17 Of The Most Outrageous Stunts Performed In Movies
If there is one thing that separates the real from the fake, it’s the stuntmen that continue to risk their lives in movies. Instead of the use of computer generated images, there are quite a few movie makers that prefer the real thing. However, the risks involved can be dangerous to the performer, but that makes it all the more entertaining. The list below contains some of the most outrageous stunts ever performed in movies. Take a look and find out which films used real stuntmen, instead of computer generated imagery.
The Amazing Spiderman
Instead of using digital imagery for the web slinging and stunts performed in The Amazing Spiderman, lines were installed. The film was put together using a bunch of lines hanging for stuntmen to swing on them in order to pass above cars and even within a distance of a semi-truck.
The car chase in the movie Bullitt was filmed with reckless abandonment. The chase scene was so dangerous that a camera was destroyed and one of the cars filled with dummies spun out of control and burned the set down. However, when final edit was completed on the movie, it appears as if the fire scene was intentional.
Casino Royale, the bond movie featuring Daniel Craig, caused him to sustain a multitude of facial injuries. Throughout the stunt scenes he was faced with many challenges including a jump from three stories on to a moving bus.
Buster Keaton was known for performing some of the most dangerous movie stunts. In the movie Sherlock Jr. he actually broke his neck during a stunt scene with a water tank on a railroad. However, his most dangerous stunt came while he was performing a gag and a house fell on him. Keaton was able to escape through an opening in a window.