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The Real Reason Behind Alan Rickman's Shocked Face In Die Hard

The Real Reason Behind Alan Rickman's Shocked Face in Die Hard

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.


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