From Brandon Lee to Rust, accidents and deaths on the set – Culture & Shows

From Brandon Lee to Rust, accidents and deaths on the set – Culture & Shows
From Brandon Lee to Rust, accidents and deaths on the set – Culture & Shows

The death of director of photography Halyna Hutchins and the serious injury of director Joel Souza by Alec Baldwin who fired a gun that should have been loaded with blanks on the set of Rust immediately brings to mind another tragedy that occurred almost in the same circumstances. The set was that of The Raven, in 1993 and to lose his life was the star of Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, mortally wounded by the bullet fired by an actor with a weapon loaded by mistake even with a real bullet. Lee’s family commented on the official account dedicated to the actor what happened yesterday: “Our hearts are close to the family of Halyna Hutchins, Joel Souza and all those involved in the Rust incident. No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Point “.

Unfortunately instead the history of cinema also includes other serious accidents, even fatal ones, during filming. Another one involving a gun, had the actor Jon-Erik Hexum as a victim in 1984, who shot himself in the head with a gun, also in that case, believed to be loaded with blanks, on the set of the series Cover Up in a scene in which his character was engaged in Russian roulette ‘. Among others, one of the most serious occurred in 1982 on the set of the inspired film of the series On the edge of reality, directed by John Landis: the crash of a helicopter during the filming of a scene set in the Vietnam War, caused the death of the actor Vic Morrow, who was beheaded and of two children, Myca Dinh Lee and Renee Shin-Yi Chen. In 2017, stuntwoman Joi Harris was killed on the set of Deadpool 2 in a motorcycle accident. In 2014, assistant operator Sarah Jones was shot and killed by a train, while filming a sequence on the rails, to Midnight Rider. In 2002 Vin Diesel’s stunt double, Harry O’Connor, filming XXX he died during a sequence in which he was paragliding. On the set de The dark Knight (2008), stuntman Conway Wickliffe was killed when the speeding car he’d leaned out of crashed into a tree. In 2008, a costume clerk was fatally hit by a mass of earth, frozen sand and ice during the filming of the sci-fi. Jumper with Samuel l. Jackson. In 1985, pilot Art Scholl crashed and died with his plane during a scene from Top Gun.

Many actors and crew members were also injured during the shooting of a film: as Margaret Hamilton, interpreter of the Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (1939) who brought back to the set due to a pyrotechnic effect, burns that forced her to wear green gloves to cover her hands, during the rest of the resumed. Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning and escaped unscathed on the set of The Passion of the Christ (2004). Channing Tatum on the set of The Eagle (2011) suffered burns to her chest and private parts by immersing herself in a tub where the water had not been cooled. Filming on Aeon Flux (2005) had had to stop for eight weeks due to Charlize Theron’s severe back injury while doing stunts. A back injury, the cause of pains defined by the actor as excruciating, also happened to George Clooney on the set of Syriana (2005). A punch in the stomach by Dolph Lundgren to Sylvester Stallone on the set of Rocky 4 (1985), sent the star for five days in intensive care. Among the most recent incidents, Harrison Ford broke his leg, which was blocked by a hydraulic door, on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens; the star also injured his shoulder a few months ago while filming Indiana Jones 5. Tom Cruise broke his ankle while filming a difficult stunt-free scene during Mission Impossible 6.


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