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Support our efforts to make videos about what we want: https://www.patreon.com/toptenz/overview Ever since the days of silent film, audiences have crowded into theaters to see films that push the envelope of action and suspense. One of the biggest crowd-pleasers are incredible stunts. Professional stuntmen in Hollywood have made careers of risking life and limb on a daily basis all in the name of entertainment. There have been many lists of great stunts…however, this list will focus on those that almost ended in death. Ten of the deadliest stunts of all time are collected here in chronological order: →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: 10 Misadventures of “Florida Man” https://youtu.be/u80Vkr3R3EY Top 10 Bizarre Early Films of Famous Directors https://youtu.be/6f2LwHEmfi4 Text version: https://www.toptenz.net/top-10-almost-fatal-film-stunts.php Coming up: 10. Harold Lloyd Hangs Out 9. Yakima Canutt Rides Rex 8. Dick Grace Crashes Planes 7. The House Falls Down 6. Stagecoach Shenanigans 5. The Chariot Race 4. The Train Dynamite Scene 3. Falling off a Bridge 2. Free Fall off a Hotel 1. Golf Carts Source/Further reading: https://youtu.be/Hr2aj1ibVYE https://youtu.be/zsyRhRR5Iu4 https://youtu.be/YF86ihtL6zY https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silent_film.svg https://www.flickr.com/photos/vagueonthehow/36526457066 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rumata_Stunts_Caida_Altura_3.jpg https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Harold_Lloyd_in_the_Milky_Way.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Safety_Last_-_The_Film_Daily,_March_4,_1923_03.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Safety_Last_-_The_Film_Daily,_March_4,_1923_01.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuflxdBe9JQ https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2016/01/13/03/35/harold-lloyd-1137109_960_720.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yakima_Canutt_in_The_Star_Packer.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71W9fyzZowL._SY445_.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yakima_Canutt_stunt_in_Sagebrush_Trail.png https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io8ZoqYG2ps https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1928_-_Strand_Theater_Ad_-_12_Dec_MC_-_Allentown_PA.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wide_Open_lobby_card.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bztx7_Bg2ow https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KeatonPorkpie.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN2SKWSOdGM https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSlbqj7hfYsYwvnRV3QDL2hOEU2SgcR8_Us0uK5W_MemdwFHrbnEw https://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/mf_image_16x9/public/keaton-house_5.jpg?itok=lf76nQ7v&resize=1100x1100 https://www.flickr.com/photos/tom-margie/8462318074 https://s22658.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/lead-Yakima-Canutt-in-one-of-his-most-famous-stunts-from-Stagecoach_doubling-for-John-Wayne%E2%80%99s-Ringo-Kid-as-he-jumps-to-steer-a-team-of-horses_scaled.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cb/47/20/cb4720b810c6941ca22cc788784e5ad7.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9TS6ZCgZkc https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Steven_Spielberg_Cannes_2016.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yakima_Canutt_in_Blue_Steel.jpg
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Keith Leeuwen (12 days ago)
Great Segment !
Emergency Today (20 days ago)
Boy stuntmen were not pussy's back in the day!
ithedirector (1 month ago)
Jackass RULES!!!!
OutOfSight OutOfMind (1 month ago)
I loved the old Ben-Hur. That chariot race was amazing.
Scott (1 month ago)
As dangerous as the Jackass "stunt" was, it wasn't really a stunt. It was just 2 guys being complete and total morons for popularity and money. They weren't trying to capture a great scene for a movie without using special effects or anything. They were just being plain stupid.
Brian Arbenz (1 month ago)
John Wayne and Charlton Heston step aside and let unknown stunt doubles do the dangerous work. Typical conservatives — profit off others’ labor!
Verna gene Werlla (1 month ago)
Can the host narrate the clips only because watching him is distracting in a bad way and I would rather see stills and clips about the subject he's talking about.
Michael Johnston (1 month ago)
YAK-ih-ma Ca-NUTT and John HYOO-ston
josephskiles (2 months ago)
I really figured a Werner Herzog movie would make this list
Cernowain Greenman (2 months ago)
If it is an accident, is it really a stunt? Or just dumb luck?
