Spirit Award Nominees Aaron Eckhart, Eli Roth Share Harrowing Set Moments (VIDEO)

6:40 PM PST 02/24/2011 by Sofia M. Fernandez

There are always bumps along the road to making a film, and that's especially true on independent projects where there is little cash to throw at a problem.

Of the films nominated for Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, casts and crews came across everything from an unexpected alligator visit (The Last Exorcism), to accidental pepper spraying (Sweetgrass), to a producer catching on fire (Get Low), to literally breaking a leg during combat in Afghanistan (Restrepo). There was also the dilemma of sharing a bathroom with Nicole Kidman during the filming of Rabbit Hole, which best male lead nominee Aaron Eckhart found difficult to reconcile.

These and other tales from the making of films like Tiny Furniture, 127 Hours, and Monogamy are in video below:

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