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Shocking news. Fresh off a fire on the set comes word that Robert Downey Jr has been knocked out during a fight scene gone bad. Justin writes; Robert Downey Jr is currently filming Guy Ritchie's new Sherlock Holmes film, which is a take on the new comic that has Sherlock as more of a brawler than just master sleuth. Well apparently during the filming of a fight scene, Downey Jr was knocked unconscious by Robert Maillet, a 7-foot tall former pro-wrestler who co-stars in the film. Maillet accidently connected with a massive hook on Downey's chin. Downey Jr was thrown into th »
A nurse on set attended to the star and gave him six stitches in his mouth.
A source says, "Robert was accidentally caught on the chin by a thundering hook. He went flying and was out cold.
"He didn't want to go to hospital and kept trying to get up. He's a trouper."
But Downey Jr.'s condition wasn't the only issue director Ritchie has had to contend with - the movie has reportedly been plagued by various other setbacks.
One incident on Friday left the cast and crew running for safety after a petrol tanker burst into flames during a delivery to the set, closing down production for two hours, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.
And the mishaps have prompted speculation the movie, which also stars Jude Law, is cursed.
The insider adds, "There have been lots of other problems too... The crew have started joking about the curse of Sherlock Holmes." »
2 items from 2008
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