Carol Jo Martin (2 months ago)
Back in the day, when Humphrey Bogart was playing either cops or robbers, they didn't use blanks, those were REAL bullets flying.
del trotts (2 months ago)
Top 10 Jackie Chan stunts.
wanderer236 (2 months ago)
This was great. I know everyone is saying "Where is Jackie Chan?" but everyone knows his stunts and how dangerous they are. It was nice to learn about some of the old school stunts that were highly influential and from films that have, to an extent, been forgotten today.
Gerry C (2 months ago)
And Harold Lloyd only "safety device was a mattress on a painter's platform 16 feet below him and to his left so it wouldn't be seen. He was told at the time if you fall make sure you fall to your left. Any other direction and he would have fallen to his death.
Eric Taylor (2 months ago)
What about the Yeager's ejection in The Right Stuff? The scene depicted an NF-104 test that went wrong. In real life it was an official, planned test. A malfunction caused the plane to go out of control and forced Yeager to eject. Burring the ejection a piece of rocket fuel got into Yeager's pressure suit and he was badly burned. Yeager was still able to deploy his parachute and landed safely, but when this was recreated for the movie, the stuntman's parachute failed and he was killed.
Rumpleforeskin Last Name (2 months ago)
Jackass at number 1? You really need to sort out your priorities.
Barbara K (2 months ago)
He said at the beginning that he was doing these in chronological order.
Trevor Taylor (2 months ago)
"Goodness Gracious, Great Balls OF CAST IRON".!! That's how the song goes.. Isn't it.? There was one guy on that list who must've had an "unfeasibly Large" set of CANUTTS on him..!! Hehe.. (this is my kind of comment thread.. Proper inturlekchewal like, innit).. Another thoroughly enjoyable video from Top Tenz & Mr Whistler... (Who else thinks he should be on mainstream TV).? They just keep on knocking them out the park, don't they.!? I can honestly say I've not watched a bad video from these guys yet, across all of their channels, some more interesting than others, but that's obviously down to me..! Btw.. Who got the "Buster Gonad" reference.??.
tommy fred (2 months ago)
the guys on jackasses are not stunt men they are twats. to have them on the same list as the exceptionally talented performers making up the rest of the vid is simply bad on so many levels it would take all day to list them..
Cristero Warrior (2 months ago)
Buster Keaton was very depressed at the time of filming the facade collapsing due to his divorce and separation from his son. I’ve heard in a few documentaries that it may have actually been a suicide attempt
Theodore Seeber (2 months ago)
Simon, you really need to study Chinook Wawa. Yakima is pronounced Yak ima, not Yakema
Bradford Eaton (2 months ago)
I love you but you need to spend a little time learning to pronounce American names!
Michael Brennan (2 months ago)
Years ago I saw an interview with Charlton Heston where he claimed he did that stunt himself.
Owen Fitzgerald (2 months ago)
So it's not 10 Almost Fatal Film Stunts, but 9 Almost and 1 Actual.
Better With A Drone (2 months ago)
YA-kee-mah Kan-OOT Jahn HUO-ston
Colonel K (2 months ago)
I think John Huston's last name is pronounced "Houston", as in the city in Texas.
Joe Libby (2 months ago)
It is.
Colonel K (2 months ago)
I believe it's pronounced YAK-i-ma, not Yah-kee'-ma
legacy2504 (2 months ago)
What about jackie chan in project A???? He nearly died and broke multiple bones includding his neck. Hoe could you leave that one out??? It supasses half of these on this video and if you havnt seen it i suggest you check it out, its the clock tower scene.
legacy2504 (2 months ago)
+tommy fred - i do fully appreciate what your saying and accept part of that but, Chan's had multiple injuries and broken bones due to stunts and jackie's insistance on doing everything as authentically as possible. For instance i could be wrong but i think in one the police story films jackie's character has to jump from a moving vehicle and through a big glass lighting advertisment fixture. Its said that wether due to restrictions on making a rig or due to jackie's insistance a real fixture was used and he suffered multiple lacerations and was significantly injured from the stunt, baring in mind that both films ive mentioned were back in the day, hong konk cinema films so we are talking 80's onward chinese film so health and safety and meticulous planning wouldnt have been so strict. This was a time when jackie chan wasnt that well known in the western world aswell. Also no disrespect again but the title of the video is top 10 near or almost fatal stunts, baring in mind most of the ones featured are actors or stunt men that walked away injury free so i would've thought that performing a stunt, breaking multiple bones including your neck would have constituted to the almost fatal aspect of this video and wouldve therefor been high on this list. Again no disrespect to you sir just my interpretation and opinion.
