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Old 10 May 2014, 05:11 AM
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Icon402 Hand Mayhem

However this is true:

During filming of Ben Hur, director William Wyler noticed that one of the extras was missing a hand. He had the make-up department construct a prosthetic that included a protruding false bone to cover the man's stump for the scene where the galley was rammed by a pirate ship. Wyler made similar use of an extra who was missing a foot.

I also heard the same thing was true of the hand double for the actress playing the wife in Hitchcock's adaptation of the Roald Dahl story about betting a finger or two. Not that they maimed her, but hired her because of her missing fingers.
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