Actors who got sick while filming

Melvin Van Peebles -
The actor contracted an unlikely disease while shooting the blaxploitation movie 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' (1971).

Buddy Ebsen -
The actor was originally cast as the Tin Man in 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)

The cast of 'The Conqueror' (1956) - 'The Conqueror' (1956) was shot near a nuclear weapons testing site. You can imagine what happened in the next few years...

Jonah Hill -
Coke consumption was abundant in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' (2013), so the actor had to snort vitamin powder in many scenes.

Jason Robards -
The late actor headed to the Amazon jungle to film 'Fitzcarraldo' (1982). Robards had already shot almost half of the movie, when he came down with dysentery. 

Ashton Kutcher -
Things went terribly wrong for the actor when he changed his diet to play Steve Jobs in the 2013 biopic 'Jobs.' Kutcher delved into fruitarianism.

Harrison Ford -
The gun versus sword scene in 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981) became a classic.

Emma Watson -
Darren Aronofsky—the director of 'Noah' (2014)—certainly had good intentions in making the movie set environmentally friendly. 

Leonardo DiCaprio -
If you've ever watched 'The Revenant' (2015), it's easy to imagine how hard it was for the whole film crew to shoot in those weather conditions.

John Rhys-Davies -
It wasn't easy for the actor to change his facial appearance to play Gimli the Dwarf in 'The Lord of the Rings' movies.

Apollonia Kotero -
The actress nearly lost her life while shooting 'Purple Rain' (1984), but was reportedly saved by Prince.

om Hanks -
In 2000, we saw the actor play a survivor in a desolated island in 'Cast Away.'

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