John Malkovich Helps Save Life of Man Bleeding Outside Toronto Theater
Actor John Malkovich helped save the life of a man who was severely bleeding on the street in Toronto Saturday.
Jim Walpole, a 77-year-old Ohio tourist, tripped on the sidewalk after leaving a restaurant in downtown Toronto, slashed his throat on some scaffolding, and began bleeding profusely.
The Oscar-nominated actor, according to reports, was standing outside the Elgin Theatre smoking a cigarette and rushed to the assistance of the injured man after hearing Jim's wife's screams. John applied pressure to the bleeding with his scarf until paramedics arrived.
"The way he was spurting I thought it was the carotid [artery] or the jugular [vein]," Jim's wife Marilyn, a retired nurse, said.
Jim told CBC News that "I asked, 'What's your name?' He said, 'John.' And I didn't ask the last name because I didn't figure I'd remember it anyhow." He added that John "took over just like a doctor." Jim was taken to a local hospital where he received stitches and was released.
John is in Toronto starring in The Giacomo Variations at the Elgin Theatre.