In some cases, like in #2, scenes call for up-close camera angles, making it impossible to use a stunt double. Other times, actors run into environmental issues which place them in dangerous situations. Check out #5 to see what happens when props go wrong, putting actors at risk.
#12 – The River Ran A Little Too Wild
During the filming of the action-thriller “The River Runs Wild,” Meryl Streep found herself a little over her head. After several takes of a water-rapid scene, director Curtis Hanson demanded one more take. Streep, who was exhausted, originally refused but conceded, going ahead with the take. During the shooting, Streep fell overboard and had to be rescued from the frigid rapids by co-star, Kevin Bacon.