Actors Who Battled Their Worst Fears On The Job

Nobody thinks of actors as being particularly heroic. Sure, they play heroes on the big and small screen, but no rational adult ever mistakes that for true heroism. But hang on. Sometimes, in the progress of doing their jobs of making pretend, actors are actually struggling with some very real, medical-grade phobias. And they just have to soldier on, white-knuckle panic be damned. No kidding.

For example:

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Actors Who Battled Their Worst Fears On The Job

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Sylvester Stallone is So scared of heights... M CI ...he literally had to be tricked into shooting Cliffhanger. After declaring he'd go no higher than

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Actors Who Battled Their Worst Fears On The Job

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Emily Blunt threw tantrums over wearing gloves as a kid... FR IN E ...but she couldn't avoid them while shooting The Young Victoria. She feels suffoca

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Actors Who Battled Their Worst Fears On The Job

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Ryan Reynolds used to sedate himself to go on airplanes... ...but he got over that while filming Green Lantern. After so many takes of being dangled f

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Actors Who Battled Their Worst Fears On The Job

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Sarah Michelle Gellar has an irrational fear of cemeteries... ooos ...which didn't bode well for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She was left hysterical a

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Actors Who Battled Their Worst Fears On The Job

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Matt Damon is SO frightened by snakes... c..they had him sweating behind the scenes of We Bought a Zoo. He was bullied into playing with them by Scarl

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Actors Who Battled Their Worst Fears On The Job

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Oprah Winfrey gets totally creeped out by chewing gum.. ...which was a problem on the set of A Wrinkle in Time. She has a standing no-gum rule in her

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Actors Who Battled Their Worst Fears On The Job

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Ellen Page has an extreme fear of tennis balls... DIE YOUVE ...and it worked in her favor on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past. She's so frightene

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