11 Shocking Things Actors Have Done for a Role

Swimming with Deadly Sharks


Do you remember the film Open Water. It made a bit of a splash when it first came out. All horrific movies based on true stories tend to do so. The budget to make the film totaled $130,000. It took them two years’ worth of weekends to get to the final cut.

What you may not have known is the actors seriously were swimming with deadly sharks. The budget didn’t include the price of high-tech, fake sharks. Actors Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis literally swam around the man-eating sharks for over 120 hours! Their only protection was the fisherman who were chumming the sharks away from them and some chain mail beneath their wetsuits. Insane, right?