15 Popular Hollywood Actors Who Injured Themselves Permanently During The Movie Shoot
There are many actors who prefer to do their own stunts themselves and while being surrounded by professionals who carefully plan out and execute the stunts things can still go wrong. Sometimes things can go wrong and the actors can end up with bad and life-threating injuries.
Here are some incidents in which actors got seriously hurt in movies while others suffered minor injuries. Yes, they are rich and can afford expensive doctors but sometimes some things can stay with you till your grave.
Linda Hamilton will forever be known as ‘Sarah Connor’ from the ‘Terminator’ franchise. She was one of the most defining strong women of the ‘90s and will be an icon in Hollywood cinema and a case study on how to write strong female characters correctly. In ‘Terminator 2’ blanks were used in the gun scenes but the actors were asked to wear ear protective gear. In one scene Linda forgot to use them and ended up with permanent ear damage.
During the filming of ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Dylan O’Brien had to perform a stunt that involved moving cars. During the stunt, his harness broke which resulted in him being tossed in the path of the car. This resulted in him getting a concussion and suffering from brain trauma.
Buddy Ebsen was the actor originally chosen to play the ‘Tin Man’ in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. But soon after the filming started he suffered a severe allergic reaction that was caused by the makeup which contained aluminum dust. The movie producers dropped the actor and hired Jack Haley. The actor was not just without a job but also suffered from permanent breathing problems.
We all remember Uma Thurman from the ‘Kill Bill’ franchise but no one knew that she hurt herself quite a bit in those movies. During a stunt where she had to crash her car into a tree, she severely hurt her knee and got a concussion. The studio tied to cover it up but director Quentin Tarantino gave her footage of the incident.
Most people do not know that Daniel Craig sacrificed a lot for his role as the famed British agent. He was in his mid-’30s when he filmed ‘Casino Royale’ and while filming not only did he get injured but also lost a few teeth. The actor in the sequel movies suffered from cuts, dislocations, and a broken ankle.