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Robert Downey Jr Knocked out on Sherlock Holmes Set

30 November 2008 8:00 PM, PST | | See recent MoviesOnline news »

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 »

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Downey Jr. Knocked 'Out Cold' In Sherlock Fight Scene

29 November 2008 5:59 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr. needed medical attention on the set of new Guy Ritchie movie Sherlock Holmes - when he was knocked out by a giant wrestler.

The Iron Man actor was filming a fight scene with seven foot (2.1 metre)-tall co-star Robert Maillet when the big man threw a punch that left Downey Jr. "out cold".

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." »

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