On-Set Stitches: 15 Movies That Almost Killed Their Stars

Although there are obviously glamorous parts, being a movie star has some serious job hazards. You can get burned, drowned, stabbed, strangled, hanged, or just straight up get the crap kicked out of you. But it’s all in a day’s work! Read on to see 15 movies that almost (accidentally) killed their stars. These celebs are tougher than you think! Thank god for insurance…

15. George Clooney Breaks His Back In Syriana (2005)

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When a back-firing stunt led to a serious back and spine injury for Clooney, the pain was so bad that he apparently considered taking his own life. “I was at a point where I thought, ’I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live,'” he told Rolling Stone in 2011. “I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you’re having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, ’I may have to do something drastic about this. You start to think in terms of, you don’t want to leave a mess, so go in the garage, go in the car, and start the engine.” Obviously it breaks our heart to hear the superstar say such things, but luckily his injury was cleared up after some spinal surgery. Hopefully the Oscar he won for the role helped smooth things over.


14. Quentin Tarantino Wrings Diane Kruger’s Neck For Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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