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We love to watch action packed films where the actors do difficult stunts. While most of the stars prefer body doubles, there are some perfectionists like Tom Cruise who love to go with their adrenaline rush and do the dangerous stunts themselves.
However, the saying that death can come anytime and no one can stop it is always on the mind of stars who risk their lives while filming. We think that the life of a film star is glamourous but we don't know how much effort these stars put behind the scenes to bring out the perfection on-screen. Actors shoot scenes at wildest locations with loads of wires,
Did you know, some of our favourite Hollywood stars have almost fought death and escaped it on the sets while filming. For example, our favourite Meryl Streep while she was filming The River Wild. Meryl fell into the icy water and fortunately, Kevin Bacon came to the rescue and saved her.
Here is a look at the Hollywood stars who almost died on the sets of a film.
Hollywood Stars Who Almost Died On The Sets:
The handsome star suffered a serious back injury while filming Syriana. The stunt went wrong and Clooney had to undergo a spinal surgery.
While riding a bike in Premium Rush, Joseph hit a taxi and ended up getting about 31 stitches.
After filming for a stretch of 18 hours, Meryl was tired of the river rafting shoot and wanted to take rest. But director Curtis Hanson wanted another shot in the raft for The River Wild. Meryl went for the shoot, tired and almost drowned. She was saved by co-star, Kevin Bacon and her life jacket.
While filming the famous drowning magic trick scene in Now You See Me, Isla actually got stuck due to a tangled chain. She was struggling for release for 3 minutes, but the cast thought she was acting fabulously. It was after she pressed the quick release switch, Isla was saved from drowning.
Gerard Butler too almost drowned when a heavy wave pushed him under the water for nearly a minute while he was filming Chasing Mavericks.
Who says that experienced stars can play it easily? The stuntman, Jackie Chan hurt his seventh and eighth vertebrae and dislocated his pelvis while doing a stunt in the film, Police Story.
The gorgeous actress slipped on the wet stairs while filming Thor: The Dark World thus hurting herself badly. Jaimie slipped a disc, chipped 11 vertebrae, and dislocated her shoulder in that accident.
The flexible actress tried showing her acrobatic skills while filming a stunt for Aeon Flux. However, she hurt her neck badly which forced the cast to shut down the filming for 7 weeks.
Rocky IV was really intense and Rocky aka Stallone was not happy with the fake punches int eh fight scene., so he decided to make it real with Dolph Lundgren. Rocky told Lundgren to hit him as hard as possible for the last punch. Lundgren delivered a punch that caused Stallone's heart to swell and sent him straight to intensive care for 8 days in Santa Monica.