Monday, June 10, 2013

John Malkovich Saves a Man's Life. For Real!

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John Malkovich to the rescue!

Known for his crazy and impulsive villains, John Malkovich occasionally enters the role of a superhero. The actor was in Canada on business, when a man "decided" to have an accident and "get away" with it. Nobody dies on John's watch! Here is what happened:
Actor John Malkovich helped save the life of a man bleeding severely on the street in Toronto on Saturday, according to media reports in Canada.
An Ohio tourist named Jim Walpole, 77, tripped on the sidewalk after leaving a restaurant in downtown Toronto. Walpole slashed his throat on some scaffolding and began bleeding profusely.
According to the reports, the Oscar-nominated actor was standing outside the Elgin Theater smoking a cigarette and, hearing the cries of Walpole’s wife, rushed to the assistance of the injured man and applied pressure to the bleeding with his scarfuntil paramedics arrived.
“The way he was spurting I thought it was the carotid [artery] or the jugular [vein],” said Walpole’s wife Marilyn, who is a retired nurse.
The 59-year-old actor is in Toronto starring in The Giacomo Variations at the Elgin Theatre.
Walpole told CBC News: “I asked, ‘What’s your name?’ He said, ‘John.’ And I didn’t ask the last name because I didn’t figure I’d remember it anyhow.”
He added that Malkovich “took over just like a doctor.”
Walpole was taken to a local hospital where he received stitches and was released.
[via The Wrap]