Viggo Mortensen in ‘The Two Towers’
There’s an emotional moment in ‘The Two Towers’ where Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) boots his helmet across the screen and lets out a cry of agony. Well, according to director Peter Jackson, the scream Mortensen lets out wasn’t just great acting. The cry was legitimate because he happened to break two toes when filming that scene.
Needless to say, the take was brilliant, and they kept it in the final cut. Mortensen and Jackson revealed in an interview that the injury was due to Jackson’s directing. After four takes, Jackson thought that if Mortensen gave him one more try, it would be just perfect. That last try was so good it broke his toes.