Actor Benicio Del Toro, the heroic Mexican cop in Traffic, broke his wrist and came out on the losing end of a recent fight scene between himself and fellow Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones in their latest movie, studio officials said Thursday.
Del Toro broke his wrist while diving for a knife in an action sequence with Jones on the set of The Hunted, a thriller about a trained assassin who makes a sport of preying on humans, Paramount Pictures said Thursday.
"He put his hand down wrong and just broke his wrist," a studio spokeswoman said.
The accident, which occurred in Portland, Ore., forced filmmakers to halt shooting with just five days of production left, and those scenes will be completed when Del Toro recovers, a studio spokeswoman said.
The Puerto Rican-born Del Toro, 34, won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role as a Mexican narcotics agent in Traffic. Jones, 53 won an Oscar for his supporting role as a U.S. marshal in 1993's The Fugitive. Reuters