7 Celebs Who've Hurt Themselves While Filming

Or at least while on location
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2015 10:57 AM CDT
7 Celebs Who've Hurt Themselves While Filming
Johnny Depp poses for photographers during a photo session prior to a press conference to promote his latest film "Mortdecai" in Tokyo, Jan. 28, 2015.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Johnny Depp hurt his hand while on location for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean flick, the Huffington Post reports, though the Wrap notes he wasn't filming or even on set at the time. He needs surgery, but production will be only "minimally impacted," a source says. More stars who have injured themselves while on location or while filming:

  • Awkward: Dakota Johnson was filming a sex scene for Fifty Shades of Grey when she hurt her neck. The scene involved co-star Jamie Dornan throwing her onto a bed, and the move left Johnson with whiplash, the Toronto Sun reported last month. Johnson said she only got injured because the scene was filmed "over and over and over again."
  • Also awkward: On his first day filming Twilight, Robert Pattinson suffered a butt injury, MTV reported in 2012. "We were doing the fight scene ... and I tore my glute—well, almost tore it," Pattinson recalled. “[They] had to get a physiotherapist to come in and massage my butt cheek for the rest of the day."

  • Sylvester Stallone has been injured while filming a few times, he said last year. "I grade the quality of a film by the intensity of the injuries. ... Through Rambo and The Expendables, I break my neck and my spine and I dislocate both shoulders." He took a fall while filming an action scene for The Expendables 3, the Mirror reported, and ended up with an injury known as a "back blast" that required surgery.
  • His co-star in that movie, Antonio Banderas, said he was also injured—during his first take—but "went through the whole movie without saying anything because I didn't want them to think I was just getting older." He hurt his knee while running up to a helicopter on a roof, he explained, and it pained him for a couple of months.
  • While filming Gothika, Halle Berry broke her arm. "It wasn't like I was trying to fall 50 feet and fell wrong or did something crazy. I was doing a scene with Robert [Downey Jr.] and he grabbed my arm the wrong way and broke it," she said back in 2003, according to Contact Music.
  • Bruce Willis suffered "two-thirds partial hearing loss" in his left ear while filming Die Hard, he revealed to the Guardian in 2007. That's because the blanks that were shot in the movie were modified to be extra-loud so they were more realistic, Mental Floss explains.
Click to read about 13 freak accidents on film sets. (More Johnny Depp stories.)

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