5. The Expendables 2 – Stallone and Schwarzenegger
Next on our list of ten Hollywood stunts gone bad, we have the two most vulnerable-to-accidents men, considering the kind of movies they do. Two of the highly sought-after Hollywood legends, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, suffered serious injuries as a result of the stunt they performed in their movie ‘The Expendables II’. During the making of the movie, another accident took place in which a stuntman died in an explosion. Veteran actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were coincidentally being treated in the same hospital for stunt-related injuries from the set. They both suffered battered shoulders together. However, for both of them it wasn’t the first time to have injured themselves while shooting.
4. Hangover II – Aussie Stuntman Scott McLean
You all must have seen the Hollywood flick, ‘Hangover’. Well, Scott McLean, an Australian-origin stuntman got serious injuries while shooting for part II of the hit flick. He was kept in 24 hours care and oxygen in Bangkok in the year 2010, when he suffered physical injuries and serious brain damage as a result of a stunt going bad. The accident happened when the stuntman was chasing a high-speed car. The crash was quite severe. Due to the unfortunate accident, he still sufferers brain trauma, speech impediment, ongoing seizures and physical impediments. The strange thing is that at that point of time, nobody could even consider it to be a dangerous stunt. This certainly deserves to be on our list of ten Hollywood stunts gone deadly.
3. The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger and Conway Wickliffe
The Dark Knight became of the biggest hits of the year 2008. However, the tragedy attached to it could never be totally forgotten and this is why we have it right here on our list of ten Hollywood stunts gone wrong. Heath Ledger, one of the finest Hollywood actors to have acted in the movie lost his life during the making of the film, due to drug intoxication. However, the story does not end here. Stunt technician Conway Wickliffe also lost his life during the shooting of the movie when a camera truck collided into a tree, only a few days after the filming of the movie began. This combined with the tragedy of Ledger became one of the most tragic deaths in Hollywood.
2. A Vampire in Brooklyn – Sonja Davis
Let’s find out what do we have next on our list of ten Hollywood stunts gone deadly!! Sonja Davis, a well known stuntwoman, died while performing her stunts during the filming of ‘A Vampire in Brooklyn’, which was released in 1996. She was playing body double for actor Angele Basset, when she was asked to fall off a four storey building. She was, however, skeptical about doing so without a safety line into a dubious air bag. She did show reluctance to do so as she did not feel safe about the 42-ft backward fall. As it was inevitable, she almost missed the improperly fitted air bag and fell head down. She succumbed to her wounds and died two weeks after the accident occurred. Her family reacted by filing a case against the Paramount Pictures.
1. The Crow – Brandon Lee
Bruce Lee’s son, Brandon Lee, also lost his life in a tragic incident while shooting a movie. Bruce Lee’s own death is a mystery as no one for sure knows what actually happened to the Martial Art legend. His son was shooting for a film, ‘The Crow’ in 1994, when he was tragically killed by another actor who fired a 44 caliber revolver at him which was supposed to be empty. It so happened that when the fire was done at him, it was thought that he was only staging his death scene in the movie. He was bleeding but the film crew thought it to be fake blood. However, it was too late when they found out that he was actually shot. It remains a mystery whether or not it was an actual accident. The gun which was supposed to be filled with gunpowder only had accidently a real blank cartridge left inside which proved to be fatal for Lee. By the way, this was not the only mysterious accident to have taken place at the set of the movie; many such incidents where stuntmen, carpenters were seriously injured kept happening till the end of the filming. This definitely had to be included to our list of ten Hollywood stunts gone bad.
Actors and stuntmen go through a lot to present before us realistic images and scenes that we can enjoy. This list on 10 Hollywood stunts gone wrong is our way to pay a tribute to all such great men and women. Keep browsing to read more!!