Top 10 Actors and Actresses Who Nearly Died On SetMany actors and actresses have gotten hurt during production, but were fortunately lucky enough to survive. The following are stars who were nearly killed after on set accidents.
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Tom Hanks suffered a cut on his leg on the set of the film, which quickly became infected and swelled for two weeks. He went to see a doctor, and as it turns out, he had a life-threatening staph infection. The cut could have poisoned his blood and kill him.
That's the reason I didn't become an actor. It isn't safe, man.
I hope he was alright
The actor is known for performing his own stunts, but a particular one, during which he had to jump from a wall toward a branch, had caused him to land hard and caused his skull to collide with a rock. He sustained an injury so bad, it required surgery to be removed.
Jackie Chan can fill this list by himself.
Fun fact: this guy’s stunts were so dangerous insurance companies refuse to give him service.
During one horseback-riding scene, Depp’s saddle slipped, causing the actor to slowly start sliding to the side, and eventually falling off onto the ground. Luckily, the horse lifted its front legs and went over Depp, but unfortunately its back leg had the actor’s torso bruised.
Oh! I remember that blooper. It look like it would of hurt.
I watched the movie at least
In one scene, Tom Cruise and his Japanese co-star were seated on mechanical horses for a sword fight, but unfortunately these malfunctioned, which got Hiroyuki Sanada to lose control of the weapon. Thanks to Sanada's martial arts skills, he was able to stop the sword one inch away from Cruise's neck.
In the scene where Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly is being captured and hung with a noose by "Mad Dog" Tannen and his gang, the actor was, in fact, actually being hung. Initially, Fox performed the scene while standing on the box, but it just didn't look convincing enough. And so, he did one take without it, but then passed out for half a minute.
What they done to Michael J. Fox should have been illegal and they should have made a life like dummy.
While performing a backflip, the actress accidentally landed on her neck, nearly leaving her spinal cord damaged. According to Theron, she was “almost paralyzed.” The injury required her six weeks of physical therapy.
With all the a$$-kicking she did in Atomic Blonde,it seems she's in a healthy state. That's great.
Glad she’s still alive. One of my favourite actresses.
During the film's torture scene, the chair George Clooney was tied to was pushed over which resulted him to hit his head, and crack open his skull. The injury had left him so badly damaged that spinal fluid was leaking from his nose. Clooney even contemplated suicide at one point. Thankfully, he was able to receive proper treatment.
During a scene where Isla Fisher's character performs a trick in which she makes a grand escape in a fish tank while being handcuffed, her being stuck wasn't actually an act. She tried banging on the glass to get the cast's and crew's attention, but since it was what her character was supposed to be doing, they all just assumed it was good acting. Thankfully, she was able to free herself before she could drown.
That would be terrifying
Throughout the film, Margaret Hamilton's character would often disappear in a cloud of smoke. However, during the filming of one such scene, this went horribly wrong, as the trap door she was supposed to escape in (before fiery jets were turned on) wouldn't open, leaving the actress suffer a second-degree burn on her face as well as a third-degree burn on her hand.
I think I heard about this. That would be horrible
Leonardo DiCaprio had to risk getting hypothermia since he had to work in frozen rivers for the film.
After tripping over in a rain-soaked metal staircase, Jaimie Alexander was left badly injured, injuries of which had almost left her paralyzed. According to her, she had herniated a disk in her Thoracic spine, dislocated her left shoulder, tore her right Rhomboid, and chipped eleven of her vertebrae.
Bob Hoskins was injured several times during the production of Super Mario Bros. According to the actor, he got stabbed four times, got electrocuted, broke a finger, and nearly got drowned.
In one scene, Ed Harris' character was supposed to run out of air. However, as it turns out, the actor actually was running out of air. To make the scene more realistic, the director purposefully made sure that Ed Harris’ oxygen tank would run out, without even informing the actor. As a result, Ed almost drowned, and, because he was left gasping for air, he later punched Cameron in the face.
Sylvester Stallone asked his co-star to punch him as hard as he could, but when he did as he was told, he got Stallone’s heart damaged. His heart got damaged so much that he was put in the hospital for over a week.
He was getting people killed. When method acting goes too far...
While filming a stunt for the film, the breaks of the truck Jason Statham was driving failed to work, resulting to the truck crashing into the sea. Thankfully, as it careened into the sea, the actor was able to escape and jump out of the truck like a badass.
When filming a fighting scene, the actress slipped and smashed her head on a concrete floor, getting knocked out as a result. She was rushed to the hospital, and fortunately, she made a speedy recovery.