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‘On lunch, I went to the hospital’: Jeremy Renner Broke Both His Arms After Falling From 20 Feet, Did Rest of The Scenes Effortlessly Like a Badass

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Jeremy Renner is one of the most renowned names in the world of pop culture. Speaking of his role as Clint Barton in the Marvel bandwagon or William Brandt in the Mission Impossible franchise, he is known by all. Interestingly, the actor keeps such a superhero-like aura in real life too. Once the Hawkeye actor did a whole stunt scene with two broken arms and didn’t even take a break after that. 

Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

This incident occurred on the set of the film Tag which can be considered one of the best and underrated action comedy movies. The movie is based on a real case where a group of men plays the game of tag one month every year from their childhood to this day. 

Jeremy Renner continued his stunts like a pro

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Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner gained widespread appreciation for playing Hawkeye in the MCU. The bow-and-arrow-equipped superhero is one of the fan favorites of the franchise. It is fascinating how his mental strength is even that of like a superhero in actual life.

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This incident was unveiled in 2018 when Jeremy Renner spoke about the whole Tag incident in various interviews. The Bourne Legacy actor explained how a scene featuring a long 20 feet jump from a stack of chairs went terribly wrong and the chairs didn’t fall but he fell. This gave him one broken elbow as well as a broken wrist. But surprisingly, the actor didn’t feel anything initially and immediately went back to try the stunt once again before going to the hospital at lunch and coming to know about the critical injury he received.

“I got back and I did the stunt again. On lunch, I went to the hospital. They said ‘Yeah that’s broken’ and then I went back to work”  

Further, he filmed several scenes with CGI prosthetics on her arms which were edited later during post-production. The actor was on a jampacked schedule at that time and didn’t get any moment to rest as a result of which, he had to continue with his commitments even after the injury. This also shows us a clear picture of Jeremy Renner’s strong willpower and dedication to acting.

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What do we know about Tag?

Tag is an action comedy flick with a really unique story that focuses on a group of young men playing the game of Tag across various countries and incidents. No matter how many hindrances they face, they keep on their game.


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The movie is officially inspired by a real-life case of a story published in the Wall Street Journal. A group of adults have played the game since their childhood every year and even continue that today. The movie also starred John Hamm, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, Ed Helms, and Jake Johnson. It opened to a decent box office collection and the reviews were good to mix.

Tag can be streamed on Netflix

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.