Unrealistic but happy
- May 13, 2009
And @Gordon_4That's the most famous example I know, yes. But that was from before I was even born, to see something like that still happen today is crazy.
Brandon Lee was shot with a blank, but if there is anything solid in the chamber, (someone said a button once. What would a button be doing there?) like the material they use to tamp down the gun powder ( paper or plastic wadding ), that solid can be propelled from the chamber like a bullet. EDIT: kinda complicated. But Lee wasn't even bleeding. The force of the solid appears to have been enough to cause a fatal blunt trauma: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Lee#Death
Before that, the guy who was to star in Lone Ranger in 1984 was goofing around on set and shot himself in the head point blank not understanding: yeah it is fake. Even a blank at point blank, at his own head, can and did kill him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum
EDIT: I'm reading so far, for unknown reason, what Baldwin shot was NOT a blank but a single, real round in the stage gun. Why was it being pointed at, and trigger pulled, on a stage hand?