Shooting movies is no easy task especially when there are numerous stunts to be done in it. Here are twelve cases where actors almost died while shooting dangerous stunt scenes for famous movies.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
JLaw almost died while playing the badass Katniss Everdeen in the screen adaptation of the popular novel Hunger Games. She was filming a scene in which Katniss had to run through a tunnel which filled up completely with smoke as a smoke machine inside it malfunctioned. Jennifer Lawrence made it out in the nick of time or she would have suffocated to death inside.
2. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone almost died while shooting Rocky IV at the hands of Dolph Lundgren. What happened during the shoot was that Sylvester asked Lundgren to punch him for real with all his strength. Dolph obliged and punched him so hard that Stallone landed in the ICU for 8 days!
3. Jackie Chan
Everyone knows that Jacky Chan does all of his stunts on his own and gets injured every once in a while. On the sets of Police Story, he was doing a particular stunt in which he was supposed to jump from a roof and slide down a metal pole. He cracked his seventh and eighth vertebrae
4. Martin Sheen
Due to his heavy drug and alcohol abuse, Martin Sheen had a heart attack in the middle of the jungle while shooting Apocalypse Now. The shooting was delayed for a month due to this.