T-Rex approaching a car in Jurassic Park
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A Famous Jurassic Park Shot Broke The Film’s T-Rex
When the Tyrannosaurus rex attacks the kids' vehicle in 1993's “Jurassic Park,” the dinosaur doesn't make it out unscathed, and the damage it took might still be visible today.
Ariana Richards, who played Lex in the film, told ABC News the animatronic dinosaur injured itself. “The T-Rex's tooth actually hit the glass and ended up breaking off,” she said.
Joe Mazzello, who played Lex’s brother, Tim, said to IGN, “You can see it [...] on the Blu-ray … the T-Rex lost a tooth, and it took like half an hour to get the tooth back in.”
The crew lost patience with trying to restore the tooth and, according to Mazzello, Steven Spielberg said, “The heck with it, we'll forget about it and do it without the tooth.”
YouTuber Klayton Fioriti made a 2020 video about the lost tooth positing that it may have actually carried through all future films.
A tooth seems to be missing at the top left side of the T-Rex’s mouth in “Jurassic World.” Fioriti said a real dinosaur would regrow that missing tooth, but it's still cool to see.