Meryl Streep's 'Into the Woods' Close Call & 17 Other Celebs Who Suffered Scary On-Set Injuries

Emily Blunt can now add heroine to her resume. During an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the 31-year-old actress recalled saving Meryl Streep's life while filming Into the Woods . Thank goodness for co-stars who think quick on their feet.

Unfortunately, scary on-set injuries are all too common. Here are 17 celebrities who had close calls while filming.

Mark Wahlberg

This incident was extremely scary, even for a tough guy like Wahlberg. On the set of action movie Lone Survivor, mortar exploded near Wahlberg’s face — a foot-and-a-half away to be exact.

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Lou Diamond Phillips

During the filming of Young Guns 2, a startled horse dragged Phillips through the set. The incident left the Longmire actor’s arm so severely broken that it required more than two hours of surgery to repair.

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Halle Berry

Berry hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to on-set close calls. She broke her foot while filming Cloud Atlas and went to the emergency room for a head injury while filming The Hive .

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Johnny Depp

Depp’s Lone Ranger role went from fantasy to reality when the actor was nearly trampled after he fell off a horse while performing a stunt. Fortunately, he walked away injury-free.

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Jason Statham

Statham is accustomed to performing his own stunts, but he nearly drowned on the Expendables 3 set when an action scene went horribly awry and pushed him off a cliff into the Black Sea while he was driving a truck.

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Kristin Chenoweth

Unfortunately, the actress’ stint on The Good Wife went bad when she was struck on the head by a piece of lighting equipment. Her injuries caused her to leave the show early.

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Isla Fisher

In what she refers to as her “first near-death experience,” while filming Now You See Me , Fisher almost drowned in a scene that required her to be handcuffed under water.

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Kristen Stewart

No one could question Stewart’s commitment to her craft, especially after learning that she pulled a ligament during a dwarf fight on the set of Snow White and the Huntsmen.

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George Clooney

Although it’s been 10 years since Clooney injured his back on the set of Syriana, reportedly, he still suffers from his injuries, which have caused him to have migraines and short-term memory loss.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

DiCaprio cut hand so severely while filming Django Unchained that it required stitches,but the actor continued to film despite the severity of his injury.

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Charlize Theron

Theron broke a vertebrae when she attempted a stunt for her role in 2005’s Aeon Flux. The actress underwent surgery last October to correct the injury.

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Diane Kruger

A strangulation scene in Inglourious Basterds nearly went too far when director Quentin Tarantino choked Kruger to the point of losing consciousness.

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Brad Pitt

When Pitt suffered a torn Achilles tendon while working on the 2004 film Troy, production shut down for 10 weeks while he recovered.

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Robert Downey, Jr.

Superhero powers could’ve come in handy when Robert Downey, Jr. hurt his ankle on the set of Iron Man 3.

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Kellan Lutz

Lutz may not be too eager to perform stunts after being slashed by a machete during a fight scene for Deathgames.

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Julianne Hough

Hough experienced restricted breathing and couldn’t turn her head after she accidentally slammed her head into a metal rail during a dance number on Rock of Ages.

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Gerard Butler

The waves proved to be too much for Butler, who nearly drowned in the ocean while filming surf drama Chasing Mavericks.

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