Talented performers, who take their role very seriously, had even dare to dump stunts for dangerous scenes.
It´s not like they planned on almost dying during these scenes; stunts, action or extremely dangerous requiring special preparation and a lot of coordination, almost finished with a tragic end. Here are some actors who were about to die on the film set.
Michael J. Fox
Michael Andrew Fox, (born June 9, 1961), known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles included his famous characterization of Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990).
Almost died hanged in Back to the Future 3
Source: Movie: Back to the Future 3
During one of the scenes of Back to the Future 3, the actor was pretending to hang himself, apparently practiced the scene standing on a box, but the effect was not as expected, so he decided to jump and hold 30 seconds hung to the point that he lost consciousness and was completely unconscious.
Tom Cruise (born as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and filmmaker. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the action drama Top Gun (1986).
Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow
Source: Movie: Edge of Tomorrow
This time, Emily Blunt nearly ended his life while driving a vehicle in which Tom Cruise was the co-pilot, when she tried to make a drift and the car went too fast crashing into a tree.