Here’s a little-known fact about Alan Rickman in Die Hard: For his character’s final scene, he agreed to fall onto an airbag 8 metres below on the count of three. Except the director and the stunt people thought they would get a better reaction if they dropped him on the count of “one.” They were right. His face is priceless.
AU Editor’s Note: This story was originally posted in December 2014, but we’ve re-shared it in fond memory of Alan Rickman. — Cam
In this list of seven things you didn’t know about Die Hard, you can skip to 4:10 for the fascinating fact about Rickman’s final scene.