40 Crazy Things That Happened During Filming Movies

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During the filming of Quigley, actor Gary Busey demanded that Heaven be changed to reflect what he saw when he was there during his near-death experience. He then came to blows with another actor who had also had a near-death experience, over what Heaven actually looks like.

27. Actor Justin Long was drugged with PCP-laced weed and kidnapped while filming Youth In Revolt. His kidnappers threatened to film him and release it to TMZ. To escape, Justin Long jumped from a moving vehicle, suffering nerve damage to his leg.

28. The filming of Hardcore Henry was so intense that it caused severe neck pain, and tooth loss for 2 actors who played the protagonist. It is also the first full POV action movie as 96 minutes of Hardcore Henry are all in the first person.

29. Stuntman Mark Joseph Connolly sued for damages when he was permanently injured being hit by a flying motorbike while filming Mission Impossible II in 1999. In 2007, he died at age 45 of unrelated pancreatic cancer a few hours after learning he had won about a $1 million settlement.

30. While filming Live and Let Die in New York, the producers of James Bond were reportedly required to pay protection money to a local Harlem gang to ensure the crew's safety. When the money ran out, they were forced to leave.

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31Dr. Dolittle

When they were filming the 1967 Dr. Dolittle, production was delayed after a giraffe stepped on its own penis.

32. While filming "Barry Lyndon" in Ireland, Director Stanley Kubrick received word that his name was on an I.R.A. hit list for directing a movie featuring English soldiers. Star Ryan O Neil said “He was given 24 hours. He was gone in 12.”

33. During the filming of the title song of “Singin' in the Rain”, where Gene Kelly dances and sings the title song while spinning an umbrella, splashing through puddles and getting soaked with rain, he was actually sick with a 103 °F (39 °C) fever. The water used in the scene caused Kelly's wool suit to shrink during filming.

34. Jeremy Renner broke both his arms during the filming of the movie "Tag". CGI was used to replace Renner's arm casts in the final film.

35. Christopher Plummer hated The Sound of Music. He called it The Sound of Mucus or S&M. During the filming, he would get drunk in taverns and ate so much schnapps and pastries, that he got very fat. His costumes had to be let out. He was also “dead drunk” during the music festival scene.

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36Cover Up

While waiting for filming to resume on Cover Up (1985), actor Jon-Erik Hexum played Russian roulette with a .44 Magnum revolver loaded with a blank. The blast fractured his skull and caused massive cerebral hemorrhaging when bone fragments were forced through his brain.

37. During the filming of Escape to Victory (1981), Sylvester Stallone broke a finger trying to save a penalty kick from Pelé.

38. During the filming of the "The Lord of the Rings" movies, a total of 1828 km of the film (six million feet) were produced.

39. Tod Browning, director of the 1931 film "Dracula" had nightmares and difficulty sleeping during the filming of his next project, the 1932 cult film, "Freaks" due to the vaudeville performers despite his own previous sideshow and vaudeville performances.

40. During the filming of The Wizard of Oz (1939), they used asbestos as fake snow.


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