Brandon Lee was a talented martial artist nearing the prime of his career. Bruce Lee, his father, had a technical skill that no one else could rival. Brandon was convinced that he could reach the same mastery and fame. Unfortunately, his first major film resulted in a freak accident that led to the 28-year-old's death.
In the stunt, Brandon Lee was supposed to confront a man with a loaded weapon. Given his skills, he could easily dodge the bullet. Unbeknownst to anyone on the crew, though, the blank bullet in the gun had gotten lodged. When the actor pulled the trigger, a real bullet fired, dropping Brandon to the ground.
The directory yelled "cut" without knowing anything had happened. It didn't take long before he and the other crew members realized that Brandon was still on the ground, lifeless.