‘Broke Both My Arms, Did The Stunt… Went To The Hospital At Lunch’: Jeremy Renner Reveals He’s Such A Badass He Shattered His Arms, Just Put On A Cast And Did The Stunt Again

Jeremy Renner is the actor most commonly known for his role as Clint Barton aka Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, that is not his only role where the actor got to show off his skills, not only as an actor but also as a stuntman. The 2018 movie, Tag, stars Jeremy Renner, Jerry Pierce, Ed Helms, Hogan ‘Hoagie’ Malloy, Jake Johnson, and Jon Hamm among others. The film is about a group of friends who play Tag amongst themselves throughout the entire month of February every year, no matter the cost. The genre of the film lends itself to being comedic, action-packed, and filled with wholesome friendship moments.

Jeremy Renner seems to be learning from Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

There is a particular scene in which Jeremy Renner had to stick a landing while staying on a stack of chairs that had to fall down for the stunt scene. It was in this scene that the actor failed the stunt and ended up with him gaining two broken arms in the process. However, the actor did not even realize that he had broken anything when he initially stood back up after the failed stunt and just did it again, this time successfully. Truly, the Hawkeye actor has taken a page directly out of the legendary stuntman/actor Jacki Chan, who had also misjudged a jump in the film Police Story 2,  and ended up leaping through a real glass window, instead. The resulting injuries were severe, with multiple lacerations across his neck, hands, arms, and face.

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The actor still did the stunt before going to the hospital

Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner

The Hansel and Gretel actor simultaneously shattered his left wrist and right elbow during the failed stunt. He was supposed to fall with a stack of chairs and then sprint away, but the chairs failed to do so, and he instead fell 20 feet, extending his arms to break the fall. The actor later realized that his arms had broken bones in them once he inquired about the injury at the hospital. He was required to wear green screen prosthetics that were later edited off in post-production.

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Tag: the underrated comedy film based on a true story

Tag: real group
The real friend group that inspired the movie

The comedic action-packed movie, Tag, was actually based on a true story of a group of friends that have been playing the exact tag as shown in the film. Unfortunately, the actors of the film and the actual group of friends who inspired the movie only met after filming was already over. The group of friends had taken the seriousness of the game to such a level that they would not even get a break during a funeral, yes even a funeral did not stop their game from continuing, the group even played the game while they chase each other cross country and even disguise themselves to get ahead of the game. Not to mention that there is an actual contract between the group of friends regarding the game. It truly is a story worth reading and making a movie out of.

Tag is available to stream on Netflix.

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Dylan Jobe
Dylan Jobe

Dylan Jobe is a content writer for Animated Times. He is currently doing his Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. Dylan is what one would call a fandom nerd. He keeps up with anime, Marvel, and DC. His knowledge of shows includes Supernatural, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Good Place, among others. His articles are mainly celebrity based. As of now, he is working on a personal novel which he hopes to publish soon. He is patiently building his skills to become a movie critic one day.

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