You might expect that when an actor injures themselves during filming, the offending scene is removed from the final edit. However, whether it’s due to time constraints, a lack of additional footage or the actor’s insistence that the show must go on, on-set accidents do occasionally make it onto the big screen. Here’s a look at 20 performers who saw their “ouch” moment immortalized on film.
20. Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher)
Channing Tatum headbutted the mirror so strongly during his character’s hotel room meltdown in Foxcatcher that he dented the drywall behind it. Director Bennett Miller once revealed that despite covering the mirror with a plastic sleeve, Tatum still managed to cause damage to both the film set and himself. Indeed, the blood that you can see dripping during the scene in question isn’t makeup, it’s the real thing.
19. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
An on-set mirror also proved problematic for Jake Gyllenhaal during the filming of a particularly intense scene in Nightcrawler. In fact, the actor had to go to hospital after cutting his hand on a broken bathroom mirror that his uptight character punches in frustration. Eagle-eyed viewers will spot several scenes in the movie where Gyllenhaal’s injured hand is hidden behind his back as a result of the mishap.