12 Movies With The Most Shocking On Set Injuries
10. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Jumping into the most recent decade, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon was another physically demanding film that required loads of effects mixed with practical stunts. Unfortunately, while shooting outside of Chicago, the production paid extras $25 to drive their own cars in a scene that involved stunts on a highway. One of the vehicle rigs — a cable with a long hook — was poorly welded on the tow vehicle, and during the take for the scene, it tore loose, struck the car of Gabriela Cedillo, shattered her windshield and struck her in the head. Her injuries included permanent brain damage and the loss of her left eye. The family sued Paramount and Dreamworks, and eventually settled for $18.5 million. By far the worst story stemming from the bumps, bruises and bloodshed on these films.
9. The Passion of The Christ (2004)
Speaking of spilling some blood… no sacrilegious tone implied… Jim Cavaziel took a serious beating while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ. Jim was fitted with special body armor that looked like flesh in order to be scourged by the Roman soldiers. This allowed him to feel the pressure of the whips, but not the pain associated of being beaten to the point of bleeding. Unfortunately, at one point, the whip stretched beyond his protection and he took some hard shots to the back, and across his sides. He also endured a bout of hypothermia from extreme shooting conditions and separated his shoulder while carrying the cross through the streets to Golgotha. Add all that to the fact he was struck by lightning while preparing for the Sermon on The Mount, and there was very little acting necessary during his suffering.