Home Articles Actors Who Got Injured On Set

Actors Who Got Injured On Set

Dylan O’Brien on set of The Maze Runner: Death Cure

Whilst filming The Maze Runner: Death Cure, Dylan O’Brien was hit by a car filming an action sequence. The accident resulted in a hospital stay for O’Brien and production is currently postponed until he fully recovers. 

Channing Tatum on set of The Eagle

US Magazine reported that whilst Channing Tatum was filming The Eagle, he was rushed to hospital after burning the top of his penis off! The cast were reportedly prepping for a scene where they’d be jumping into freezing cold water, but when a crew member mistakenly poured boiling hot water into Tatam’s wardrobe, it resulted in the unfortunate accident!

Harrison Ford on set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Harrison Ford fractured his ankle whilst filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Pinewood Studios in London. A hydraulic door fell on his leg and his injury delayed filming for two weeks!

Robert Downey Jr. on set of Iron Man 3

Robert Downey Jr. sprained his ankle on the set of Iron Man 3 attempting a wire-rigged stunt. His injury delayed filming for six weeks and the VFX team ended up using body doubles and face replacements in post production to create his scenes. The final sequence on the beach is a scene when you can spot the special effects!

Halle Berry on set of The Call, Gothika, Catwoman, Die Another Day and Cloud Atlas

Halle Berry has been accident prone on movie sets and has injured herself a shocking four/five times! Berry broke a foot whilst filming Catwoman, had a shard of glass in her eye filming Die Another Day, twisted her arm on set of Gothika and broke her foot once more on set of Cloud Atlas! To wrap it up, Berry hit her head on a concrete floor which resulted in a minor injury whilst filming The Call.

Daniel Craig on set of Spectre and Quantum of Solace

Daniel Craig was filming a fight scene when he got kicked in the face by a co-star and had to have eight stitches on his face! The accident ended up postponing filming for a short period and Craig also had to get plastic surgery for the injury. Years later on the set of Spectre, Daniel injured himself once again when he sprained his knee at Pinewood Studios in London.

Liam Hemsworth on set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Liam Hemsworth hurt his ankle by kicking a styrofoam dummy whilst filming a scene for Mockingjay Part 2 in Berlin!

Isla Fisher on set of Now You See Me

Whilst Isla Fisher was filming a water chamber scene in Now You See Me, she was in a tank a locked up with chains. When one of the chains got stuck whilst she was doing her “magic release trick”, she couldn’t get up and nearly drowned. The film crew weren’t even aware that she was actually struggling to get out and just assumed that it was part of her performance! It wasn’t until she managed to hit an emergency release button that a stunstman helped her out.

Leonardo DiCaprio on set of Django Unchained

Leonardo DiCaprio cut his hand during a scene in Django Unchained. However, being the incredible actor that he is, he stayed in character and the scene even made it in the final cut of the film! So next time you watch it – just think that’s actually real DiCaprio blood!

Sylvester Stallone on set of Rambo, First Blood and The Expendables

Sylvester Stallone is another actor who is prone to injuries on set. The star injured himself on the set of The Expendables movies and broke his ribs on set of First Blood. The worst injury of all was when he stayed in hospital after his heart swelled from a fight scene whilst filming Rocky IV. 

Orlando Bloom on set of The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers

Orlando Bloom fell off his horse during a scene in The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers and the fall resulted in cracked ribs for Bloom.

Hugh Jackman on set of X-Men, X-Men 2 and The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has injured himself four times filming scenes in the X-Men series. On the set of the X-Men, Jackman injured his groin when he got stuck in a harness and had to sacrifice his right ear for the rest of his face when he swung into a stationary camera filming a stunt. In the 2003 sequel, Jackman stabbed himself near his left eye which has even left a scar! What topped his injuries off was a close call on the set of The Wolverine in 2013 when Jackman nearly broke his neck! He was sent home that day after being in shock and returned with muscular pain for the next weeks of shooting.

Share this Post

Related Posts