tommy fred (2 months ago)
hi Jackie Chan is a grate performer mate. but he has never done a complex or a new stunt in any of his films. he always uses stunts that have been done many times before and are well understood. so ya the guy is top at what he dose and extremely talented and entertaining. but its nothing new except for the delivery. ho and almost every time he injured himself it was because he got the stunt wrong in some way. that is not the mark of a top stunt man. that said its a disgrace that Jackasses gets on the list and someone like Jackie Chan is not.
Prof2You Smithe (2 months ago)
Are we really sure it didn't crush Knoxville's head??? lol!!!
Linda K (2 months ago)
Exceptional vid!
Josi (2 months ago)
Lloyd was not in any danger; there was far more than a "tiny platform" if he were to fall. At worst he'd have had a sprain if he fell the few feet to the roof underneath him.
Magic Man (2 months ago)
Josi You hold your entire weight with middle, ring and pinky while wearing cotton glove with 2 fake fingers. Even only 1 story off the ground still a heckuva feat. The man along with Keaton and Chaplin were 3 of the biggest silent stars and truly influential on physical comedy to this day.
Tue Lindholt (2 months ago)
Maybe a Biographics on Buster Keaton? Please.
arie. havingfunyet (2 months ago)
Simon! It's Huston H-you-ston
gaspodewb (2 months ago)
no mention of Wile E Coyote? :sadface
George (2 months ago)
gaspodewb cartoon characters don't count !
Michael Serulneck (2 months ago)
It’s not Ya-keem-a, the name is pronounced Yak-i-ma.
Sketch1994 (2 months ago)
Harold Lloyd...as in Harold Zoid? I would otherwise miss that...thanks!
JINXED _JINXED_ (2 months ago)
"Huss ton" really?
CityinFlames (2 months ago)
Not only did Knoxville get concussed he screwed up his back forever.
BlankBrain (2 months ago)
No Cassandra Ebner?
justandy333 (2 months ago)
I'd hardly call the jackass one a stunt. It was an accident where both of them narrowly escaped. A stunt is planned. This clearly wasn't. Don't get me wrong, it was entertaining but not a stunt.
Haris Huskic (18 days ago)
Seems like op got fawked with his logic grats mate on even trying to argue for jackass people say it was their 15 mins of fame yet most of the boys were already somewhat famous from skating and other things.
Alex Czyz (1 month ago)
Well the title is almost fatal film stunts, if a stunt is planned and goes smoothly there should be 0 chance of fatality. Jackasses planned stunt was to jump the pig, it didn't go according to plan, and like you've said it narrowly missed tragic consequence. Seems like it fits the criteria fine to me.
justandy333 (1 month ago)
You tell me. +Alex Czyz
Alex Czyz (2 months ago)
Seriously? Come on, tell me what's wrong with your comment?
Mycel (2 months ago)
why does simon not pronounce the 't' in "chariot"? xD
Donnie G (2 months ago)
I can't thank you enough for everything you do Simon, my brain becomes a little bit better after every video because of you.
TheSwamper (2 months ago)
I'm surprised you didn't mention Dar Robinson's stunt in Stick, or anything by Jackie Chan.
Trav2016 (2 months ago)
Crazy Americans.
Honey Bee86 (2 months ago)
PS. John Houston's last name is pronounced *"HUE-Ston"* (or "hugh-ston").... NOT "HUH-ston"
Doby Pilgrim (2 months ago)
I wouldn't have given Knoxville a spot in this list. This wasn't a stunt. It was an accident captured on film
Haris Huskic (18 days ago)
They plannes on jumping the pig and over it. It was a stunt. Just gone bad. So tell me how again how it wasnt a stunt?
