10 Freakish Accidents On Movie Sets That Actors Had To Suffer

You must have heard of things going wrong while filming movies and series. Sometimes the stuntmen or actors hurt themselves during an action stunt and sometimes actors hurt each other during a behind-the-scenes fight. But the following accidents just can’t be explained given their strange and mysterious nature. Perhaps they were acts of God or some other supernatural entity. What do you think about these life-threatening and inexplicable moments? Here are the 10 freakish accidents on movie sets that actors had to suffer.

The Passion Of The Christ

If any film set saw the wrath of God, it was “The Passion of the Christ”. Actor Jim Caviezel who played Jesus Christ in this controversial movie was subject to many medical crises like pneumonia and dislocated bones. To make matters worse, the actor was hit by lightning and his crewmates legit saw fire coming out of his head.


Accidents On Movie Sets
Accidents On Movie Sets

Steven Spielberg is the master of high-tech inventions whose SciFi movies happen to be Hollywood classics. He had also made four robotic sharks for the underwater horror “Jaws” that is said to be equally dangerous like the real-life ones. He was showing off the models to other actors when George Lucas tried to take a sneak peek inside the shark’s mouth and it almost closed its “jaws” on his head.

Die Another Day

A sex scene in the James Bond movie left Halle Berry choking. She and Pierce Brosnan were busy getting intimate when Pierce reportedly did something so awkward that Halle accidentally sucked in whatever she was chewing. Luckily she was able to throw it out of her system.

Now You See Me

Isla Fisher was really struggling to get out of the water tank behind the scenes of “Now You See Me”. The chains were pulling her down and made it impossible for her to break free and get out. She tried to signal to crewmates but failed to drop a clue as they thought she was just a wonderful actress. Isla was seconds away from drowning but the brave fighter managed to break free in the 11th hour.

The Hobbit

Accidents On Movie Sets
Accidents On Movie Sets

One of the most horrifying and saddening disasters had to be faced by the team of “The Hobbit”. Everything was going until one day they wake up to find out that 27 movies set animals died as they fell into a basin. The sinkhole wasn’t there in the beginning and cracked open when the animals were resting on it.


The apocalyptic film “Waterworld” was shot on the real-life sea which later turned out to be a horrible decision. Not only did the crew suffer sea sickness repeatedly but some actors even got stung by jellyfish. They were also hit by a massive storm over Hawaii which lost a stuntman into the sea. After several hours of searching, he was found and rescued by the Coast Guard.

Thor: The Dark World

Lady Sif may be one of the warriors of God who can bear any amount of attacks. But Jaimie Alexander has no such powers and suffered a severe back injury. She fell over slippery stairs in the rain and damaged 11 vertebrae. The actress then had to stay in bed for over a month before joining back the studios.

The Eagle

Accidents On Movie Sets
Accidents On Movie Sets

Channing Tatum and the other actors had to dive in the icy cold water near the chilly meadows of Scotland to play out a scene. In order to prevent them from freezing to death, the actors were given buckets and bottles of lukewarm water they could pour over themselves. Unfortunately, the bottle of water that Channing Tatum got was extremely hot. But he trusted the crew member and confidently poured the hot water on his …. Well… junk. The poor actor had to stay in bandages for several weeks.

The Wizard of Oz

What could possibly go wrong in the classic children’s movie? There were no stunts or dangerous scenes in this fantasy film. Well, actress Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch had caught fire due to her inflammable makeup and ended up with severe burn marks. Not just her, other crew members also endured some or the other problem. Several actors and members of the crew suffered allergic reactions and boil on the skin due to the burning temperature and costume and makeup on the sets.

The Lone Ranger

Johnny Depp was on the verge of getting his chest crushed while shooting for “The Lone Ranger”. He was on a horse when it wildly threw him off and was about to gallop its mighty hooves over him. Luckily, Depp was able to escape and be rescued on time.

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