Actors Who Got Injured On-Set and Rolled With It

Channing Tatum in ‘Foxcatcher’

Channing Tatum stars as Olympic champion wrestler Mark Schultz in the sports drama/biopic ‘Foxcatcher.’ During a scene in a hotel room, Tatum’s character has a breakdown, where he hits himself in the face and smashes his head into the mirror – more than once. The scene gets pretty bloody. And the thing is – that’s Tatum’s actual blood.


‘Foxcatcher’ Film – 2014, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum. Photo By Moviestore Collection/Shutterstock

The actor cut his head on the mirror. Even though the mirror was coated with safety plastic, Tatum bashed his head into the mirror so hard that he broke it all the way through to the wall, breaking the wall, too. Director Bennett Miller said: “He punched that thing with his head three times and shattered it, and put his head through it and through the frame behind the mirror and through the drywall that the mirror was hanging on and left a divot two inches deep,” Miller said.

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