16 wild Hollywood movie set experiences



Note to self: never, ever visit a horror movie set.

From high-rise gorillas to shark-infested tornadoes, the film industry has surely served us with plenty of crazy stories. However, sometimes Hollywood’s craziest stories come from behind the scenes.

Here are 16 of the craziest cast and crew experiences on set:


In order to get through the daily eight-hour makeup session, he had to be transformed into the titular character of How the Grinch stole Christmas, Jim Carrey was trained by a man who teaches CIA agents how to endure torture.

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At The Graham Norton Show, he mentionned, “[The makeup application] it was like being buried alive every day. The first day I went back to my trailer, put my leg through the wall and said [director]Ron Howard, I couldn’t do the movie. “


Tunisian government request George Lucas will move his Sandcrawler away from the Libyan border during the filming of Star Wars: A New Hope because Libya mistook it for an army vehicle and threatened military action.

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In the movie, the Sandcrawlers weren’t military vehicles at all.


Isla Fisher nearly drowned when her outlet chain got stuck on her costume during a magic trick scene in Now you see me.

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At Chelsea lately, it mentionned, “Everyone thought I was doing great… no one realized I was really struggling.”


During a battle scene at Ben hur, an extra tear down in a pond that had been dyed blue, and MGM kept it on his payroll until the dye was gone from him.

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The pond water had been dyed because production was not satisfied with the natural dark brown color of the pond.


A majority of Titanic the cast and crew were poisoned with PCP-based clam chowder, so they were all rushed to hospital at 1 a.m.

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Crew member Marilyn McAvoy said Vice, “Nothing was ever officially determined, as far as I know. Among the crew there were rumors that it was a disgruntled leader who had been fired, but nothing ever happened.”


When Benedict Cumberbatch and his friends’ tire exploded on the way home To the ends of the earth together they were kidnapped at gunpoint before being left in the middle of nowhere.

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He told the Hollywood journalist, “They were like, ‘Look down! Look down! Put your hands on your heads! Look at the ground! “And they started to search us and said, ‘Where’s your money? Where’s your drug? “- we had smoked some weed -” Where are your guns? “And then that fight-or-flight adrenaline exploded in my body.”


As Melissa George spun around in a boathouse for Amityville Horror (2005), local police arrived to inform the production that a corpse had been found floating nearby.


While filming the Wicked Witch’s Smoky Exit of West Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz, actor Margaret Hamilton suffered burns to her hands and face.

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Following the incident, she mentionned, “I’m not going to sue because I know how this business works and I will never work again. I will return to work. [on]one condition – no more fireworks! “


During filming The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Jennifer Carpenter radio continuously lit in the middle of the night and played the words “I’m still alive” over and over again.

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Co-star Laura Linney’s radio also turned on three times during filming.


Police showed up on the set of Apocalypse now in the Philippines and took everyone’s passports after discovering they were using unidentified bodies bought from a grave robber as props.

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Co-producer Gray Frederickson told the Independent, “They didn’t know we didn’t kill these people because the bodies weren’t identified. I was damn worried for a few days. But they came to the truth and put the guy in jail.” After the soldiers removed the bodies, the film used extras instead.


JoBeth Williams unknowingly filmed a Fighting spirit scene in a pool full of real skeletons because the production considered the fakes “too expensive”.

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She said TV Land, “I was in mud and mud all day everyday for four or five days with skeletons all around me [as I was]yelling. In my innocence and naivety, I assumed they weren’t real skeletons. “


After The possession Wrapped up, the prop storage building burned down, destroying the imitation of the demon-possessed dybbuk box the film centered on.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played Clyde, told the Hollywood journalist, “He was investigated, and there was no sign of arson, no electrical fire.”


While filming the Sermon on the Mountaintop The passion of Christ, Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning.

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He mentionned, “About four seconds before that happened, it was quiet, then it was like someone slapped my ears. I had seven or eight seconds, like, a fuzzy pink color, and the people started to scream. “


After finding out that lead actor Malcolm McDowell was terrified of snakes, director Stanley Kubrick introduced the character of Basil, a boa constrictor, to A clockwork orange.

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Malcolm said IGN, “I put this snake in the drawer under my bed, and when I opened the drawer to take it out, the snake wasn’t there. You’ve never seen a room come out so quickly. crew, the wimps they were, Kubrick included, ran for it. “


While playing Chewbacca in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Peter Mayhew was to be escort across the Pacific Northwest by crew members dressed in brightly colored vests so other people don’t mistake him for Bigfoot and shoot him down.

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He was warned not to go out in a suit.


And finally, Michael Imperioli Cut his hand on broken glass on the Goodfellas shot and was rushed to hospital, but emergency room medics rushed to treat the mock gunshot wounds from the death scene he filmed instead.

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The incident happened after he insisted on doing his own stunt for the stunt, which made it the final cut for the film.

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