Lucy Barton (2 months ago)
Uh, yeah. Kids, don't try this at home!
Dem H78 (2 months ago)
Too bad Harold Lloyd didn't fall. It would have meant one less racist in the world.
mxplk (2 months ago)
If every racist died, we'd be back to Adam and Eve--and then we'd only have sexism and maybe gender dysphoria. 😂
grinningchicken (2 months ago)
How about this. All of Jackie Chans stunts then a list for the other people.
grant hunter (2 months ago)
Can you do a video on buster keaton
Michael Teret (2 months ago)
How is Jackie Chan not on this list?
Karen Schumacher (2 months ago)
It's not 'Yah-kee-mah', it's 'Yak-i-maw' with the emphasis on 'Yak'. Canutt was from Washington, took his name from the city, people and name of the valley. And now you know.
ferociousgumby (1 month ago)
If he was enny mohhr Breeteesh, he couldn't tawwwlk at awwwwwl. Harrumph
Brian Arbenz (1 month ago)
By Jove, he’s British.
ferociousgumby (2 months ago)
Simon averages three mispronunciations per video.
John Opalko (2 months ago)
And the river. It's one of the rivers mentioned in Woody Guthrie's "Roll On, Columbia" along with the Snake, Klickitat, Sandy, Willamette, and Hood.
Here's one other person you never mentioned Tom Cruise and most of the stuff in MI. 1 to I can't remember anymore
rgerber (2 months ago)
This list made a Jackass out of Jackie Chan
Primalxbeast (2 months ago)
There's actually a reference to that Buster Keaton stunt in "Weird Al" Yankovic's Amish Paradise video when the barn frame falls around him. They made it out of steel instead of wood because it would have been harder to predict where the frame would fall if it was made of wood, but it was still an actual frame falling around him and the steel would have been even more deadly if they had been off on their calculations. It may have been cool looking, but I can't say I'm particularly happy about Al doing that regardless of how careful they were with the calculations.
annette fournier (2 months ago)
Really? Anything the jackass group did? I don't think jackasses belong with professional stunt people. How many of that crew are dead now might be interesting.
You could be right
meetoo594 (2 months ago)
+Trevor Joseph O'Neiil aka; Whiplash Inc. one died in a car crash didnt he?
Died from drug overdose and suicide I think
Fcutdlady (2 months ago)
Glad buster keaton got a mention. Didn't a stunt prerformer die on Ben hur or was that just a old wives tale.
meetoo594 (2 months ago)
Someone did die in ben hur, just not the one in this video. There was a silent film version of ben hur made in the 1920`s (i think, might have been earlier) and someone did indeed die in the chariot race, along with a LOT of horses.
ShadowBlazer3000 (2 months ago)
It's a myth that anyone died during filming Ben Hur, just like the myth that The Wizard of Oz features a Munchkin committing suicide.
Guy VanArsdall (2 months ago)
Is it coincidence that the most recent movie on the list is from 2002 or has an increase in the use of CGI resulted in less risk having to be taken for film thrills?
ShadowBlazer3000 (2 months ago)
CGI has really mitigated the need for risky practical stunts so you're really not far off.
piranha031091 (2 months ago)
7:45 : Actually, the story was set in Afghanistan. "Kafiristan" was a real place. Its name meant "land of the impure/infidels" in persian (and arabic), referring to the fact that its inhabitants were the last people of the Hindu Kush that had not converted to islam, and still followed an ancient form of hinduism. They were then forcibly converted, and the place was renamed "Nuristan" ("land of light"), which is still an official region of modern day Afghanistan.
Geronimo -JohnMo- (2 months ago)
Is this just going to be a list of Jackie Chan's stunts?
deanna (2 months ago)
The accident from the newest Resident Evil movie should be on here.
dmcgee3 (2 months ago)
Harold loyd was certainly not hundreds of feet over the street. He was 12ish above the roof. It’s an iconic scene for sure but just shot to look like he was in danger. Broken or sprained ankle was the real danger if he fell. It’s actually such an iconic scene with a well documented history that it should have taken a few seconds on google to find
jevitigre (1 month ago)
+meetoo594 The boxing scene in City Lights and when Chaplin used cocaine(instead of salt) in Modern Times was very funny.
meetoo594 (1 month ago)
+jevitigre I will admit Chaplins speech at the end of the great dictator is amazing, I just never found him very funny.
jevitigre (2 months ago)
+meetoo594 Chaplin`s City Lights , Modern Times, the Great Dictator are very funny, what makes Chaplin`s movie great is the message in his movies.
