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Idris Elba Thought Denzel Washington Shot Him on 'American Gangster' Set
Idris Elba Thought Denzel Washington Shot Him on 'American Gangster' SetThe director, 83, recently reflected on the 2007 mafia movie, remembering a scene where Frank Lucas (Washington) pulls a gun on Tango (Elba). During an interview with the Daily Mail published on Wednesday, November 24, Scott recalled telling the Wire alum, 49, to lean his head directly on the barrel of the prop gun, which didn’t have blanks or bullets loaded into it.
- Ridley Scott said Idris Elba thought he'd been shot for real while filming "American Gangster."
- Scott spoke about the filming of a scene where Elba's character gets shot in the head.
- Scott said that Elba felt the recoil of the gun and dropped to the sidewalk thinking he'd been hit.
Ridley Scott toldthat Idris Elba thought he had been shot whilst filming a scene for 2007's "American Gangster."
Elba starred in the Oscar-nominated crime movie alongside Denzel Washington., Washington's character, Frank Lucas, shoots Tango (Elba) in the head for not paying his debt on time.
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Scott, who directed the movie, told the Daily Mail that Elba dropped to the sidewalk during the filming of this scene, thinking he had been shot.
"What happened was, I said to Idris: 'Listen, when he puts the gun to your head lean on the gun' — because by the way, this is a gun with a solid barrel, there is no aperture, I would never risk it — but when you pull the trigger there's a recoil, there's no blank, nothing," Scott said. "[Washington] pulled the trigger and it goes, 'Bang.' Idris thought he'd been shot and dropped to the sidewalk and said: 'I've been shot!'"
Paul Biddiss, a firearms expert working with Scott, explained to the Mail that a solid barrel meant that the gun had been filled in so no bullet could pass through, but it could still have the recoil effect.
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"[Scott] is very hot on safety," Biddiss added: "There's a lot of inexperienced armorers trying to get their foot in the door in the industry, unfortunately. No armorer should ever sign off a weapon with live bullets inside even if it's not being aimed directly at someone."
Last month,with a Colt revolver while rehearsing a scene. Authorities say into the gun. , David Halls, the assistant director of the movie, did not know the gun contained live rounds when he handed it to Baldwin.
Atlanta Falcons Announce Official Decision On WR Calvin Ridley .
Just over a week ago, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley announced he was stepping away from the football. “These past few weeks have been very challenging and as much as I’d like to be on the field competing with my teammates, I need to step away from football at this time and focus on […] The post Atlanta Falcons Announce Official Decision On WR Calvin Ridley appeared first on The Spun.