This is a popular movies….

Suicide Squad (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
Pete’s Dragon (2016)
Me Before You (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

If you didn’t pay attention in biology class and don’t follow sports injuries, the Achilles tendon is the thick tendon at the back of your ankle that connects your heel to your calf. It was named after the hero of Greek mythology, because according to legend, that spot was the only vulnerable part of Achilles’ body. He eventually dies from taking a wound there (which of course is why we refer to a fatal weakness as somebody’s “Achilles’ heel”).

Now, some of you who missed that whole story in school are still familiar with it, thanks to the movie Troy, where a well-oiled Brad Pitt played the role of Achilles.

About three-quarters of the way through the film, Pitt’s Achilles faces off against the noble Hector, played by Eric Bana, and kills him while his entire family watches, dragging Hector’s corpse around the walls of the city just in case any of them missed it (Achilles was a bit of a dick). However, while filming the scene, the fight did not go nearly as well for Pitt: While performing a difficult jumping strike against Bana directly into his raised shield, Pitt landed awkwardly and injured his leg.

Or, more specifically, he fucking tore his Achilles tendon.

6 Ironic Coincidences Behind the Scenes of Famous Movies


The likability of a character drives me crazy because people are not likable all the time, and I don’t need likable people. What I want to find is human beings that are making choices, and they have to make choices in my movies, and there has to be consequences to every choice. I grew up Catholic, you know? So I have a lot of guilt, and I feel like everything I do, maybe, is wrong. So the characters in my movies always make choices and there’s reverberations.

Derek Cianfrance talks making a John Cassavetes movie in a David Lean landscape with The Light Between Oceans.