Honey Bee86 (2 months ago)
Yeah, the REAL dangerous parts of the movie are when he's holding on to the side of the building with just his bad hand. He was missing his thumb and index finger (which Simon didn't even mention!) on his right hand, so that means all his body weight was being held up by just those but last three little fingers.
meetoo594 (2 months ago)
Yup, im surprised simon didn't show a picture of the set, Harold was in no danger of falling off the building. I love his films, really enrertaining. I never liked chaplins stuff, I guess it was funny 90 years ago, but not now.
Martin Pitts (2 months ago)
There were actually two other Buster Keaton stunts that don't look as impressive as the one here but probably came closer to killing him. In "Sherlock, Jr.," he was running across the top of a moving train and grabbed a hold of a rope dangling from the spout of a water tank. As the end of the train passed by under him his weight pulled the spout down. The force of the water was so strong he crashed to the ground, hitting his neck on a rail. He suffered severe headaches for some time after. Years later he was being examined by a doctor who asked him when he broke his neck. He didn't realize he'd ever broken it, but reckoned it must have been while performing this stunt. In "Our Hospitality" he floated down a series of river rapids in a rail cart which topples over. There was a thin guide wire attached to him to keep him under a certain amount of control, but the wire snapped, sending him rushing down the rapids, banging into rocks and nearly drowning.
Albert Brammer (2 months ago)
How could any list not have Jackie Chan on it?
Jesus H. Christ (2 months ago)
maybe he'll get his own top 10
werewolf6780 Wolfie (2 months ago)
Maybe Canutt just didn't care if he died...
werewolf6780 Wolfie (2 months ago)
Maybe Canutt just didn't care if he died...
Robert Byrd (2 months ago)
John Huston /ˈhjuːstən/; like youston
Aaron Jones (2 months ago)
When someone finally dies in the filming of Jackass 28 or whatever number its at now, should be law that their tombstone says 'social Darwinism wins again'
Oldenweery (2 months ago)
Yes, and should get a mention on the Darwin Awards for all time.
lagitanavderoscio (2 months ago)
Excellent.
BLOODY POND LIVES (2 months ago)
Watch that last step.🍃🍃🍃
frank hargreaves (2 months ago)
It's 'John Hewston'.
99fruitbat (2 months ago)
The house fall down ! Buster Keaton ! Watched that with my Dad.1963 🤣 Mum hated the silent films ! Dad and I watched them whenever we could ( secretly ) 🤣
pete cartwright (2 months ago)
I love buster
peter blood (2 months ago)
Really? No Jackie Chan? Just an off-hand mention while discussing Buster Keaton? How about the final scene from "Police Story"? There are many others. All of the stunts you mentioned were great and the artists were spectacular but seriously, not even one Jackie Chan stunt? You've been a bad boy Simon.
True Moayyed (2 months ago)
Hello Mr. Simon Whistler Thank You My Great Friend
that damn punk (2 months ago)
Bonus fact... in Ben Hur Chariot race scene you can see Charlton heston's wrist watch.
Oldenweery (2 months ago)
Yes, and during one of the chariot crashes you can see pressure tanks in the chariot. I've been eternally sorry that I watched a TV program after the first Indiana Jones movie that explained how some of the stunts were done. You just can't UN-see things, can you?
Chris Balfour (2 months ago)
Sundial bracelet :)
Taylor Benito (2 months ago)
Jackass' Red Rocket almost killed Johnny Knoxville, just no one noticed during it since a pipe inside the rocket shoot inches away from his rib cage.
