Stuntman Stabbed on Set of Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’

Brad Pitt Fury Stuntman stabbed
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Brad Pitt drama is filming in England.

It seems like no one involved with war is exempt from the dangers of battle — not even those who make a film about it.

A 35-year-old stuntman has reportedly been stabbed in the shoulder on the set of the Brad Pitt-starrer “Fury” while they were filming on England’s Oxfordshire countryside. Following the incident, he was airlifted to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

“There has been an accident between two professional stuntmen which happened in a rehearsed action sequence,” production company representative Claudia Kalindjian said in a statement. “It was an accident. It is obviously very unfortunate. He left the set laughing and talking.”

The Thames Valley police are not treating it as a crime and shooting is occurring on private land. Residents of the surrounding area have been warned to expect sounds of gunfire and explosives.

Even for those who aren’t stuntmen, the dangers of action filming can be life-threatening. Tom Cruise learned this on the set of 2003’s “The Last Samurai,” as co-star Hiroyuki Sanada almost sliced his throat with a real sword after the mechanical horse Cruise was on malfunctioned.

David Ayer is directing “Fury,” which also stars Shia LaBeouf and depicts a crew of Americans in Nazi Germany as they embark on a mission near the end of World War II. It’s set to bow November 2014.

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  1. beiletti says:

    Always remember that these movies are never based on actual history they fall under fiction.

  2. orenthal says:

    Do they make movies in Hollywood anymore?

  3. Kathy Galland says:

    Wow, great non story, story!

  4. Julienne says:

    WTF ever happened to the plastic Bayonets we used to film other Civil War movies?! Hello?

  5. catherine1000 says:

    I would keep some guns too if I lived with that blood wearing, brother kissing, thorton sleeping with goth that he beds

  6. sebastianmh says:

    Reblogged this on Hoskins | Dieuvil P.C. and commented:
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the stuntman filed a lawsuit against the studios and the producers of “Fury”. I’ve been tracking this film since before it went into production, so I’m interested in seeing what comes of this “accident”.

  7. Sonoma Joe says:

    An industrial accident where an employee is injured. This is news?

  8. Gander says:

    You know, if we’d just knuckle up and ban bad feelings, we wouldn’t NEED weapons.

  9. Guest says:

    Actors shouldn’t be allowed to play with weapons,they tell us we can’t handle guns,they can’t even handle knives.

  10. We need more films about WWII lest we forget it happened.

  11. Pete Dosado says:

    What is a knifing between friends? Obviously this was an accident! Next time though, watch that the knifer will become the knifee, all in good fun and accidental-like!

  12. BradFan says:

    At least Brad was not injured. He is all that matters. That is why stuntmen are hired to take his place. That is what the savages get paid to do.

  13. don’t use the real knives during the action sequence!

    • Golfendude says:

      O’ yes they are so better than us regular folks… Everyone wants to be a star today right.

      u-tube, facebook, etc are full of stars… Stop glorifying them people.

      They make a good movie good for them… If i’d see Brad no wait sec his wife Angelina I would look, but not go nuts o over them. Not even interested in a autograph from them… Call me old fashion. but they put their pants on the same way the rest of us do.

      RAP ON YOUNG INS

  14. Flynn says:

    this didn’t need to happen, laughing? hardly. what an ideotic statement. cutting corners. qed’s deep pockets. not enough prep in the chase of the almighty dollar.

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