John Malkovich Rescues Elderly Man Who Takes Spill in Toronto

Monday, 10 Jun 2013 08:17 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Actor John Malkovich is being hailed a hero after he helped rescue an elderly man who fell and cut his neck on a piece of scaffolding in Toronto Thursday night.

Malkovich, who is in Toronto starring in the play "The Giacomo Variations," was in the right place at the right time Thursday when Jim Walpole, 77, took a spill outside the King Edward Hotel.

Walpole and his wife, of Defiance, Ohio, were on their way back from dinner at P.J. O'Brien's when the man stubbed his toe and fell onto the street.

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"My neck hit the scaffolding pole and there was a sharp thing sticking out on the bottom," he told ABC News. "My neck hit the thing that sticks out and tore it. I was really bleeding."

Walpole said two men he didn't recognize immediately came to his aid, applying pressure to his gash as they waited for emergency paramedics, and helping to keep his wife calm.

Walpole was taken to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and received 10 stitches in his neck.

"The emergency room doctor said if [the cut] had been another eighth of an inch, I would have been in real trouble," he said. "It would have gotten into a main artery."

It wasn’t until later that Walpole learned who his rescuers were — Malkovich and Ben Quinn, owner of P.J. O'Brien's, the restaurant the Walpoles had eaten at the night of the accident.

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Malkovich reportedly wrote Walpole a personal letter wishing him a quick recovery.

"[Malkovich] was so in control and knew exactly what to do. I thought he was a doctor," Walpole's wife Marilyn told ABC News. "How many people would stop and help somebody? I don't know where they came from. I just know [Malkovich and Quinn] were two angels."

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