DanniRin (2 months ago)
Could you do one about actual fatal stunts?
meetoo594 (2 months ago)
The original 1920s ben hur had a fatal crash in the chariot race, there was a silent biblical epic where extras died in a flood scene involving huge tanks of water being emptied over the set, and the twilight zone movie where a helicopter crashed on some of the actors are 3 that come to mind. The first 2 were left in the final cut of the film as well.
Jackson Percy (2 months ago)
I think they actually did that video a couple years ago.
Owain Shebbeare (2 months ago)
Probably not, YT doesn't like snuff, even if the people who died are not shown. I suppose they do show their hypocrisy with so many car-crash vids, in many of which people die or were badly injured.
Emma Snead (2 months ago)
This is one of my favorite top tens
neiana (2 months ago)
Recognizing all the dangerous stunts in this list, but still a bit annoyed to see zero Tom Cruise stunts here.
neiana (2 months ago)
+Nathan L He could have twisted an ankle... much like he smashed his ankle as he leaped across two skyscrapers. Or that time he held on to an airplane as it flew threw the air, while he had no safety equipment. But I agree, that Oprah stunt almost killed ............ his career for a few months. :D
Chris Balfour (2 months ago)
Yeah. The general consensus is that he's nuts, but he's earned his celebrity - and sanity isn't required for doing stunts.
Nathan L (2 months ago)
Yeah, jumping on Oprah's couch was very dangerous.
Mistress Führer (2 months ago)
You do such amazing work!! I could watch you all day. And did yesterday. 😂
Minnesota Fatz (2 months ago)
The chariot race scene in an old Ben Hur movie led to the death of 1 rider and nearly 100 horses.
Zelda Williams (2 months ago)
very impressive work!!!😲🤠 If there's a stuntman's Hall of Fame all the people mentioned in this video should have an honored spot!! Just wow!!!!🤩
selina kyle (2 months ago)
Harold Lloyd did that stunt with a prosthetic right hand. He only had 3 fingers on it due to a prop bomb that was actually a live bomb
del trotts (2 months ago)
Yep.......true......
Gerry C (2 months ago)
+Honey Bee86 I think the most dangerous stunts were when he had the rope that he had to jump onto, then fall 16ft, and still hold onto it until the slack took up. And the one where he is doing the jitterbug with the mouse in his pants and falls off the ledge but grabs hold at the last second.
selina kyle (2 months ago)
+Honey Bee86 your right, but when that movie is mentioned, it's always the clock scene that gets noticed or talked about. The whole scene is one crazy stunt.
Honey Bee86 (2 months ago)
It wasn't a prosthetic hand, it was just a glove that covered his missing fingers. But I can't believe he totally be left that out! I don't even think the clock stunt was the most dangerous part of that movie. The parts where he's climbing up the side of the building and holding on with only his "bad" hand seem WAY more dangerous! Those three little fingers were the only thing holding up his entire weight and keeping him from falling off
Guy VanArsdall (2 months ago)
So glad you mentioned this. I was waiting for Simon to tell us about his hand (his research is usually very through). I was surprised when he didn't included that little tidbit.
D-MMA (2 months ago)
How the does Jackie Chan not even get a single place? He’s nearly died plenty of times, including smashing his head open in Yugoslavia.
bronzegriff09 (2 months ago)
The reason why is bcuz all of the stunts stated prior had practically no safety protocols whatsoever. While jackie chans stunts are nothing to slouch, alot of the stunts in this video are absolutely absurd in comparison
Amy Sternheim (2 months ago)
It seems weird they wouldn't list Jackie Chan. Chan and his team meticulously plan the stunts over and over and use safety equipment most of the time, but even when they can't for close-ups or specific camera angles they still try to use some kind of safeties. Maybe that's why Chan didn't make it.
MrBgreen88 (2 months ago)
Top 10 gripes and complaints people have about their jobs!!!!
snappytoetapper6 (2 months ago)
I believe the Dar Robinson stunt used a cable and a elaborate braking system for it to work correctly. Even so, the system was not without it's own hazards. They would also drop bags of sand to see if they could even hit the cushion bag below..no matter! Those guys were nuts..and very cool..
snappytoetapper6 (2 months ago)
+Kurt Stephens I think that was the same documentary I saw. Dar wanted to know if his character would empty his gun as he fell out of the building backwards.
