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Dolph Lundgren: ‘Rust’ shooting gives me flashbacks to Brandon Lee’s ‘Crow’ death


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Actor Dolph Lundgren is remembering his outdated good friend Brandon Lee’s premature death and the way the latest shooting on the set of the movie “Rust” shocked him.

The “Rocky IV” star, 64, spoke to Fox News about Lee’s 1993 unintentional death on the hand of a fellow actor whereas filming “The Crow.”

“Any other time I remember [an on-set shooting] happened was with Brandon Lee,” Lundgren stated.

Lee — who was the son of legendary martial arts actor Bruce Lee — and Lundgren starred collectively within the 1991 buddy cop flick “Showdown in Little Tokyo.”

The up-and-coming motion star was shot by co-star Michael Massee whereas they filmed a scene for “The Crow.” Lee, 28, died hours later.

In October, actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun on the set of “Rust.” Baldwin’s unintended gunfire additionally injured director Joel Souza.

Lundgren stated of the latest tragedy: “It’s a serious business, having real firearms on a film set. Usually an armorer, they’re very serious people and they’re very committed and the guns are checked.”

“It’s crazy,” the Sweden-born actor continued. “I don’t know how that happened. There should never be any live ammo around a movie set.”

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The Swedish actor, pictured right here together with his 24-year-old fiancée, Emma Krokdal, starred with Lee within the 1991 movie “Showdown in Little Tokyo.”
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Lee’s sister, Shannon Lee, spoke out in regards to the “Rust” shooting and known as for extra “gun safety training” on the Asian World Film Festival earlier this month.

“I think that mandatory gun safety training [should be required] for the actor so that they can check the guns themselves and know how to use them appropriately, and so that they can keep others safe,” the 52-year-old told Agence France-Presse on the crimson carpet.

“It shouldn’t happen again,” she stated, insisting that her brother’s death ought to have been the final of its type.

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Brandon Lee in 1994’s “The Crow”
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Lee additionally expressed sympathy for Baldwin, 63, in addition to Massee, who died in 2016.

“I felt sorry for Michael Massee, I felt really sorry, because it is a horrible thing to cause someone else to die. And I also feel sorry for Alec Baldwin,” she stated.

“It’s really tough what he’s going through — he has to take care of himself,” she added.

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