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10 Actors Who were Injured During Filming

To make a spectacular film scene, actors often have to perform life-threatening tricks. Stuntmen, doubles, and computer graphics are familiar to us but they don’t guarantee 100% safety. Actors can get injured even in the most ordinary film scenes and continue acting so that the audience doesn’t even notice that something is wrong. From this article, you’ll find out about the actor’s injuries during filming. Many of these scenes got into the final versions of the movies. 

1. Diane Kruger – Inglourious Basterds

During the filming of Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino strangled Diana Krueger until she lost consciousness. He wanted to film a realistic reaction to strangulation but overdid it a bit.

2. Charlize Theron – Æon Flux

In one fight scene, Charlize Theron, performing a backflip, landed unsuccessfully and broke her neck. And when she returned to the film set after rehabilitation, Charlize insisted that she would continue to perform tricks on her own.

3. Margaret Hamilton – The Wizard of Oz

Margaret Hamilton played the role of the wicked witch of the West and, as planned, she should always disappear in a cloud of smoke. Once the pyrotechnics didn’t go according to plan, and instead of the usual smoke, the actress was in flames. Margaret received third-degree burns to her face and arms.

4. Channing Tatum – The Eagle 

The movie “The Eagle” had many scenes in the water. Filming went on in the cold weather. To keep warm and avoid frostbites, Channing Tatum constantly poured warm water over himself. Once the assistant forgot to dilute boiling water and served hot water. It quickly flowed under the armor of the actor and burned the most sensitive place between the legs.

5. Sylvester Stallone – Rocky IV

To make the battle scene spectacular, Sylvester Stallone asked Dolph Lundgren not to spare power for hits. One of the hits was so hard that it damaged Stallone’s heart muscle.

5. Halle Berry – Gothic

Robert Downey Jr, when twisting Halle Berry’s arms in one of the movie scenes, accidentally broke her wrist. The continuation of the filming had to be postponed until the actress recovered.

6. Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr. also suffered in a fight scene. The hit of his opponent in the jaw was serious. The actor got a severe injury and six stitches.

7. Elizabeth Taylor – National Velvet

During the filming of National Velvet, young Elizabeth Taylor was seriously injured after falling from a horse. From a hard blow, several vertebrae shifted which almost led to complete paralysis. Taylor continued filming under the influence of powerful painkillers and was tormented by severe back pain until the end of her life.

8. KJ Apa – Riverdale

It turns out that it’s possible to break an arm even on polystyrene foam. In one of the scenes of Riverdale, KJ had to break through the polystyrene as ice but overdid it and got a fracture. Due to the freezing weather, the actor didn’t realize that he broke his arm.

9. Ryan Gosling – First Man

To prepare for the filming of the First Man movie, Ryan Gosling trained on a special NASA device to better get into the role. During training, the actor hit his head hard but at first, he ignored this. After some time, he went to the hospital with a severe headache. Doctors diagnosed a concussion.

10. Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad

In the second season of Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul lost consciousness flying out through a fake door. He was taken to the hospital and it turned out that the actor got a concussion.

Amelia Grant

I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better.