10 MOVIE SET INJURIES – When actors say that they did their own stunts, most of the time it is not true. The reason being is that they are insured by insurance companies that will not cover the actors’ injuries if they do dangerous things while making a movie. Even the great Jackie Chan ran into this on the set of Rush Hour, when he was told he couldn’t jump from a tree to a nearby window because the insurance companies wouldn’t allow it. (Chan in fact did the stunt anyway when the cameras were rolling). Unfortunately, no matter how safe they try to make movie sets, accidents still happen. From gun blanks destroying Bruce Willis‘ hearing to hot water nearly burning off Channing Tatum‘s manhood, we made a list of 10 star actors that really were badly injured on movie sets. Some of the injuries are so bad that one actor had to have brain surgery and another contemplated suicide.
Start with Halle Berry below:
Halle Berry’s Arm
Halle Berry had her arm broken by Gothika co-star Robert Downey Jr. while shooting a scene for the thriller. In the scene, Downey Jr. was suppose to hold down Berry in a mental ward. However, as Berry struggled, Robert Downey Jr. said he felt a pop and knew it wasn’t good. Although the break was an accident, the actresses didn’t seem to be to happy with the carelessness of her co-star.
“It wasn’t like I was trying to fall 50 feet and just fell wrong or did something crazy. I was shooting a scene with Robert and he grabbed my arm the wrong way and broke it,” she said.
When Downey Jr. was later asked about Berry still being mad at him because of the incident he said, “It was an accident, I’m sorry if she’s still upset.”
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