Johnny Depp was left battered and bruised while filming The Lone Ranger after taking a "violent" fall from a horse during a scene.
The Pirates of the Caribbean hunk plays Tonto opposite Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger in the Disney adaptation of the classic TV show, which is slated for a 2013 release.
But filming the Western was tough on Depp, who suffered a terrifying injury when a shoot went wrong.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I'm lucky to be here. I've done a number of films on horseback and I've taken a couple of spills but this was a violent one.
"I had a good relationship with the horse, whose name is Scout, and when I look at the tape I can see that Scout saved my life.
"I went down badly and I was dragged for 25 yards and in the end the horse jumped over me and just clipped me with his back legs."