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Why Did Kurt Russell Smashed the Guitar? What Guitar Did Kurt Russell Smash?

Kurt Russell accidentally smashed a valuable guitar while filming The Hateful Eight in 2015. He was playing a character called John “The Hangman” Ruth and was in a scene with Jennifer Jason Leigh's character, who was playing a song on an old guitar.

by Reshwanth

Updated Jul 10, 2024

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Why Did Kurt Russell Smashed the Guitar? What Guitar Did Kurt Russell Smash?

Why Did Kurt Russell Smashed the Guitar?

Kurt Russell smashed a valuable guitar by mistake when he was filming The Hateful Eight in 2015. He was playing the character John “The Hangman” Ruth and had a scene with Jennifer Jason Leigh's character, who was playing a song on an old guitar. Without realizing its value, Russell, still in character, ended the scene by smashing the guitar. This happened because of a misunderstanding about which guitar was supposed to be smashed, leading to the genuine shock of Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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What Guitar Did Kurt Russell Smash?

Kurt Russell accidentally smashed a genuine Martin guitar, not a replica, during the filming of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. The guitar, unbeknownst to Russell, was a priceless Martin antique dating back to the 1870s and was on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum. Despite the existence of six replicas made for the smashing scene, a miscommunication led to the original guitar being used for the crucial moment, leaving Russell with genuine regret for the irreversible act.

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What Happened to the Guitar in Hateful Eight?

During the making of the 2015 Quentin Tarantino movie The Hateful Eight, something important happened with a very old Martin guitar. In a scene, Jennifer Jason Leigh's character played a song on the guitar, and then Kurt Russell, who was playing John “The Hangman” Ruth, broke the guitar. But he didn't know that the guitar was borrowed from the Martin Guitar Museum and was very old. There were six other guitars for breaking, but there was a mistake, and the original guitar was used. This made Jennifer Jason Leigh genuinely shocked during the scene.

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Who is Kurt Russell?

Kurt Russell, is an American actor known for being good at many different kinds of acting. He started acting when he was young and became famous for being in Disney movies like "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" and "The Strongest Man in the World."

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He went from being a kid actor to a big movie star, appearing in important films like "Escape from New York," "The Thing," and "The Hateful Eight." Besides acting, he really likes guns, hunting, and supports the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Also, Russell can fly planes, and he helps the Wings of Hope organization that does good things with airplanes.

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Name Kurt Vogel Russell
Born March 17, 1951
Birth Place Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years Active 1962–present

Kurt Russell Age

Kurt Russell is currently 73 years old. He was born on March 17, 1951. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Kurt Russell Career

Kurt Russell played baseball for the California Angels affiliates, but a shoulder injury in 1973 made him stop playing. He then focused on acting and gave a great performance as Elvis Presley in a TV movie in 1979, which was a big moment in his Hollywood career. He's well known for acting in action movies like "Escape from New York," "The Thing," and "Big Trouble in Little China." He also became a top star at The Walt Disney Company in the 1970s. His career has been successful, moving from a child actor to a famous leading man in Hollywood, with important roles in action movies and working with famous directors like John Carpenter.

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