significant neck injuries and had to be hospitalized. Recording was halted for two months.
Shooting a scene with the Scout horse in ‘The Lone Ranger‘ (2013), actor suffered a terrible fall and was dragged for several meters. In addition, the animal was about to step on him, although he jumped to avoid it at the last moment, something that Johnny Depp thanked him for in an interview on the David Letterman show.
In ‘die another day‘ (2002), Pierce Brosnan’s last film as James Bond, Halle Berry tried to seduce the protagonist in a scene while eating a fig, but the fruit slipped into her throat and began to choke. A team member had to perform the Heimlich maneuver on her so that the actress could breathe normally again.