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.
Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North (1994). She shifted to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has portrayed the Marvel Comics character Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A car dragged her on the asphalt
Source: : Movie: Lucy
The actress had quite a bad time during one of the scenes of Lucy, her backpack stuck in the door of the vehicle when she was trying to run away, the car dragged her on the driveway. Johansson’s started screaming until the driver heard and stopped the car.