- sum of $250,000.
- 6. Weight Loss
Asked to gain two stone to play Al Capone in Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables", Robert De Niro asked for insurance cover just in case he had trouble taking the excess weight off. Since "Bob" had managed to shed four stone in a year following "Raging Bull", the studio declined.
- 7. Premature Ageing
The original big-screen Frankenstein Boris Karloff took out cover in case the make-up used in James Whale's masterpiece prematurely aged him.
- 8. Fish Starvation.
Overworked animal lover Henry Fonda had his producers insure his prize fish in case he forgot to feed them while shooting "Young Mr. Lincoln"
- 9. Stunt Mishaps
"I don't believe in insurance" said Burt Reynolds in "Deliverance", but the bewigged one's collasal cover demands threatened to dereail stunt man movie "Hopper". How the world's film lovers breathed a collective sigh of relief when
Burt and the underwriters came to an agreement.
- 10. Nose Disfigurement
Legendary entertainer Jimmy Durante stuck his nose out and insured his schnozze for $100,000.
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