Malkovich Rescue: Actor Helps Profusely Bleeding Man in Toronto

June 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Actor John Malkovich came to the rescue of an Ohio man who tripped, fell, was left profusely bleeding in Toronto.

Jim Walpole, 77, tripped and fell as he was heading to the King Edward Hotel, reported the Toronto Star. He cut his throat on a piece of scaffolding.

“I’m forever grateful to him, he really helped me out,” Walpole told the Star about Malkovich rescuing him.

Malkovich reportedly knew what to do to staunch the flow of blood until medics arrived. “He said, ‘my name is John and you are going to be all right,’” Walpole told the Toronto Sun.

“He started to press on my neck,” Walpole added. “He said he was trying to stop the bleeding.”

The Sun said that a photographer tracked Malkovich down in Toronto, but he declined to comment.

“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,” doorman and witness Chris Mathias told the Star.

Malkovich, 59, is in Toronto and starring in the “The Giacomo Variations” at the Elgin Theatre.

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