Acting is not a safe nor cushy job as many might suspect. In fact, many have nearly lost their lives while filming death-defying stunts and… not defying death very effectively. Here are 15 close calls.

15: Gerard Butler

15 - Gerard Butler

Buttlington-Boots here didnt half have a bad time filming Chasing Mavericks. After nearly drowning under a wall of water, the star was rushed to hospital where he promptly became addicted to painkillers! Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire!