20George Clooney, Syriana
Rising from just a TV star to one of the most acclaimed actor/directors today, George Clooney loves to defy expectations. He’s done the action game a couple of times from the infamously bad Batman & Robin to Money Monster but prefers to show off more in
dramas. So it’s notable that it was a mostly smaller film that nearly caused Clooney severe injury.
For his role as a CIA operative in Syriana, Clooney underwent a scene of being tortured. This got a bit out of hand and he ended up cracking his head. He had to get stitches but after the movie was finished, Clooney continued to get pains and severe headaches. He went for a check-up that revealed the crack was far more serious than it seemed and he was leaking spinal fluid. Clooney may have won the Oscar for the movie but it also counts as one of the more painful experiences an actor could have had for a scene that could have been done by someone else.