Orson Welles, while filming his seminal Citizen Kane , tripped and broke his ankle during a famously emotionally charged scene. He continued filming despite the injury, and that scene, that outburst of anger, is seen today as one of the most powerful moments in an already strong film. That said, I doubt Nolan North was thinking of one of Welles’ few dips into method acting when he fell off his bike, flew over the handlebars and broke two of his ribs. Two weeks later, North was over at Naughty Dog, doing motion capture for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
Add Nolan North to the list of actors whose injuries helped define their performances, from Orson Welles in Citizen Kane to Mark Hamill in The Empire Strikes Back . Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will be out November 1, exclusively on the PlayStation 3.
By Shelby Reiches