Kurt Stephens (2 months ago)
The Robinson Decelerator is a digitally controlled electric winch that spools the cable at near freefall speeds and then applies controlled braking. I saw a documentary where they demonstrated it by having a stuntman (woman?) jump off of the Seattle Space Needle. I believe Dar Robinson developed it for the Sparky's Machine stunt.
jim kaljic (2 months ago)
Interesting story about Yakima Canutt and the Devil Horse. Canutt related in the documentary "Hollywood" that Rex indeed was a problem, but he told the director all needed was a half hour alone with the horse. In that half hour Canutt attempted to have Rex respect him, and when he didn't whacked Rex with a billiard cue Canutt took with him. In Hollywood Canutt said Rex was no longer a problem, but apparently he was.
Christel Headington (2 months ago)
Don't think Jackasses belong with the true artists, much less at #1.
Keith Schricker (2 months ago)
They are in Chronological order.
Trevor Taylor (2 months ago)
Oohhh... You've gone & done it now.!! I'm going to keep an eye on this thread. (I agree btw, I'm just not brave enough to come out & say it.. Somehow, Jackass fans don't strike me as the type to have a Polite, Well Considered, Intelligent & Reasonable Debate..... More like the.. "WHAT DID YOU SAY.??..HERE, HOLD MY BEER.!!" type...! Hey Christel, with balls like that, you could've been a stunt man/woman).! See ya' round the Internet. 👋🏻👋🏽👋🏾👍🏾👍😜.!
Kelly Hyson (2 months ago)
Nathan L I think everybody's missing the "chronological"part. Best to just people-watch at this point.
Christel Headington Yeah, BIG mistake!
Nathan L (2 months ago)
+Owain Shebbeare I'm sure there have. I'm not arguing that Jackass is better or worse. Too be honest I really don't care one way or the other. All I'm pointing out is that the criteria for the video is near fatal stunts, of which Jackass has many because they don't really take a lot of safety precautions, and that they were listed in chronological order.
Steven Perry (2 months ago)
i remember Dar Robinson was the Man when I was growing up, sucked when we heard of his death back then, He was a legend, man could do it all. Thanks Simon
Amy Sternheim (2 months ago)
Robinson seemed like a guy who loved what he did and he probably would have been bored living past 80 in a retirement home playing shuffleboard. We should all be so lucky to go doing something we love.
Jared Quinney (2 months ago)
This is really cool
Pushin Keys (2 months ago)
The research you guys do is always on point 👍🏼
Kerry Ann (2 months ago)
I love this channel. So informative. The amount of times iv quoted stuff from this channel to friends and impressed them haha ....Simons awesome too!
Iain Walker (2 months ago)
47th personal best. Yes, i am that sad
cpt nordbart (2 months ago)
A war movie with a love triangle? Someone listened to "Terrible Writing Advice"
peter blood (2 months ago)
Re-used and abused in "Pearl Harbor".
Picket Pants (2 months ago)
I am super mad that I didn't get the Futurama reference of Harold Zoidberg being a comedian until watching this video.
annette fournier (2 months ago)
+Timothy McCaskey whoo, whoo, whoo,whoo , whoo, whoo, whoop.
Timothy McCaskey (2 months ago)
Picket Pants: Oy vey! It's Harold *Zoiberg* and he's a stereotype of an old, Jewish New Yorker even though he's an Alien. You want maybe I should explain it again!?
Beyond Tubular (2 months ago)
*_all of Jackie Chan's stunts_*
Honey Bee86 (2 months ago)
Jackie Chan copied a lot of Buster Keaton's stunts
Necko Agic (2 months ago)
That's why he wasn't on the list, he needs his own top 10.
Amy Sternheim (2 months ago)
Yes, but Chan did his own often protecting those on his stunt team. Unlike others he will risk himself before the team.
Oh Yeah Yeah 2.0 (2 months ago)
#1: Justin Y gaining less likes!
Chris Balfour (2 months ago)
He's pulling quite the stunt, missing this video.
Booty Warrior (2 months ago)
I thought it said failed porn stunts

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