In the world of Hollywood, actors are known for going above and beyond to bring their characters to life. And one actor who takes this to heart is Johnny Depp. He is known for doing his own stunts and going to great lengths to ensure that his performances are as authentic as possible. But sometimes, this can come at a great risk, as it did on the set of “The Lone Ranger.”
Nine years ago, a video was released that showed the heart-stopping moment when Johnny Depp took a scary fall while doing his own stunt on the set of “The Lone Ranger.” He was riding at top speed when he slipped to the side and fell, narrowly escaping being crushed by his horse. It was a terrifying moment for the superstar and one of the scariest moments ever caught on camera.
In the newly released behind-the-scenes video, we see Depp riding alongside co-star Armie Hammer, doing his own stunt. But as he starts to slip, the danger becomes all too real. His horse barely misses crushing him, only clipping him with his back legs. Depp later said he was lucky his tailbone wasn’t crushed, but the incident left him shaken.
Depp handled the situation with great composure, not dropping off until the horse slowed down. The horse, too, was surprisingly calm, not instantly freaking out, which could have made things much worse. Depp’s quick thinking and the horse’s calmness likely saved him from serious injury or even death.
Despite the danger he faced, Depp continues to push himself in his roles. His dedication to his craft has made him one of the greatest actors of all time, and his willingness to take risks like this only adds to his legend. We can only hope that he continues to stay safe while bringing his unique brand of talent to the big screen.