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    17 Stories Of Actors Injuring Themselves On Set That'll Make You Look At These Scenes Differently

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share the wildest stories of actors getting injured while filming on set. Here are the best responses:

    1. Sean Astin cut open his foot on a shard of glass that the divers missed on their initial sweep on the set of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring.

    New Line Cinema

    2. Chevy Chase broke his pinky while kicking and punching the Christmas lawn ornaments in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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    3. Jacob Elordi suffered a really bad concussion after banging his head too roughly on a hardwood floor repeatedly in Euphoria.



    4. Leonardo DiCaprio cut his hand open on a piece of glass but didn't allow the bloodied hand to make him break character in Django Unchained.

    Columbia Pictures

    5. Brandon Lee was killed due to an accident involving residual gunpowder in some prop guns on the set of The Crow.

    Miramax Films


    6. Jeff Conaway injured his back during a dance scene in Grease. This may have led to his lifelong painkiller addiction, which resulted in his death.

    Paramount Pictures


    7. Zac Efron injured his wrist while filming on this complicated revolving set in High School Musical 3.

    Walt Disney

    8. Ellen Burstyn permanently injured her spine after being thrown against a wall in The Exorcist. The scream heard in the film is her actual scream from pain.

    Warner Bros.


    9. Malcolm McDowell scratched his cornea due to the contraption used in A Clockwork Orange.

    Warner Bros.


    10. James McAvoy broke his hand on the set of Split, which led the writers to write his injury into the plot of Atomic Blonde.

    Focus Features

    11. Viggo Mortensen broke his toe while kicking a helmet in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The scream you hear in the film is his actual scream of pain.

    New Line Cinema

    12. KJ Apa broke his hand while punching through ice to save a character on Season 1 of Riverdale.

    The CW


    13. Channing Tatum burned his penis by pouring hot water down his pants to stay warm on the set of The Eagle.

    Focus Features

    14. Nicole Kidman broke a rib while filming a dance sequence on the set of Moulin Rouge!.

    20th Century Fox

    15. Dylan O'Brien suffered a head injury that halted filming for several months on the set of Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

    20th Century Fox


    16. Mandy Patinkin bruised his rib trying to hold in his laughter on the set of The Princess Bride.

    20th Century Fox

    17. Lastly, Hugh Jackman stabbed his upper thigh β€” quite close to the groin β€” while filming a scene with his sharp claws in X-Men 2.

    20th Century Fox

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