30 of the most dangerous movie stunts

Some survived these perilous stunts, while others didn’t make it alive

Jumping from Chicago’s Willis Tower (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 2011)

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When the Decepticons have completely sealed off Chicago at the height of the action in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the strike team NEST led by Colonel William Lennox (Josh Duhamel) makes their way into the city by diving from a military aircraft, flying-squirrel style.

The jump was actually a flight made possible through a special jumpsuit called wingsuit. Made from nylon, a wingsuit was sewn in such a way that it has fabric wings under the arms and between the legs, allowing professional daredevils to carve through the air at 100 mph. “It doesn’t feel like you’re falling so much as it feels like the buildings are growing,” said stuntman J.T. Holmes on what it was like jumping off the 110-story Willis Tower for one of the most exhilarating scenes in the movie.

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