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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.

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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

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