10 Actors who put themselves in danger while filming Action Movies
6 Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings Trilogy & Hidalgo
Viggo Mortensen’s gained international recognition for role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. In one the fight scenes Mortensen actually lost a tooth, but repaired it over lunch and then set out to complete the shooting for the day. In his other film- Hidalgo, Mortensen performed a seriously dangerous stunt wherein he raced a horse at lightning speed. Being an experienced rider he managed to pull it off without sustaining any injury.
7 Sylvester Stallone – Rocky IV
During the filming of Rocky IV, Sylvester Stallone himself requested Dolph Lundgren who played Ivan Drago to really try to knock his character i.e. Rocky Balboa out in the first 45 seconds of the round of the fight scene. Lundgren did so by landing a few punches after which Stallone yelled for the cut. That very night Stallone was rushed to the hospital, as his blood pressure level spiked to 260.