Malkovich To The Rescue: Actor Saves Man’s Life In Toronto

Actor John Malkovich came to the rescue this weekend when an elderly gentleman tripped and fell in Toronto.

According to The Star, 77-year-old Jim Walpole was visiting the city when he tripped on a curb and cut his neck. Walpole was “bleeding profusely” and may have died if Malkovich didn’t come to the rescue.

The actor helped Walpole stop the bleeding until paramedics arrived.

Walpole said: “I’m forever grateful to him, he really helped me out … I never had the opportunity to see him and thank him after the incident. I asked him what his name was and he said it was John.”

Chris Mathias, a doorman from a nearby hotel who witnessed the scene, said: “I believe (Malkovich) was having a cigarette and witnessed the whole thing happening, he placed his hand and started applying pressure to the man’s neck didn’t let go until the ambulance arrived.”

Walpole was taken to a nearby hospital and had to receive 10 stitches on his neck. Paramedics told him that if the cut had been an “8th of an inch” in the other direction he would have been in “real trouble.”

Malkovich, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards, is currently starring in a play called the The Giacomo Variationsin Toronto. He also recently finished up filming the sequel to Red 2.