Actors perform their very own death-defying stunts

Watch actors perform their very own death-defying stunts

Most Hollywood actors are forbidden from doing all but the simplest stunts, because of the studio’s insurance policies. But some actors still demand to be in the thick of the action, while some comedians performed death-defying tricks before the term “stunt doubles” even existed. Discover who put themselves in mortal danger for your entertainment!

Harold Lloyd, Safety Last!

The silent film star tried to make sure his 1923 classic didn’t live up to its title. Here’s a shot of the legendary clock sequence in the movie, using a prop clock face on a fake wall constructed on an actual skyscraper.

 

He continued to perform dangerous stunts himself even after he lost his thumb and index finger of his right hand in 1919 in a prop bomb explosion. From then on, he used a special prosthetic glove in his films.

Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones

 

Jason Statham, Various

 

Jackie Chan, Various

Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Buster Keaton, Various

Angeline Jolie, Salt

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

The 65-year old Governator still does his own stunts.

Christian Bale

 

We’re not 100% sure losing a terrifying 63 pounds (28.5 kgs) for his role of The Machinist (2004) counts as a stunt, but it’s still impressive‚ he only ate coffee and apples for months in order to emaciate his frame. But then he immediately bulked back up and performed almost all of stunts in Christopher Nolan’s three Batman movies.